07 Mar '11, 2am

'Casinos offer services not sleaze': He has made as much as $370000 (S$469123) in one day, ranking third in the

'Casinos offer services not sleaze': He has made as much as $370000 (S$469123) in one day, ranking third in the

He has made as much as $370,000 (S$469,123) in one day, ranking third in the world poker rankings with $20 million in earnings as a poker player. In Las Vegas, he is considered one of the top three cash game experts with Chip Reese and Doyle Brunson. Jimmy Cha won his first $1 million in 1986 and maintained high earnings for 11 years until 1996. But the avid former pro-gambler gave up all that wealth and fame to help Korea's Casino industry. He now settles for an annual salary of 100 million won working in Korea as a professor at Sejong University and consultant for the nation's casino industry development, as chairman of Casino International group. "In life, there are more significant things than earning money. There are places that need me, and that's why I am here today," he told The Korea Herald. Cha says he feels a duty to transform the disreputable image of the gambl...

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