The Many Mug Shots of Poker Pro John Racener

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Jagajeet Chiba
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John Racener Mugshot

If you thought socialite Paris Hilton was a heathen, get a load of 2010 World Series of Poker runner up John Racener, who this past weekend was arrested for his 3rd DUI in less than 6 years.  He has been arrested a total of 4 times over this period. has obtained copies of the four Racener mug shots, each of which includes a little bit of information about the poker pro.  Strangely enough, the man who walked off with over $5 million at this year’s WSOP is listed as “unemployed” in each of the mug shots obtained. 

The latest arrest report, obtained by, indicates that Racener, 25, refused a field sobriety test (which he can legally do in the state of Florida) as well as a breathalyzer, the later of which typically results in prison time for repeat offenders.

Arresting officer, Julius Cannon of the Tampa, Florida police writes in his report:

"I continued to watch the subject as he stumbled into the parking garage of Madison SOHO apartment complex. Not more than five minutes later, I observed a gray in color, 2004, four-door Range Rover pull out of the parking garage and turn west on Horatio Street West. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Horatio Street West and Howard Avenue South, I was able to look through the front windshield and notice the driver of the vehicle was the same subject whom I observed stumbling into the parking garage five minutes earlier on foot.

"I was able to identify the driver of the vehicle by his hair and same brown jacket. I followed the vehicle as it continued through the intersection and drove west on Horatio Street West. While following the vehicle, I observed the vehicle swerving and completely run a stop sign located at the intersection of Horatio Street West and Westland Avenue South. The vehicle turned north on Westland Avenue South.”

The Tampa Police Spokesperson tells’s Thomas Somach: "The area where Racener was observed walking along and stumbling is right near an area of town with a lot of bars and nightclubs."

Racener’s first DUI occurred when he was just 19 years old and under age.  His second involved property damage and personal injury.  A third arrest in August of last year involved battery (touch or strike).  The mug shot associated with that arrest appears above.

Racener has enjoyed success on the poker circuit since December 2006, when he walked off with $103,527 at the Harrah's Atlantic City Poker Tournament - WSOP Circuit Event - Event #9 - WSOP Circuit No Limit Hold'em Championship.

- Jagajeet Chiba,


John Racener was all but 19 when this mug shot was taken.  The hair style remains the same
throughout the years.

Looking cool as a cucumber, Racener poses for this 2007 mug shot. 

The most recent mug shot of Racener


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