Pittsburgh man tossed from World Series of Poker for nudity, shoe-throwing facing terrorism charge
Some antics at the poker table were just the start of the growing troubles for one Pittsburgh man.
Ken Strauss, 45, had a seat at the table of the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas earlier this summer, reports Deadspin. His behavior was questionable from the start when he went all-in blind on the first hand.
That was followed by Strauss pulling down his pants, showing his bare butt to his fellow players, and throwing his shoe at the dealer, according to Deadspin’s report.
Just happened at the WSOP Main Event. (Drunk?) dude all in blind preflop (full stack) level one. Tables his hand early. Takes shoe off and throws it at a dealer / player in the tank.
Who throws a shoe?
(Hilarious, but not great for the game…)
— Ian Chan (@chanian) July 5, 2019
He was ejected from the tournament and gave up his $10,000 buy-in during the first level of play on July 5.
But Strauss was apparently butting heads with some casinos weeks later when he tweeted to the Venetian Resort with the phrase “all casinos that have me banned will be destroyed effective immediately.”
Shootings are taking place all over Las Vegas. Please leave me alone @VenetianVegas I have no place to go currently. And all Casinos that have me banned will be destroyed effective immediately. And @Rio, get my belongings together immediately when @POTUS declares safe I’m going.
— Ken Strauss (@kpittboy) July 27, 2019
Strauss has been indicted by Clark County authorities on a felony charge of terroristic threats, report PocketFives.
Arrest records show that Strauss is being detained and has a hearing next week.
The arrest report details more incidents involving Strauss. Read them at PocketFives.
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