Short Stacks: Cop Steals Poker Player’s Chips, Terrance Chan Wins First WSOP Bracelet

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A Los Angeles deputy is accused of stealing a poker player’s chips, during a traffic stop, Terrance Chan wins his first World Series of Poker bracelet online, and a home version of the Wheel of Fortune slot machine is released are the short stacks CardsChat picked up in its latest orbit of poker news.

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Terrance Chan won his first World Series of Poker Bracelet online. (Image: Danny Maxwell for WSOP)

Terrance Chan wins first WSOP bracelet

Terrance Chan beat 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Espen Jorstad heads-up online to win his first bracelet.

Chan beat Jorstad heads-up in the $2,500 limit bracelet even on GGPoker Aug. 30. He won $64,021 while Jorstad won $48,330. It’s Jorstad’s second runner-up in a WSOP event in less than a month. He also finished second in the £10,400 buy-in in the International Super Circuit event in London Aug. 13.

Chan now has more than $900,000 in cashes from WSOP events. The poker player has also fought professionally in MMA. He has more than $1.3 million in tournament poker cashes.

WSOP bracelets events run until Oct. 17, on GGPoker globally and Ontario, and in the U.S. market of New Jersey/Nevada.

Bring Wheel of Fortune home

Vanna White might be out of the picture, but she will live forever as an gambling enabler in the Wheel of Fortune video slot machine that has been standing in casinos for what now seems like forever (well, since 1997). The game is so popular, it even has its own wiki.

Now, fans of the machine can own a copy for cheap, as the home video game cabinet company Arcade1UP released a version of the iconic casino game this week.

(Image: Arcade1UP)

The cabinet has two LCD screens, dual speakers and is Wi-Fi-enabled with online leaderboards that allow players to post their high scores and compete with others to be on top. It not only has Wheel of Fortune, but also features 24 games including Blackjack, Joker Poker, Mahjong, and others.

It’s now available in stores for $599.

L.A. deputy accused of stealing poker chips

The district attorney’s office in Los Angeles will not pursue charges against an East L.A. deputy accused of stealing $500 in poker chips during a traffic stop after “the driver who sparked the investigation said he feared retaliation from ‘deputy gangs,’” according to the L.A. Times.

The unnamed player claimed to have five $100 chips taken from him by Deputy Braulio Robledo during a traffic stop after playing in Commerce Casino. A police investigation resulted in Robredo’s suspension on Sept. 1, but the case was dropped after the player stopped cooperating with law enforcement, the D.A.’s office said.

The player’s fear of being related against by gangs of deputies is unfortunately grounded in the truth. A L.A. County inspector filed a report last year that said at least 41 deputies are members of “law enforcement gangs.” The gangs even have names like “Bandidos” and “Executioners,” according the report.

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