..

From Fast Food To Fast Cash: Dan Cates Biggest Online Poker Money Maker 2010

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
Jan/20/2011
Dan Cates

Dan Cates had been working in a McDonalds before trying his hand a professional poker online.  Now he finishes 2010 as the biggest money maker in the game onlineCates beat out online poker phenom Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Phil Ivey for the honor. 

The 20-year-old economics major at the University of Maryland isn’t even old enough to play in most land-based casinos.

Cates plays an average of 650 hands a day. He’s thinking about moving out of the country to avoid paying taxes on his winnings, according to the Washingtonian.

After making $5.5 million in 2010, he can expect to pay a lot of taxes.

Coming in second was Andreas Torbergsen (Skjervoy), who made $3.7 million and just narrowly edged out Dwan at $3.6 million.

Phil Ivey made a nice $3 million, though he was just pushed out of the all-time poker money maker top ranking by Daniel Negreanu a few weeks ago.

Di Dang (Urindanger) made $2.2 million playing online poker in 2010.

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com

Poker News

Day 1A of VenomPKO Was Intense

Day 1A of VenomPKO Was Intense

Day 1A of the highly anticipated VenomPKO is in the books and Americas Cardroom was promising even bigger things for Monday

Poker Pro Sam Grizzle Dies of Stroke

Poker Pro Sam Grizzle Dies of Stroke

"At least he went out on top," poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow commented upon hearing that fellow pro Sam Grizzle died from a “massive stroke and brain aneurysm" Monday afternoon.

Midway Poker Tour Founder Daniel Bekavac in Hiding?

Midway Poker Tour Founder Daniel Bekavac in Hiding?

PokerTube.com reported this weekend that Midway Poker Tour founder Daniel Bekavac appears to have gone to ground and nobody has any idea where he is.

$5 Million Venom PKO Venom Fever

Americas Cardroom's $5 Million GTD Venom PKO Main Event is the biggest progressive knock out tournament in the history of poker and the tourney is set to kick of October 23rd to November 4th.

Fallout From Midway Poker Tour Fiasco Continues

Fallout From Midway Poker Tour Fiasco Continues

Daniel Bekavac, the founder of the Illinois-based Midway Poker Tour, has been booted from the PokerBros app after it was revealed that players were forced to sign up under Bekavac’s Poker Bros. affiliate code.

Syndicate