Doyle Brunson Will Be a Clue on JEOPARDY!

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Thomas Somach
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The popular TV game show Jeopardy! is to feature a clue about recently-deceased poker great Doyle Brunson in an upcoming episode, Gambling 911 can reveal exclusively!


The show contacted Gambling 911 this week to ask for permission to use a photo of Brunson that appeared on the Gambling 911 website in 2009, accompanying a review of Brunson’s then just-released autobiography, “The Godfather of Poker.”

The 384-page book, ghost-written by Mike Cochran, details Brunson‘s rise from Texas rounder to World Series of Poker Main Event champion and even includes a mention of Gambling 911.

(The review  can be seen here.)

Brunson, nicknamed “Texas Dolly,” died last year in Las Vegas at age 89.

Jeopardy!, which was created by Merv Griffin in 1964, Is the opposite of most TV game shows which ask questions and have contestants answer them.

Instead, Jeopardy! provides an answer and asks contestants to come up with the question.

In order to avoid confusion, answers are referred to as clues and questions are referred to as responses.

Jeopardy! uses photographs for Video Daily Doubles, high-value clues that can award extra dollars.

Jeopardy! films a year’s worth of programs in a month, well in advance of airing, so the Brunson clue could appear any time in the next year.

By Tom Somach

Gambling 911 Chief Correspondent

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