This is how we roll in Kentucky:
Former state treasurer Jonathan Miller finished eighth overall in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and won $69,896.
Miller was one of nine players left in a No-Limit Hold ’em tournament that started with 4,620 players. With 1,700,000 chips, Miller, a lawyer from Lexington, was ranked third. The winner, Dominik Nitsche of Germany, received $654,797.
Miller said in an interview during a break that he’s been an amateur poker player for six or seven years, and making it to one of the final two tables in the tournament has been “unreal.”
Playing in the World Series of Poker was a goal he said he deferred while in public office.
“When you’re a politician in Kentucky, it is not a real good public relations move going to a gambling tournament in Las Vegas,” Miller said.
Not actually sure that this will be a net political negative for Miller…