Ryan Jones, a poker player hailing from Burlington, North Carolina recently emerged victorious in a major poker tournament held at Harrahs Cherokee Hotel & Casino. This tournament holds significance for poker enthusiasts as it is part of the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit. Ryans exceptional performance earned him a cash prize of $302,131.

The tournament witnessed participation with 1,205 players joining in the action. Spanning across six days from May 11th to 17th the event encompassed three rounds followed by three more thrilling days of intense gameplay. Ultimately Ryan triumphed over his opponents. Claimed the top spot.

Jonathan Lewis, who journeyed all the way from Hopkinton, Massachusetts secured the runner up position with a display of skill and took home a substantial prize of $186,733. It’s noteworthy that such a significant amount can be earned by playing cards!

Ryan Jones is certainly no stranger to success in the world of poker. With three Circuit rings under his belt—denoting his victories in three WSOP Circuit events—he has consistently proven himself as one of the finest players. His prowess extends beyond these circuit events; he has achieved results both in Las Vegas and other poker games. In fact Ryan has successfully cashed out on 71 occasions—meaning he has won money—in tournaments. This includes a tally of 34 wins in Las Vegas and another 37 wins, in Circuit events.

If you visit the website of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) you’ll find that Ryan has accumulated close to $1.48 million in earnings from participating in these events since 2013.

That’s not all. According to The Hendon Mob, a website that keeps track of poker players winnings Ryan has managed to amass $1.79 million from all the tournaments hes competed in. That’s quite an amount of money earned through playing cards! In terms of poker winnings in North Carolina Ryan currently holds the spot on the leaderboard. However it’s Chris Hunichen from Clayton who claims the spot with an impressive total of over $10.76 million in winnings!

For those in the World Series of Poker mark your calendars as the 54th WSOP is scheduled to commence on May 30th this year at the Horseshoe Las Vegas Paris Las Vegas casino. It promises to be an event lasting until July 18th.

Now let me briefly touch upon sports betting developments in North Carolina. There is a bill currently under consideration by the state legislature that could potentially bring about changes for sports enthusiasts on placing bets on games in North Carolina sports betting. Stay tuned for updates and news regarding this matter.

When it comes to opportunities, for entertainment and perhaps even winning some money in North Carolina there are two notable options; Harrahs Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrahs Cherokee Valley River.

If you’re into NC sportsbook betting there are some codes available for various sportsbooks. These North Carolina sports betting promo codes give you deals or bonuses when you sign up to place bets on sports. Some popular ones include ESPN BET with a BetMGM bonus code in North Carolina, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel, DraftKings, Tipico, bet365, BetRivers, Betway and Fanatics Sportsbook.

Guess what? There are apps that let you bet right from your phone! Oh and in case you score some winnings while betting or playing games there’s a tax calculator to help estimate your potential tax liability.

For all the sports fanatics there; we’ve got a detailed guide on how to bet on the Carolina Panthers in the NFL, the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA and the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL. We didn’t forget about NASCAR betting and college sports either – we’ve got information on those too! Including tidbits about the rivalry between Duke and UNC.

✅ Fact Checked on January 27, 2024 by Ken Weaver