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The Scoop -- Billy Baxter

by The Scoop |  Published: Jan 22, 2010


Billy Baxter is a seven-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, a member of the Poker Hall of Fame, and one of the most influential, legendary poker players in the game. He’s known for having been a successful professional gambler for decades, as well as a world-class deuce-to-seven lowball player. He recently sat down with Adam and Diego to talk about how he got into the gambling business. Adam Schoenfeld: I know your story, that you had, as a young man, hustled pool. Is gambling something that was easy for you, or did you have to work at it? Billy Baxter: You know, I didn’t come from a gambling family. No one in my family gambled. I have a brother who is the principal of a school down in Georgia, and he wouldn’t bet two big dogs against one little one — so that just shows the difference in our ...

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