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Financial Crisis Hits Todd Brunson Investments Hard

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jan/27/2009
Todd Brunson

It never seems to end and some of us here at Gambling911.com have concerns this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Financial problems have reportedly hit the son of poker legend Doyle Brunson.

Todd Brunson has competed in the Ultimate Poker Challenge series. He is currently appearing in the GSN series High Stakes Poker.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,200,000.  But a few bad investments have reportedly taken their toll on that bankroll according to Markus at AintLuck.com:

Based on a post he made on CardPlayer magazine as well as comments made on Poker After Dark, the current financial crises in the United States has had a profound negative impact on his finances.  Brunson had invested in several restaurants and bars, several of which have gone belly up, taking his investments down with them.

Specifically, Brunson invested heavily into a developing entertainment complex in Las Vegas and as a result is experiencing difficulty in getting a bank to loan him some capital.  In addition to the real estate issues, he allegedly will not be appearing on Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker as much as expected, furthering to weaken his standing.

Some forum pundits are beginning to speculate that he no longer has a significant poker bankroll as he is seeking investors to stake him into events.  He appears to have hit a serious wall and with the rising caliber of poker players out there, this has to be a major concern.

Todd's dad continues to enjoy financial success, however.  The uber popular Doylesroom.com just moved over to the Cake Poker Network. 

Ace King, Gambling911.com

 

 

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