Story: Cards, board games and puzzles

SkyCity Festival of Poker, 2009

SkyCity Festival of Poker, 2009

Poker-faced gambler Richard Lancaster prepares to take part in the annual Festival of Poker at the SkyCity Casino in Auckland, his home town. By 2009, when this photo was taken, Lancaster had been playing poker competitively for five years under the nickname 'Richiebro'. During the festival he won more than $40,000 playing No Limit Hold 'Em, his favourite form of poker, for fifth place in the tournament. 

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Mark Derby, 'Cards, board games and puzzles - Gambling games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38911/skycity-festival-of-poker-2009 (accessed 19 November 2017)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013