The Jamie Gold interview on Rounders is
apparently being used in the court case filed by Crispin
Leyser claiming WSOP Main Event champion Jamie Gold agreed to
split his winnings with the English poker pro. Harrah's is holding
half of Gold's 12 million dollar first prize in their cage at the Rio
until the case is resolved. Which is going to take quite awhile.
They just agreed to a discovery plan which sets the cut-off for
discovery at 3/14/07 and the deadline for summary judgment motions at
4/16/07. It looks like a trial would probably be a year away from
now. During discovery, there will be relatively little public action.
The federal court enforced the state court TRO and ordered Harrahs to continue to freeze the 6 million. Gold objected and there will be a hearing on that at some point in the near future, but it doesn't look like it has been scheduled yet. That might produce something interesting when Gold files his brief supporting the idea that he should keep the 6 million until the case resolves. Official documents about the case have been made public.
A message left by Gold on Leysers answering machine before the final table.
"I promise you - you can keep this recording on my word - there's no possible way you're not going to get half after taxes," Jamie reportedly said about the $12 million he would go on to win. "I can't imagine you're going to have a problem with it. I just don't want any stress about any money or any of that shit going on today, or even after the end of the day."