Behind The Booth: Mr. Baxter & Booth 6

Behind The Booth: Mr. Baxter & Booth 6
Billy Baxter (1940), a name synonymous with poker royalty, is a living legend in the world of high-stakes poker. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Baxter's journey to fame began in the smoky backrooms of Las Vegas casinos, where he honed his strategic skills and developed his trademark calm demeanor at the tables.

Baxter rose to prominence during the golden era of poker in the 1970s and 1980s, rubbing shoulders with icons like Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar. Renowned for his strategic prowess and uncanny ability to read opponents, Baxter amassed an impressive array of titles, including seven World Series of Poker bracelets.

Baxter is also known for his legal battle with the IRS over whether his poker earnings were considered capital gains or earned income. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where Baxter ultimately won. Off the table, he is known for his philanthropic work and his dedication to helping others. Despite his success, Baxter remains humble and always willing to share his knowledge and experience with other players.

A patron of the Booth 6, we celebrate his legacy as one of Vegas' high-stakes poker players.

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