MANDAN, Wis. (AP) — A Mandan man skipped his niece’s marriage ceremony for a Las Vegas poker match and got here dwelling $367,800 richer.
The Bismarck Tribune reported Thursday that 63-year-old Harlan Miller’s niece, Macie, was set to get married in Montana final weekend. However Miller skipped the nuptials to take part within the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour Venetian $1,100 Important Occasion
“I figured if one (member of his household) was lacking (on the marriage ceremony), it wouldn’t harm something,” he mentioned.
The match featured 2,790 gamers. Miller, a retired workplace provide firm proprietor, began taking part in on June 4. He defeated professional poker participant Ryan Dodd with a straight on Tuesday to win the cash.
“I simply had a extremely robust feeling about this match,” Miller mentioned. “I needed to go. I don’t actually know what it was, however I believed I might take it down, or get actual near it. I can get (Macie) a greater marriage ceremony current now.”
Miller has been taking part in poker for about 15 years. He’s gained greater than $500,000.
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