Poker as bucket list experience for World War II veteran

They say ‘you're never too old to learn’, a lesson which Norman Spivock takes note of. The World War II veteran is one of the competitors of the $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-limit Hold‘em Championship. This year’s World Series of Poker event kicks off at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino today.

Not another face in the crowd

Norm Spivock pokerSpivock is without a doubt a poker fan with a colorful personality. The 92-year-old has faced lots of challenges, including:
  • Polo lessons when he was 62
  • Learning Chinese
  • Living as a hippie
The multi-faceted senior enjoys both poker and skiing, while he earned a living as an entrepreneur and writer.

Poker for seniors

Only poker fans aged at least 50 years are eligible to join the poker tournament at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas today. In 2015, nearly 4,200 players participated in the event. Additionally, the event for competitors aged at least 65 years kicks off Sunday.

$8,000 in poker winnings

Spivock is anything but another face in the crowd. It was a televised poker event that sparked his interest five years ago. Since 2013, the golden ager has participated in multiple World Series of Poker events. His skills have earned him nearly $8,000 in cash, although he also lost $3,500 whilst playing poker.
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