Ex-Con Learns Poker by Losing $7000 Worth of Snickers

Wins $217,792 at Borgata Poker Open

After being released in 2008, he took a bus from prison straight to the Taj Mahal.

Joe “Black” Reddick took 1st Place in Event 10 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open last month, the $1,000,000 GTD Borgata Million, for $217,792. And while his accomplishment is amazing, the story of how he learned to play poker is equally as remarkable.

According to an article today in The New York Post, Reddick cut his chops while serving 15 years in prison for dealing crack.

“I lost about $7,000 worth of Snickers bars. That’s how I learned,” Reddick told the Post.

Reddick’s goal is to become the first African American to win the World Series of Poker Main Event. Read more about his inspiring true story here.

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