Robert Turner

Robert Turner (poker player)

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Robert Turner is an American professional poker player based in Downey, California.

Turner is known for introducing Omaha hold 'em into poker-playing circles. He introduced the game to Bill Boyd who offered it as a game at the Golden Nugget Casino (calling it "Nugget Hold'em".)

Turner began playing in the 1970s and has won a Best All-Around Player Award at least once per decade since.

Turner won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 1993 in the $1,500 seven-card stud event. He has also finished in the money of the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event on numerous occasions: 10th in 1991, 36th in 1992, 13th in 1993, 6th in 1994 and 97th in 2005.

He has worked as an executive host at several of the largest poker casinos, most recently at the Bicycle Casino and Crystal Park Casino in the Los Angeles area.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,100,000.

Turner is married to another tournament player, Charity Turner, with whom he has 3 children. Turner also has a daughter from a previous marriage. Turner once joked that all of his winnings, “go to Charity.” Turner is currently the Poker Manager at the Normandie Casino in Gardena, California.

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