Poker Players Allege Theft of Property from Rio Hotel Rooms

wsopPoker News – After a series of tweets were issued by poker professionals during the start of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, a potentially serious security situation at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino has come to light. During the last 24 hours, no less than three poker pros took to Twitter alleging that personal property – including laptops and large sums of money – were stolen from their hotel rooms overnight.

The first player to sound the alarm was Finnish pro Lauri Pesonen, who issued the following tweet at 8:52 p.m. local time Tuesday night: “Both my and @Jouhkb’s laptops stolen from our room at Rio. Everything else, wallets, ipads etc still here. EPT Barcelona again?”

With much of the poker world still getting into the swing of the WSOP season, Pesonen’s warning went relatively unnoticed overnight, but as the day dawned another poker player voiced his concerns with this cryptic message: “Did that really happen to me? Am I dreaming? Please wake up… Please wake up.”

Just about six hours after wondering if he was dreaming, longtime circuit grinder Manh Nguyen let the rest of the poker community know his worst nightmare had indeed come true, confirming that another act of in-room theft had allegedly taken place.