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Poker Player Tony Korfman Passes Away

Author Of Numerous Gambling Books Dies At 71


Poker player and well-known author Tony Korfman passed away on Monday. He was 71.

Korfman, who accumulated roughly $338,000 in career tournament earnings over his career, was a southern Nevada resident for more than 40 years.

According to his obit: "Tony was known as a workaholic and had a very successful career as a general manager of several casinos, including the Gold Strike and the Edgewater. He also wrote a series of popular books that are still being sold around the world. He was very generous, devoting money and time to many different local organizations. Many young people were helped by the Michelle Korfman Scholarship Foundation. To some, he was “Mr. Boulder City;” he once served as the Grand Marshal for the Boulder City Fourth of July Parade. Tony loved his community and the people of Boulder City."

Korfman is survived by his wife of 48 years and five children.

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