December 10, 2011 : This is just too fucking funny. This guy is probably one of the biggest dicks in the poker world. Does he even have any money left to play or is he grinding 1/2 on Betonline Poker.
JAMIE'S ROOM AT THE TROPICANA
2006 WSOP winner gets his own poker room
Jamie Gold, who won the 2006 World Series of Poker main event for a record $12 million after besting a field of 8,772, has joined the illustrious ranks of poker aces who have land poker rooms named after them.
On Friday the Las Vegas gambling company Tropicana announced that it has named its newly renovated poker room “The Jamie Gold Poker Room” in a salute to Gold, who will become the hotel resort's ambassador and appear in the poker room on a monthly basis once it has been launched early next year.
“This deal with Tropicana covers everything I could have ever wanted in a relationship with a major Las Vegas Strip resort and it will serve as my anchor and the conduit to all of my future poker and philanthropic endeavors,” said Gold.
According to Wikipedia, Jamie M. Gold was born August 25, 1969 as Jamie M. Usher, building a career as an American television producer, talent agent, and poker player, based in Malibu, California. He currently divides his time between his activities as president of production for the entertainment company, Buzznation and poker competitions, primarily major tournaments.
Gold changed his name by court order following his mother's divorce and remarriage to Dr. Robert Gold. The family moved to Paramus, New Jersey where Gold was educated at Paramus High Schooland and later earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Albany, going on to study entertainment law at UCLA.
In the epic 2006 final table, Gold eliminated 7 of his 8 opponents, finally defeating Paul Wasicka heads-up.