19-year-old wins $210K in WSOP Circuit main event

2 March 2011

SOUTH FLORIDA -- A 19-year-old won a prize of $210,180 at a WSOP main event this morning, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

John Riordan, the youngest winner in WSOP history, nabbed the prize at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, the report said.

Riordan, who had the chip lead for much of the late stage of the tournament, apparently began playing poker online in free money games at age 13, The Sun Sentinel report noted.

In Florida state law allows people age 18 and above to play poker, many other states, such as Nevada, have the age limit set at 21, Sun-Sentinel said.


Related Links
Ranked Online Poker Rooms

Featured Vendors
Slot Machines Unlimited
Breathe Easy with Smokefree Casinos- a project of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
Breathe Easy with Smokefree Casinos- a project of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Breathe easier during COVID-19. We can help you reopen smokefree for everyone’s health.
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Elite Gaming USA
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Specializing in the creation of best-of-breed gaming graphics - slot glass, sign faces, and more
Elite Gaming USA
Provides a diverse inventory of refurbished gaming equipment and supplies from top manufacturers
Casino Schedule Ease
TribalHub
Casino Schedule Ease
Get a 90-Day Free Trial of 100% contactless, customizable table game & full casino scheduling
TribalHub
22nd Annual TribalNet Conference & Tradeshow Nov 8-11, 2021 Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine TX
Castle Merchandising Inc
Slot-Tickets Worldwide
Castle Merchandising Inc
Brand Name Products for your Player Rewards and Loyalty Programs
Slot-Tickets Worldwide
Slot-Tickets® Worldwide, The Original and Still the Best.
RSA Executive Search
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
RSA Executive Search
A Boutique Search firm specializing in the Recruitment of Hospitality and Gaming Entrepreneurs
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
You one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
Casino Essentials
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Casino Essentials
The Ultimate Online Training Platform for the Casino Industry
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
Bar Maid Corporation
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
35 years in the gaming industry - premium quality slot tickets, lottery tickets on time under budget
Bar Maid Corporation
Clean and dry thousands of chips, dice and tiles per hour with the high-speed CHIP CHAMPION machine!


Your Guide to 15,779 Gaming Industry Suppliers