Poker Legend Amarillo Slim Dead at 83

Texan was game's first superstar

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 2, 2012 12:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Amarillo Slim, a poker Hall of Famer who was instrumental in bringing the game into the national limelight, died Sunday at 83 of colon cancer, his son tells the Los Angeles Times. Slim, born Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., "brought poker out of the back...   Read full story »

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