Two-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Allegedly Sent Suspicious Powder to New York State Gaming Commission


Brent Carter, whom won two WSOP bracelets into the 1990s, allegedly sent packages that are suspicious the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC). He was charged with the crime that is federal of a hoax.

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Brent Carter could invest years in jail if convicted. (Image: WSOP.com)

The 72-year-old poker professional is suspected of mailing a suspicious powder to your NYSGC’s head office in Schenectady, ny. He’s believed to have held a grudge that is 45-year the Gaming Commission.

The packages turned out to be a just mixture of drywall, sugar, bird seed, and talcum powder. Prior to becoming a poker pro, Carter was a harness racer that is professional. In 1976, their permit to compete in horse race had been temporarily suspended by the Gaming Commission for cheating. Based on the grievance filed in a U.S District Court, he’s held a hatred that is deep the commission ever since.

Carter was later cleared of the allegations that are cheating his permit reinstated. But detectives claim he will not allow bygones be bygones. And so, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force alleges, the poker that is former decided to send a scare to the NYSGC.

This isn’t the time that is first made threats or delivered a scare to your Gaming Commission. In Accordance With an affidavit, he left a voicemail that is threatening 2018 for the NYSGC referencing the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting that took the lives of more than 60 country music concertgoers.

“Well it looks like the shooter in Las Vegas missed you guys. As long as you’re not available, you should be made permanently not available,” Carter said in a Oct. 5, 2018, voice message to a Gaming Commission employee, according to the affidavit.

Carter is alleged to have sent four letters between August 2019 and January 2021 to the NYGSC, all of which had materials that are suspicious. One page had a substance that is white looked like it could possibly be something harmful such anthrax, but turned out to be nothing but sugar after testing.

Allegedly Didn’t Learn His Lesson

Carter was interviewed about the packages in 2020 october. He told detectives he simply desired to clear his horse up racing suspension.

“I think sometimes you can create more trouble,” Brent Carter told told the investigators.

Upon if you try to make a point by being funny being informed that their packages had been addressed as dangerous materials and taken seriously, he stated the NYSGC “have been materials that are hazardous his life.”

“I guess in my mind I didn’t think this out but when I sent stuff, the garbage or junk, whatever, I sent, I guess it was revenge or trying to slow their thinking down,” Carter stated upon hearing that their so-called actions are thought a federal criminal activity.

The caution evidently didn’t act as a deterrent. Carter allegedly delivered another envelope that is suspicious the Gaming Commission on Jan. 28. He was charged with conveying information that is false hoaxes. He pleaded simple during a arraignment and was released while awaiting trial wednesday. He faces as much as 5 years in federal jail.

Carter is among the forgotten old-school poker benefits. He won WSOP bracelets in 1991 and 1994 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and $1,500 Limit Omaha). The Illinois native has 54 job cashes in bracelet occasions which ties him for 80th all-time. He not any longer competes in WSOP occasions and has nown’t cashed in a single since 2012.

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Jon Sofen

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