Santa Claus drops thousands at PokerStars tables

It may be time for the jolly old elf to spend some time in a Barry Greenstein master class.

It's hard to say exactly what happened or what brought it on, but Santa Claus hit the tables at PokerStars last night and went off for somewhere in the neighborhood of a big dime. What's remarkable is that Santa dropped his thousands of dollars to hundreds of different players and, sometimes, at very low stakes. Even more fascinating, he managed throw the party without ever playing a hand.

There is a better than reasonable chance Santa may have had a bit of holiday cheer before sitting down. He was seen to type:

  • "The biggest gift I get is the happiness of the boys and girls playing at PokerStars (provided they are at least 18 or the age of majority in their location!"

  • "I'm logging in from the Wifi on my sleigh!"

  • "I play a little poker. The Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy sometimes visit me in the North Pole where we play short-handed Badugi."

  • "Remember, if you have to play a hand like seven-deuce, make sure it's been down the chimney with care.... at least then your cards will be sooted!"

  • "The last table was at mistook my reindeer for a bunch of donkeys..."

  • "There are no miracles on 34th street in poker. Positively, fifth street is as far as my magic reaches."

  • "Rudolph has an awful tell. When he has a good hand, his nose glows."

    Regardless of what brought it on, Santa Claus made sure many of the good boys and girls at PokerStars had a merry Christmas.

    That's better than losing to a two-outer any day.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in