Young Gun Justin Bonomo is Out to Make a Living

Justin Bonomo is looking to score big at this year's WSOP, possibly at the expense of his neighbors.
Justin Bonomo is looking to score big at this year's WSOP, possibly at the expense of his neighbors.

Just over one month ago Justin Bonomo beat Michael Mizrachi after four hours of heads-up play to win the World Series of Poker Circuit Championship event at Caesars Palace. Bonomo is off to a good start in his third World Series of Poker Thursday, Day 1 of Event #2 ($40,000 No Limit Hold’em).

He’s managed to keep his chip stack in the top ten most of the day. While he said he would love to make the final table of the event, he does not get too attached to results. “I’m not going to lie and say it is all about winning the bracelet,” he said. “I play poker for a living.”

Bonomo said he is going to play in as many WSOP events has he can, anything event that is not Pot Limit Omaha. “The World Series is the only chance of the entire year to play in big buy-in events against amateurs. WSOP is the best time for everything,” said Bonomo. The win of the Circuit event aside, Bonomo has been happy with his live game play recently, having cashed in a high percentage of tournaments he has sat down in.

Having recently moved to Panorama Towers, the luxury condominiums that seems to be home for the young guns of poker, Bonomo is hoping to add to his bankroll with the skills of his neighbors. He has started some prop bets with anyone that will take them, for 7-1 odds that someone residing in Panorama Towers will win a bracelet this year.

“If you do the math we are favored about 50 to one to win,” he said. Players residing at Panorama include David Williams, Michael Binger and Barry Greenstein to name a few. When asked why he started the bets Bonomo responded, “I did this one flat out to make money.” However, if all the residents of Panorama Towers have a bad WSOP, Bonomo claims he will lose “a large portion of my bankroll.”

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