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Amarillo Slim Vol. 25, No. 11 Card Player Magazine

Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston, Colorful, Controversial Champion and Raconteur, Dead at 83

by Justin Marchand

During the 1972 World Series of Poker final table, the wisest public relations move the game ever experienced was formulated over dirty cups of coffee and a few cigarettes in a Binion’s coffee shop booth. Amarillo Slim, the man largely credited with ushering in the early positive exposure the ...