What do you get when you cross a Cassanova poker pro with a YouTube sensation high-stakes pro? In this hilarious tale from the always entertaining Doug Polk, we have a high-stakes cash game at a high-end poker room, ladies’ man Rick Salomon, a few rather large egos, Polk’s unique storytelling prowess, dick jokes, and the police.
Seriously, what more could you want? But first, who is Rick Salomon?
Who is Rick Salomon?
Rick Salomon is an American poker pro with a long history of relationships with numerous female celebrities.
He known for placing 4th in the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Big One for One Drop and winning $2.84 million. Salomon also won $2.8 million in the 2014 Big One for One Drop.
Salomon has been linked with—and married to—Elizabeth Daily, Shannen Doherty, and Pamela Anderson. He also had a relationship with Paris Hilton. In 2003, Salomon and Hilton made a sex tape that leaked online. Salomon sued over the tape’s distribution alleging defamation of character; however, the following year, Salomon distributed the film himself.
So, what actually happened between Salomon and Polk?
Doug Polk hilariously—and in true Polk form—discusses the incident that led to Salomon’s assertion that Polk called the police on him. It occurred about four to five years ago when Polk saw that the Venetian was hosting a $1K/$2K high-stakes cash game. After spending considerable time to obtain cash, withstand long valet lines, and get to the Venetian, Polk said when he arrived at the game, it was heads-up between Rick Salomon and an unnamed friend.
Polk asked if the guys minded if he played, and they said no and told him to leave. Since he had spent nearly two hours making it to the game, Polk decided to play anyway.
Granted, Polk admitted he was in the wrong; however, Rick Salomon and his friend proceeded to insult Polk for the next 15-20 minutes, making some incredibly rude comments and gestures, all the while a Venetian host stood by laughing and doing nothing.
Then Salomon and his friend left, and—much to Polk’s chagrin—the game ended.
After the game
Later, Salomon’s friend was arrested for “possession of something,” and Rick Salomon insinuated that Polk was the one who called the police—an allegation that Polk vehemently denies. As mentioned, Polk said that, in retrospect, he should have just left the Venetian that night, but he absolutely did not call the police on Salomon and his friend.
You’ve gotta love Polk’s take on the whole fiasco. It is, indeed, quite humorous.
What are your thoughts on the whole Rick Salomon situation?
Until next time.
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