Pro Poker Player Indicted for Terroristic Threats

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Professional poker player Ken Strauss has been indicted for making terroristic threats after he had a meltdown in Las Vegas.

Strauss was originally arrested on July 27th after he went on tilt, allegedly trying to lure an 8 year old boy to his hotel room at the Red Rock. He next went to the Venetian as he claimed he was suicidal and would harm anyone who came near him. By the time police arrived, he had already left, and proceeded to hit up the Trump International Hotel, where he began tweeting threats at a bunch of casinos in Sin City.

Unfortunately, the incident is not the first for Strauss, who has previously been banned from the World Series of Poker for exposing his penis during the Main Event.

It's unknown whether or not Strauss is still in custody, but here's hoping that he gets the help he desperately needs.

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3 September 2019 - 5:45pm
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Wow, obviously the guy is just completely crazy, I don't know how he's still able to enter poker events and casinos...thus-far he surely should of been jailed or at least hospitalized...suicidal - my ass...such people would harm anybody but themselves.

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3 September 2019 - 5:51pm
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I'm pretty sure he's blacklisted from any casinos now. Crazy that he never got charged for trying to lure a little boy to his hotel room.

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5 September 2019 - 8:35pm
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I'm pretty sure he's blacklisted from any casinos now.

Yeah...hopefully Slim.

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Crazy that he never got charged for trying to lure a little boy to his hotel room.

Couldn't say nothing more...if that's not weird I don't know what is...

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6 September 2019 - 2:02pm
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Huh, this is a lunatic. He has to be admitted for a long long time.
Child sexual abuse and showing his thing in public... completely gone sour...