Player Disqualified from WSOP Main Event Facing Terrorism Charge

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Ken Strauss, who was disqualified from the WSOP Main Event, is now charged with making terroristic threats. (LVMPD photo)

The poker player who was disqualified from the World Series of Poker Main Event earlier this summer has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against a Las Vegas casino – a Category-B Felony.

Ken Strauss has been indicted in Clark County, Nevada on a single charge of making threats or conveying false information concerning an act of terrorism. The charge apparently comes from a tweet the 45-year-old sent on July 27 where he threatened the Venetian Resort.

Strauss was the player disqualified from 2019 WSOP Main Event after exposing himself and throwing a shoe at a player during a hand on Day 1C.

Following his removal from the WSOP Main Event, other social media posts showed the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native exposing himself at other Las Vegas casinos.

Strauss’ bail has been set at $150,000.

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