“Mr. Las Vegas” Bob Stupak dies at age 67

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 26, 2009 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

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Controversial, polarizing, and outspoken are just a few of the terms people use to describe Bob Stupak. Stupak lost his battle with Leukemia on Friday, at the age of 67.

Stupak was never one to shy away from the spotlight, and in most cases actively sought it out: Whether it was his million dollar bet on the 1989 Super Bowl (he took Cincinnati at +6 an a half) which he won, or his building of the Stratosphere the tallest building in Las Vegas.

Stupak was not only in the gambling industry; Stupak was a gambler! He could often be found in the high-stakes poker games and has even won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2-7 Lowball: Stupak also made a World Poker Tour final table during the inaugural season.

Stupak may not have been the most endearing of Las Vegas’ moguls, but he was instrumental in turning Vegas into what it is today, and promoting the city (and hence himself) in any way he could.

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