The article now clearly states it was a female
A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Gregory Paul Raymer, 48, was one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a popular website men often seek out female prostitutes.
Honestly though, when it comes to career impact, how many poker players & gamblers are going to judge him for this? Vegas, prostitution, and gambling go hand in... er... hand. Hardly something to be overly concerned about among that crowd. The only reason this is really news is that it happened in the conservative South.
Of larger and sadder consequence is the family impact. He's married and I don't recall if he has kids or not. That's what's really shameful.