World Series of Poker Player Leaves $7K in Uber

And driver comes through for him
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 12, 2016 8:08 AM CDT
World Series of Poker Player Leaves $7K in Uber
Joseph McKeehen checks his cards during the Main Event of the World Series of Poker on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

A World Series of Poker player says he hit an "emotional jackpot" thanks to an Uber driver who returned his $7,000 ante. Jacob Brundage, of Lakeland, Fla., told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he lost a tote filled with cash and playing chips June 1. The 39-year-old says he realized the bag was in an Uber car that he rode from the Venetian to the Rio, reports the AP. "People lose things in their Uber all the time," says an Uber rep. "But this has to be the most valuable thing that someone lost in one of our cars in Las Vegas.”

Brundage failed to reach the driver through the app and enlisted a group of waiting Uber drivers to help. The driver, who wants to remain anonymous, called Brundage and returned the bag. Brundage gave him $200 as a reward. "It felt like a miracle, and I was very relieved,” Brundage said. “This man’s honesty and integrity made me feel very blessed." (Read more World Series of Poker stories.)

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