The Rio Convention Center is currently playing host to the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) which commenced on Sep 30 and will run till 23 November. Thousands of poker players have descended to play at the 2021 WSOP which offers 24/7 action.
The Rio All-Suite Hotel tends to do good business during the WSOP as Caesars Entertainment which owns the Rio tends to offer some great discounts during the live poker tournament. A lot of poker players like to stay at the Rio All-Suite Hotel as it gives them direct access to the 2021 WSOP and saves them travel time.
Shaun Deebs Reports Intruder
Shaun Deebs is one of the poker players that is currently staying at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and playing at the 2021 WSOP. Deebs has an outstanding record at the WSOP as he has 4 WSOP bracelets and a total of 101 cashes at WSOP events which include live, online and circuit events.
Deebs has 89 cashes in WSOP live poker tournaments which has brought him $4,858,392 in winnings. He is looking to add to those numbers at the 2021 WSOP and has cashed out multiple times already with his biggest cashout coming at Event #14: Seven Card Stud which had a $1,500 buy-in. Deebs ended up in 5th place and took home $18,475 in winnings.
Deebs is making news on social media not for winning a big event at the Rio but because he reported an intruder breaking into his room at 6.30 am on Oct 10. When Deebs woke up, the intruder fled and disappeared. Deebs reported the incident to Rio All-Suite Hotel security and took to Twitter to post about the incident.
He post did not display a lot of confidence in Rio All-Suite Hotel security personnel and based on the response on social media, it appears that there could be a modus operandi going on at the Rio All-Suite Hotel security.
Are Poker Players Being Targeted?
The WSOP has a lot of mid-stakes and high stakes poker action going on and a lot of poker players are carrying their money in their wallets in the form of cards or cash. Some of them also have valuable items with them whether it is a laptop, iPhone or tablets.
Criminals are fully aware that the WSOP is taking place at the Rio and poker players are constantly coming in and out of the Rio. During the 2019 WSOP, poker player Joey Salvaggi posted on Twitter and told social media how he was robbed at the Pavilion parking lot at the Rio. He was robbed at gun point and said it was the scariest moment of his life.
Deebs did not mention if the intruder got away with any of his belongings. However, his post did attract the attention of other poker players who shared a number of weird incidents taking place.
Jeff Kimber said three years ago during the WSOP when he checked into the Rio, he was sent up to his room. When he arrived at his room, he found a man and a woman in their 50s having a romp. They quickly excused themselves and disappeared. Kimber stayed the night and used the other bed in the room.
The next morning he found a huge knife under the bed. He alleges that the Rio staff are renting out rooms off the books and making a profit. Kimber said the Rio played down the incident and gave him a $100 credit.
WPT champ Sean Yu who also has a WSOP bracelet to his name has also alleged that criminals are targeting players during the WSOP. The Rio All-Suite Hotel has yet to release a statement over Deeb’s break in.