Jamie Gold + The $6 Million Dollar Freeze-Out
In an effort to repackage as much content as possible this week, it’s time to revisit the Jamie Gold lawsuit, because this story is not going away.
As we first reported earlier this week, the ex-agent/current producer is being sued by Crispin Leyser over an informal arrangement made between the two regarding Gold’s potential WSOP winnings. It started when online gaming giant Bodog pledged to cover Gold’s $10k WSOP ME buy-in in exchange for Gold recruiting some celeb players on Bodog’s behalf. When Gold couldn’t come through, he turned to Leyser, who was able to land the likes of Dax Shepard and Matthew Lillard. For this help, Gold pledged Leyser half of his WSOP Main Event earnings.
According to court filings, just three hours before the WSOP final table began, Gold allegedly left a message on Leyser’s cell phone stating, "I promise you – you can keep this recording on my word – there’s no possible way you’re not going to get half [of the winnings] after taxes."
And as seen in this exclusive Wicked Chops Poker pic snapped right after his victory, Jamie’s promise seemed to remain Golden, as Cripsin and his seriously hot wife, Jules, joined in the celebration.
However, Crispin has yet to see even one single crisp dollar bill, or even a silver nickle, from Gold. And a temporary restraining order has been issued this week by Clark County District Judge Kathy Hardcastle to prevent the Rio (where the WSOP ME is held) from disbursing half of Gold’s winnings–the $6M he pledged to Leyser–for 15 days. A hearing is set for Sept. 1 to determine if the freeze will continue.
The national "media" and other pubs are picking up this story as it continues to gain steam. Read the articles below for more information on the happenings.
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