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Delray man wins at Dania


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George Unich of Delray Beach took home the trophy for the Wednesday night in the Dan LeBatard 790 The Ticket Celebrity Poker Tournament at Dania Jai-Alai. He's pictured with The Ticket's Roy Bellamy, who got the honor because he was the first guy knocked out, they said.

The final 14 players decided to call it a night and “chopped” the pot equally giving each player $490 for their $50 buy-in. Unich was the chip leader and was declared the champion.

Dania Jai-Alai features the celebrity tournament once a month, usually on Wednesday night.

Dania Jai-Alai’s Cardroom is open Sundays through Thursdays from noon to midnight, Friday and Saturdays from noon to 2 am.

The fronton is located at 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd in Dania Beach.

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NICK SORTAL began playing 3-card "gut" and "Indian poker" on high school band trips, moved on to "night baseball" and "pass the trash" during a Dr. Pepper-infused midnight game in the 1980s at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and now play in a regular neighborhood Hold 'Em game in Plantation. I have been given the assignment of writing about the gambling life in South Florida casinos for the Sun-Sentinel...which means sitting around watching poker on TV now counts as research.
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