Cincinnati Man Wins Entry To World Poker Championship
x A Cincinnati man will be making a trip to Vegas next month after winning a World Poker Tour tournament early Thursday morning.
Mike Scarborough, 34, beat five players, including Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, at the Hollywood Poker Open World Poker Tour main event.
Scarborough picked up a straight on the turn card to beat Seidel’s pair of nines in the final hand. The final table began at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday and concluded at 2:20 a.m.
Scarborough won a WPT silver Tiffany bracelet and $273,664, which includes a $25,500 paid entry to the WPT World Championship in Las Vegas in May. He currently lives in the Western Hills and told organizers that he intends to use the money to buy a new house.
Before the main event, Scarborough pledged $2,500 in earnings to the ALS Association Central and Southern Ohio Chapter in honor of his stepmother. His main event sponsor, Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, matched the donation.
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