Poker It Forward

by , Dec 28, 2009 | 1:57 pm

In Washington state, this video would be grounds for a criminal prosecution on par with with child molesting. But down south, in Portland, Oregon, it’s a super-feelgood story with online poker pro Dusty Schmidt (aka “Leatherass”) gambling for the homeless.

His schtick is playing for rent for the underprivileged, and ends up making $20k for the folks in the process:

One Comment to “Poker It Forward”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    To tie it in with your previous post about poker and golf, Schmidt was an accomplished amateur golfer before heart trouble sidelined him for a few years. Earlier this year, he had announced a million-dollar poker and golf challenge. That cost him his amateur status, even though no one accepted his challenge.