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Half of WSOP Top Prize Is Frozen

Both Parties Agree to Injunction


The World Series of Poker's fantastic championship first prize will remain at the Rio - for now.

Lawyers for WSOP champion Jamie Gold and Bruce Crispin Leyser, who claims that Gold promised him half his winnings and is suing, have agreed to a court injunction that freezes half the $12 million prize.

The injunction keeps the money at the Rio until the case is concluded, but Gold's lawyers have until Sept. 15 to challenge the injunction, which the judge was expected to sign soon.

Leyser is suing Gold because he claims the current WSOP champ promised him half of his winnings before the final table began. Gold went on to beat 8,773 people to win the largest poker prize in tournament poker history. Gold has yet to pick up any of the $12 million he won last month.

For an article outlining more details about this case, click here.