Former November Niner, Scott Montgomery, Robbed at Bellagio

Written by:
Published on:

Making the final table at the World Series of Poker Main Event is unquestionably the greatest accomplishment to date for original November Niner Scott Montgomery. Being able to escape the bathroom at the Bellagio hotel unharmed after being mugged at knifepoint a short time ago, however, seems like a more welcome relief in the short term.

In breaking news, Montgomery was in the world famous Vegas hotel for a preliminary event for the Festa al Lago tournament series when he went to the restroom during a scheduled tournament break. Once inside, as per his Twitter post immediately after, Montgomery said,

“Got mugged today at Bellagio. Black guy pulled a knife on me in the restroom. I gave him the $2K in my wallet and he left.”

Montgomery was particularly miffed at the hotel’s security staff taking a laid back approach in the situation, no one even asking him to review security footage after taking 15 minutes to respond to his call for help. By then, the bandit was likely elsewhere on the Vegas strip.

The situation brings to mind a similar situation that happened to former World Champ Greg Raymer at the same hotel in 2004 when two men accosted him outside of his hotel room. That time however, the robbery was foiled when Raymer fought back. Considering he banked $3.1 million for his 5th place finish back in 2009, Montgomery should perhaps consider himself lucky that he was unharmed and only lost $2,000 as far too often we see that simple robberies could turn out much, much worse.

Republished With Permission From AintLuck.com.

More Poker Articles Like This...

  1. Scott Montgomery
  2. Phil The Unabomber Laak Shatters Poker Endurance World Record at Bellagio in Las Vegas
  3. November Nine – Final Table at 2008 WSOP

Poker News

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.

Accused Poker Cheat Mike Postle Files $330 Million Slander Suit

Accused Poker Cheat Mike Postle Files $330 Million Slander Suit

A poker player widely accused of cheating during a 2019 live-streamed game at a Sacramento casino is fighting back against his accusers with a $330 million slander suit.