Sean Perry Returns to Poker at WSOP: “I’ve Made Unlimited Money Betting Sports”

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Love him or hate him, Sean Perry is back in the poker world — at least for one day — after a one-year hiatus to compete in the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

The controversial poker pro turned sports bettor had built up a stack above 200,000 — 60,000 is the starting stack — by the Day 2abc dinner break on Sunday. During that break, he answered some questions about his return to the game for PokerNews, where he made some bold claims and addressed his haters.

“Well, that’s right, I have not been playing poker as most of you already know,” Perry said when asked why he’s back playing poker. “I’m not a sports bettor, been crushing it there, making eight figures there, betting sports. But I do love poker and it is the Main, the best tournament of the year, so how could I miss out on it?”

Perry has $6.8 million in live tournament cashes, according to The Hendon Mob, but has never grinded a full WSOP schedule.

Former Poker Pro Addresses the Haters

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Sean Perry

No doubt Perry’s return to poker will be met with some criticism. Poker pros such as Shaun Deeb and some within the high stakes PokerGO Tour community have been outspoken about the former poker pro being an alleged “scammer.”

Perry has since shifted to selling sports betting picks and claims to be an even bigger crusher in that field than he was as a poker player. Those claims have often been disputed, but the “haters” don’t seem to faze him.

“Listen, there’s always going to be haters,” Perry says. “I always say if you don’t have any haters, you doing something the wrong way. But, like, for instance, they hate that I’m selling picks on the internet. Like, dude, I’ve made unlimited money betting sports. Right now, all my followers, all my plays are tracked. I’m up over 50 units for some people.”

Perry went on to address the haters by making an offer.

“They’re just hating, they’re looking for clout themselves,” Perry claims. “If they think my picks aren’t winning, put your money where your mouth is. I’m willing to bet a million a game, man. Book it. We can post up money and I’m ready to fire my plays against you. If you think I’m scamming or whatever it may be, I’m willing to put my money up and I’m willing to gamble.”

For those who aren’t too thrilled with Perry’s return to poker, don’t expect it to last much longer than Dan Bilzerian’s stay in the WSOP Main Event. He explained that his edge in sports betting is just too high compared to poker. But he is off to a strong start on Day 2 in his quest to cash in poker’s biggest event for the first time.

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