Florida man on bail wins $100K in Las Vegas poker tournament

By Ray Downs  |  Updated July 19, 2017 at 1:55 AM
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July 17 (UPI) -- A Florida man -- out on bail for a manslaughter charge -- went to Las Vegas and won more than $100,000 playing in a poker tournament.

Paul Senat, 37, placed 70th at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, which was good enough to be in the top 1 percent of players -- and to collect $100,444, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Tournament officials described Senat as a "relatively unknown player".

While Senat might not be well-known among the Las Vegas poker crowd, he is accused of serious charges in Palm Beach County, Fla.

On April 25, he was arrested there for manslaughter after allegedly firing an AK-47 assault rifle while in the back room of a strip club he partly owned. The bullet killed the club's handyman, 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph, who was in the adjacent office changing an air conditioner filter.

Senat told authorities he didn't know the gun fired or that anyone had been shot until he saw the man bleeding from his neck. Rudolph was taken to the hospital, where he died the next day.

Senat was arrested and posted his $35,000 bail the next day.

He was restricted form having contact with the Rudolph family or possessing a firearm, but it's not clear if he had travel restrictions prior to traveling to Las Vegas.

Rudolph was the father of Florida State University college football player, Travis Rudolph. Just days after his father was killed, Travis signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants.

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