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Six-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Charged Criminally Over Debt With Las Vegas Casino

Poker Pro Ted Forrest Accused Of Theft And Writing Bad Checks

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Six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ted Forrest has been charged criminally for allegedly owing money to a Las Vegas casino.

According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, an arrest warrant was issued Friday for the poker pro for theft and bad check charges. Forrest is accused of drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds with the intent to defraud.

Forrest allegedly lacked the money when he tried to pass a couple of checks at the Wynn Las Vegas totaling $215,000 between October 2012 and May 2013.

The report said that Forrest’s attorney said the poker pro doesn’t owe the casino money. The lawyer said that Forrest was given a marker to play on credit, calling the situation a “long-standing civil dispute.” Under Nevada law, such disputes can be criminal cases.

Court papers said that Forrest agreed to make 10 monthly payments of $10,000 and one lump sum payment, but he allegedly never made good on the debt.

There was a similar situation involving The Mirage in 2015, when that casino said Forrest still owed more than $40,000 from a 2013 loan totaling $100,000. That case never evolved into a criminal case. The report said it’s unclear if Forrest repaid The Mirage.

Forrest has roughly $6.1 million in lifetime tournament earnings.

He was the winner in a $2 million prop bet in 2010 with fellow poker pro Mike Matusow, but Forrest told Card Player in 2014 that Matusow had only paid about $70,000 of the amount.

The 51-year-old is also well-known as a high-stakes cash game player.

 
 
 
 

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Herbie1
4 years ago

shocking...NOT.

 
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muscle1
4 years ago

whats up with this ted forrest ? Just another degenerate poker player who hit bottom

 
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Herbie1
4 years ago

Looks that way.

 
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