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Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club Operator Kelly Jones has a Knack for Poker
Published on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 (9:17 p.m.)(July 15, 2014 –Las Vegas NV) Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club General Manager beat out super poker player Gus Hansen at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Gustav "Gus" Hansen (born Gustav Jacobsen outside Copenhagen, Denmark) is a professional Danish poker player who lives in Monaco. In his poker career, Hansen has won three World Poker Tour open titles, the 2007 Aussie Millions main event and was the season one winner of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament. Before turning to playing poker professionally in 1997, Hansen was already a world class backgammon player and a youth tennis champion.Hansen was voted one of People magazine's 50 Sexiest Men in 2004. He calls himself a professional gambler Hansen was the first player to win three World Poker Tour (WPT) open tournaments. He also won the first WPT Bad Boys of Poker invitational event. In 2004, he was inducted into the World Poker Tour Walk of Fame,
Kelly Jones born in Battle Creek, Michigan was a Rock n Roll band lead guitarist for Blind Gypsy and H.C.P. After being a DJ for many years in 2007 Jones became a club general manager for DejaVu Consulting in Michigan, subsequently managing multiple gentlemen clubs in the Mid-West and Southern United States. Currently operating Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club and residing in Las Vegas with his wife and 4 year old daughter.
Jones dominated and finally eliminated Gus Hansen at the World Series of Poker last week. Jones played out shortly after. “The world series of poker has been a great life experience and I look forward to playing next year.” Said Jones. The Main Event commenced on July 5 with the first of three starting flights. The $10,000 entry fee has remained the same in several years, but the $10 million guaranteed payday for the winner will ensure at least the second largest prize in the event's history.