The winner of the biggest poker event in history with 8,772 players and an 87 million dollar prize pool, World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jamie Gold led the field for 15 hours a day, 10 days straight. Bluff Magazine described his original table talk strategy as "transforming his play into an artform". ESPN called it "The most dominant performances we may ever see in that game".
Nicknamed "The Poker Philanthropist" by members of the media and his peers, he has helped raise over 175 million dollars for charitable causes worldwide as a host, emcee or donator at 125 events in the last 5 years.
Gold currently works most closely with the World Poker Tour Foundation, the MDA, and the Global Creative Forum for the United Nations for causes he believes will make the world a better place for so many others.
His free, US and worldwide legal online poker site awards 100 thousand dollars monthly. Freegoldpoker.com donates a minimum of 10 percent of all ad revenue to various charities.
Catch Jamie this summer guest starring on hit shows on the Travel Channel, Food Network and ESPN's World Series of Poker.
Follow his syndicated newspaper column starting Sunday, July 22, 2012 in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and 180 other cities across the U.S.