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86-Year-Old World Series of Poker Deal Struck by Car, Deceased

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
Jun/21/2013
86-Year-Old World Series of Poker Deal Struck by Car, Deceased

A beloved poker dealer at the World Series of Poker has been killed in a pedestrian accident after being struck by an automobile while crossing an intersection. 

86-year-old Richard Charles Turnbull of Reno was hit by the car around 9:30 p.m. near Spring Valley Parkway and Rainbow Boulevard in Las Vegas.

The WSOP released the following statement upon learning of Turnbull’s death.

"We're devastated to hear one of the WSOP's own is no longer with us. Richard Turnbull has been dealing poker for 38 years, has been an American hero serving his country as part of the Navy in World War II and was emblematic of all that is good. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family."

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- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com

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