Last Friday the very first event, Casino Employees Championship, of the 2010 World Series of Poker kicked off. The tournament was (as you probably already have figured out) only for people working at casinos around the globe, but it still attracted 721 players who paid the buy-in of $500 to enter. The final table included 4 poker dealers, 1 dealer for other casino games, 2 floor staff, 1 bartender and 1 office worker. It ended up being a poker dealer from Village Clubb Casino in California who took home the tournaments and the first prize of $71,424.
Hoia Pham, 43, from San Diego played fantastic poker on the final table and it was a very well deserved win. Part from the first prize and the bracelet, it must have been a great feeling for Pham to take home the very first event of 2010 WSOP.
"I feel very good. I am very, very happy." Said Pham after the tournament.
"I can't wait to tell everybody. I told my boss I would take vacation to (play in this tournament). So now, I get to go back to them and show them what I won."