First WSOP gold bracelet winner Chiab 'Chip' Saechao

Jun 5, 2012 3:00 AM

Chiab “Chip” Saechao, from Visalia, Calif., won the Casino Employees Championship, which is a special competition limited exclusively to employees of the gaming industry.

Saechao collected $70,859 in prize money and earned his first WSOP gold bracelet, the ultimate prize in poker.

A full-time blackjack dealer at the Tachi Palace casino in central California, this marked his first time to cash in a major poker tournament.