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A Poker Life: Tom McEvoy

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jan 01, 2014

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Most of you are reading this story in your local casino. Head on out to the nearest row of slot machines or the pit and you’ll find yourself engulfed in a wall of smoke. But in the poker room, your lungs are free to breathe clean, fresh air. This wasn’t always the case. In fact, until 2002, all poker players had to brave second-hand smoke if they wanted in on the action. That all changed when former World Series of Poker main event champion Tom McEvoy, then running the Binion’s poker room, convinced management that the annual summer series should be smoke free. Whether you smoke or not, you have to admit that the move was instrumental in making the game more palatable for a number of newcomers. With a total of four WSOP bracelets and more than $2.9 million in career tournament earnings, Tom McEvoy is certainly among the ...


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