The poker community received troubling information as Adam Schwartz of the DAT Poker Podcast tweeted about poker player Brad Booth has been missing since 13 July. The former high stakes pro was reported missing and his whereabouts are unknown. This news ignited a search amongst people of the poker community as followers and friends began retweeting to gather any information regarding Booth.
Schwartz tweeted, “Brad Booth’s friends are very worried for him, he was last seen in Reno July 13 when he told his roommate he was going camping,” with a link to a missing person’s report filed on July 30.
According to the report, Brad Booth was last seen leaving the Grand Sierra Resort in a 2002 Silver Toyota Tacoma truck NV plates 601PMR. Brad told his roommate he was going camping however he took minimal items that would not sustain him for more than a day or two. For someone who loves to sit at the table. Booth hasn’t been spotted since his trip or has made contact with family or friends.
The Canadian professional poker player known for his appearances on the Game Show Network series High Stakes Poker and buying in for a ‘cool million.’ Ten years ago, Booth sat hours each day grinding $ 2,000/$ 4,000 limit games and $300/$600 no-limit games. During his stay at Bellagio, he claims that he only went outside a few times in his four month stay. His lifestyle quickly shifted when he lost everything and fell in debt to many poker players in 2012.
Twitter users called for the poker community to help share any information regarding Booth’s whereabouts in response to Schwartz’s tweet.
For a time, Booth was one of the most successful high limit cash game players of the last decade. He was once referred to as a ‘poker savant’ by Phil Laak. Although, over the past few years, he collected debts to numerous poker players, Doug Polk claimed that in 2012, Booth blew $28,000 gambling, which he had transferred to Booth in return for cash on the Locker poker site and didn’t receive any cash.
If you have any information regarding Booth’s whereabouts, Schwartz encourages you to tweet it at him. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more updates.