Former WSOP champion Greg Raymer wins Heartland Poker Tour's 200th event

31 July 2012

Former World Series of Poker champion Greg Raymer captured the Heartland Poker Tour’s 200th nationally televised event over the weekend.

The first place prize of $71,875 earned from the tournament at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M., was much smaller than the $5 million Raymer collected in 2004 when he won the World Series of Poker’s Main Event at Binion’s Horseshoe.

Raymer has often played on the Heartland Poker Tour, which was recently acquired by casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment. The event was his first victory.

“It feels so much better when you win,” Raymer said. “I just like the attitude and demeanor on tour. Even if you knock someone out, they leave smiling.”

Raymer, a patent attorney, was an amateur player when he won the World Series of Poker Main Event. The following year, Raymer finished 25th in the Main Event. He has more than $7 million in career winnings.

Runner-up Robert Crawford of El Paso, Texas, listed his lifetime career poker winnings as “not much.” Crawford earned $42,500 for second place and considered the day a success.

“I definitely didn’t expect to be playing heads up with Greg Raymer today,” he said.

Related Links
Heartland Poker Tour Gaming Vendor Information
Ranked Online Poker Rooms


Copyright GamingWire. All rights reserved.
Featured Vendors
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
The biggest little show in Indian gaming! Save the date: Aug 9-11, 2022 in Tulsa!
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
GLOBAL TOUCH SOLUTION PARTNER OF CHOICE,10+ years OEM manufacturing,100+ thousand units application
New Level Radio
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
New Level Radio
Your Casino. Your Music. Your Message.
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Your one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
Casino City Press
Slot Machines Unlimited
Casino City Press
A leading publisher and distributor of casino and gaming business data and market research reports.
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Imagine This
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Imagine This
Imagine This #1 Source for Player Gifts. Over $50 million in stock ready to ship! Let us serve you!
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Specializing in the creation of best-of-breed gaming graphics - slot glass, sign faces, and more
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
The largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America.
AmericanChecked
Casino Schedule Ease
AmericanChecked
Background checks for the gaming industry with key & non-key packages & fingerprinting solutions
Casino Schedule Ease
Get a 90-Day Free Trial of 100% contactless, customizable table game & full casino scheduling
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
.Dot-iGaming.com
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
With over 800 tables in 150+ casinos, EZ Baccarat is the number one brand in baccarat.
.Dot-iGaming.com
Fully loaded advanced casino platform. One time (low) fee, 100% your property, start now!
Broadband Hospitality
Casino Network
Broadband Hospitality
Improve these critical guest-facing amenities: In-room TV, Wi-Fi, Mobile App. Priced right. All here
Casino Network
20+ years experience selling refurbished slot machines, parts & glass for all major brands


Your Guide to 15,294 Gaming Industry Suppliers