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Gambler
    (December 31, 1928-April 29, 2012)
    Born in Johnson, Arkansas
    Birth name was Thomas Austin Preston, Jr.
    Won the World Series of Poker Main Event (1972)
    Won three other WSOP bracelets
    Appeared in the film 'California Split' (1974)
    Wrote 'Play Poker to Win' (1973) and the autobiography 'Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People' (2003)
    Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame (1992)
    He had an actual rattlesnake head on his cowboy hat.
    Allegedly, he and fellow finalists Doyle Brunson and Puggy Pearson agreed during a break in play to fix the 1972 Main Event (largely because Pearson and Doyle were worried publicity from the event would get them audited by the IRS).
    Plans for a film based on his autobiography were scuttled after he referred to Joey Bishop as a 'motherfucking Jew' during a radio appearance.
    He was arrested on charges of indecency with his 12-year-old granddaughter (August, 2003) and pled guilty the next year to a reduced misdemeanor assault charge.
    A gunman fired three bullets into his car in an attempted robbery (October 4, 2006).
    He was robbed at gunpoint in his house (January 28, 2007).
    He was beaten and robbed while trying to collect a gambling debt (January 22, 2009).
    He popularized the aphorism, 'Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you're the sucker.'
    He inspired the Kenny Rogers hit 'The Gambler.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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