Jamie Gold started his career working in the entertainment buisiness as an intern at the J. Michael Bloom & Associates Talent Agency, however gold soon moved into management/production.
Dubbed by Bluff Magazine, a major poker trade publication, as "The Philanthropist", Gold is the most sought after player to help bring in celebrities and raise awareness for numerous high-profile and celebrity charity poker tournaments including WSOP “Ante Up For Africa”,
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Jamie Gold Poker Professional
Jamie Gold was born in New York City, and raised in Paramus, New Jersey, where he graduated from Paramus High School. He later earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and studied entertainment law at UCLA.
Jamie Gold began his career in the entertainment business at 16 as an intern. He became a full talent agent before he was 21, but soon moved into management/production. Gold's clients have included James Gandolfini, David Strathairn, Donnie Wahlberg, Jimmy Fallon, Lucy Liu, Kristin Davis, Melora Walters, Felicity Huffman, Brandy and Natasha Henstridge. Gold is currently President of production at Buzznation.
Jamie Gold Poker
Jamie Gold's mother Jane was a keen poker player, and his grandfather was a champion gin rummy player. Gold began working with former WSOP main event winners Johnny Chan and Chris Moneymaker on an upcoming television show, and Chan began to mentor Gold in poker.
In 2005, Gold began regularly playing poker tournaments.
In April 2005 at the Bicycle Casino, he won his first major no limit Texas hold 'em tournament, earning $54,225. Over the next twelve months, Gold had seven more in the money finishes in California tournaments, Gold is a member of Team Bodog.
Gold has confirmed that despite his poker success, he will continue to work his regular job, and just play poker in his spare-time.
Jamie Gold 2006 World Series of Poker
At the 2006 WSOP, Gold maintained a significant chip lead from Day 4 onwards to win the $10,000 no limit Texas hold 'em main event, outlasting 8,772 other players. Excluding 4th place finisher Allen Cunningham, Gold had more casino tournament final table finishes than the rest of his final table opponents combined. He defeated Paul Wasicka heads-up, earning a record $12,000,000 when in the final hand his Q? 9? made a pair on the board of Q? 8? 5?. (Wasicka's 10? 10? was unable to improve on the A? turn and 4? river cards.)As a result of the WSOP win, Gold's total live tournament winnings exceed a record $12,000,000, and he became the first person to eclipse the $10,000,000 mark in tournament poker.On August 22, 2006, Clark County Chief District Court Judge Kathy Hardcastle froze the payment of the USD$12 million due to a dispute with Bruce Leyser.