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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/19/22): Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen

By Bernard Lee
July 31, 2022

 

Blair Hinkle recounts STAMPEDE at the WSOP results in multiple injuries during false shooter rumor

Preston McEwen hides in kitchen closet to prevent reliving another Las Vegas shooting during WSOP

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Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews RunGood Gear Ambassadors Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen who recount their experiences during the false rumor of an “Active Shooter” in Las Vegas.

At the start of the interview, Bernard begins by reviewing the reported incidents of that night. Then, Blair recounts his experience of that night, as he was playing in The Closer WSOP bracelet event in the Paris Ballroom and began running out of the room. Blair discusses the stampede running outside of the casino and describes the scene including the injuries. Blair talks about returning inside to the poker room and describes the chaos, shock and mess of the room.

During the second part of the interview, Preston recounts his experience of that night as he was playing in an event in the Paris Ballroom and ended up hiding in a back liquor closet in the kitchen with group of players. Preston recalls his group’s decision to return to Paris Ballroom and describes the scene as he returns. Preston talks about returning to the poker room, trying to figure out what happened and waiting on word whether WSOP would continue play. Preston talks about his previous experience in the summer where there really was a shooter outside Golden Nugget in the downtown area in Las Vegas. Preston talks about the last 2022 WSOP bracelet event, the Tournament of Champions.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guests are RunGood Gear Ambassadors Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen who both recount their experience during the false rumor of “Active Shooter” in Las Vegas.
0:05 Bernard reviews the 2022 WSOP Main Event, which was captured by Norway’s Espen Jorstad, who won $10 million.
3:10 Panic up and down the Las Vegas Strip due to the false rumor of active shooter in Las Vegas. Bernard’s guests this week, Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen, both were witnesses of this event and recount their experience.
5:56 RunGood Gear Ad
6:38 Bernard welcomes RunGood Gear ambassador, Blair Hinkle.
8:03 Blair joins the show.
8:29 Bernard reviews the reported incidents of that night.
11:14 Blair recounts his experience of that night, as he was playing in The Closer WSOP bracelet event in the Paris Ballroom and began running out of the room.
18:16 Blair discusses the stampede running outside of the casino and describes the scene including the injuries.
28:08 Blair talks about returning inside to the poker room and describes the chaos, shock and mess of the room.
38:20 Poker League Of Nations Ad
39:21 Bernard welcomes RunGood Gear ambassador, Preston McEwen.
40:08 Preston joins the show and recounts his experience of that night as he was playing in an event in the Paris Ballroom and ended up hiding in a back liquor closet in the kitchen with group of players.
43:25 Preston recalls his group’s decision to return to Paris Ballroom and describes the scene as he returns.
46:21 Preston talks about returning to the poker room, trying to figure out what happened and waiting on word whether WSOP would continue play.
49:15 Preston talks about his previous experience in the summer where there really was a shooter outside Golden Nugget in the downtown area in Las Vegas.
57:15 Preston talks about the last 2022 WSOP bracelet event, the Tournament of Champions.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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