August 12, 2019 Poker Gossip, Poker News Petr Černý

Poker Night in America Robbery Joke Gone Wrong

A commentator’s robbery joke on Poker Night in America went badly wrong this week, resulting in a Twitter backlash led by last year’s WSOP Main Event runner-up Tony Miles…

Jesse Abramowitz, speaking of Miles’ friend Quinn Bruno, joked: “Oh my god, we should all just follow this guy home and just rob him…who’s onboard?”

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The throwaway comment came from Abramowitz during the six-hour live-streamed $25/50NL PNiA cash game from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

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There were plenty of poker players who were taken aback by the ‘joke’. However, including those who had actually been attacked after leaving poker events…

Attacks on poker players are very common. As we reported just over a month ago, Joe Salvaggio was robbed at gunpoint in the Rio car park, the attacker making off with Salvaggio’s $10,000 Main Event buy-in, the victim describing it as the “scariest moment of my life”.

Aussie player and industry stalwart Gigi Fab reminded the Twitter crowd of the devastating repercussions of assaults on poker players, her friend stabbed this year after leaving a casino in Queensland…

Several Attacks on Poker Players

…and the poker community will recall the shooting of Tom 3betpanda Steinbach last year. The young pro was very lucky to survive after being the victim of a robbery gone wrong outside the Texas Card House.

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There have, of course, been countless other attacks and robberies of poker players over the years. Jungleman Dan Cates was seen on Joe Ingram’s podcast sporting a black eye just a couple of months ago, having been assaulted and robbed on the streets of Las Vegas…


No real surprise, then, that Jesse Abramowitz’s intended joke was so quickly shot down as being inappropriate and offensive. There’s a time and a place for jokes, and this wasn’t it’, being the most common refrain.
However, there were those who felt that Jesse was being dealt with too harshly by the masses…

…and although Abramowitz himself took some convincing that he was out of line, the commentator himself eventually realized the gravity of the offense he had given.

“I was way out of touch with that particular subject matter, 100%”, he admitted, coming out with a heartfelt apology…

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