World Series Of Poker Dealer Dies In Accident

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A well respected poker dealer died last week after being hit by a car, bringing a tint of sadness to the World Series of Poker in which he often worked.

Richard Turnbull, 86, died after he was struck by a car last Thursday while he was crossing a street in Las Vegas. Turnbull had dealt poker for more than 38 years in Sin City, working 6 of those years for the popular poker tournament, the World Series of Poker.

The tournament was met with shock upon hearing of Turnbull's death. A moment of silence in his honor was held at the tournament's Friday start.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.