A degree in finance is one thing, but you suspect James Campbell‘s dad Doug is just as proud of the nipper’s poker achievements.
Poker Stars qualifier Campbell – JCamby – a 23-year-old from Massachusetts, USA – jacked in his job as a financial planner seven months ago to pursue the dream of being a poker professional, and has been making it all come true the online way: he’s won half a dozen satellites on Poker Stars, including two seats to the WSOP, but splits his time 50/50 between cash and tourney play.
Pops taught him the rudiments of the game way back, but James has left the old man behind – though Doug might have something to say about that. He’s over here supporting the boy, but you know he wants in – their standing three-deep at the rail here, and everybody wants a piece.
Cultural peculiarity no.4
Casino decor of yesteryear: 6ft tall fibre-glass Statue Of Liberty, retired to a dusty corner of the press room.