Breaking News: Poker Legend Amarillo Slim on Deathbed

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Apr/16/2012

One of the greatest poker icons ever, Amarillo Slim, was reportedly in a hospice late Monday evening, April 16, 2012, clinging to life.

Amarillo Slim, whose real name is Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., is 83 years old.

Below is one of Amarillo Slim's last interviews from the 2008 WSOP....

Preston won the main event at the 1972 World Series of Poker and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1992.

Preston has four World Series of Poker bracelets with his most recent win in 1990.

In May 2003, Preston published his autobiography Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People, where he wrote of playing poker with the likes of Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson along with Larry Flynt.  A film based on the book is reportedly in development and will star Nicholas Cage. 

Amarillo Slim was the victim of three armed robberies during the last decade.

Below is one of Amarillo Slim's last interviews from the 2008 WSOP....

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

John Racener Shuts Off Twitter Account to Public In Light of Scandal

A scandal involving poker pro John Racener has become the most talked about topic in the world of poker to kick off 2017.

Poker Pro John Racener ‘Scam’ Accusations Result in Mug Shot Throwback

Poker Pro John Racener ‘Scam’ Accusations Result in Mug Shot Throwback

A late 2010 piece alluding to poker pro and Hard Rock Casino ambassador John Racener mug shot photos became all the rage this weekend and here is why...

The Federalist: Casinos Too Big to Return Phil Ivey’s Millions

Federalist writers suggests that casinos are are permitted to operate almost as separate sovereignties

Tournament Schedule Sees Major Boost at Americas Cardroom

Tournament Schedule Sees Major Boost at Americas Cardroom

Love tournaments? Then 2017 is designed for you. At Americas Cardroom, we’re thrilled to bring you a bigger, better tournament schedule starting Monday, January 9th.

TwoPlusTwo Posting Forum Hacked, Information Compromised

TwoPlusTwo Posting Forum Hacked, Information Compromised

The popular TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum, which is among the most read by poker players, has been compromised according to the site operators.

Syndicate