The 43rd annual WSOP has begun and as always, the first event was a casino employee event. The event is exclusively for casino employees and this year, the winner of the event was Chiab Saechao of California. Saechao is a blackjack dealer in California and he earned his first ever tournament cash out by winning the event.
Saechao took a break from the blackjack tables to compete in the WSOP event. The field was quite large and Saechao had what it took to outlast the other competitors. For the win, Saechao earned $70,859 as well as a WSOP bracelet.
Saechao was very excited over the win, as it was his first ever, what a way to start! Saechao was very excited about the win and stated he plans on using the cash he won to clear his debt and he will be giving some of the cash to his wife as well.
The winner enjoys his job as a blackjack dealer at the Tachi Casino which is located in Lemoore, California. The blackjack dealer says he really likes working the blackjack tables and he thinks it is a nice comfortable job indoors.
The winner has had a unique life. He was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and then moved to the US when he was just fifteen years old. He got his education and then was pulled into the casino industry. He enjoyed the lifestyle of casino goers and enjoys interacting with the blackjack players.
Saechao quickly became interested in poker and has been playing the game for over two years now. He decided to play in the casino employee’s event which lasted two days. He faced Patricia Baker in heads up play and he was able to defeat Baker to earn the win. Baker works as a poker dealer in Little Torch Key and she was excited to earn the second place prize.