Jamie Gold was born in Paramus, New Jersey on August 25, 1969. He has recently moved to Malibu, California.
Jamie Gold was born in Paramus, New Jersey on August 25, 1969. He has recently moved to Malibu, California. Of all of the World Series of Poker Main Even Championships that have happened, Jamie Gold may be just the one needed to take most of the heat in the tournaments history. Instead of running away from it however, he has stuck around. He was also dropped by his sponsor, Bodog.com and still making his rounds of the major tournament circuit. So now you want the story on Jamie Gold.
Jamie Gold is a television producer who gets his start in cards in a competitive household with his poker playing mother and his grandfather who was the all-time gin rummy champion. He got his bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at Albany, he graduated with honors. He then moved to California in 1991 to study entertainment law at UCLA. He immediately found work as a talent agent in L.A. thanks to his internship with J. Michael Bloom & Associates when he was 16. He has been the employee of many of the high profile agencies throughout California. He was soon known as the youngest franchised agent in the business and this is something that he achieved at the age of 21. He then started his own firm – JMG Management.
Gold quit his career recently as a talent manager and began working as a television producer. JMG is a small and very personal company, and has a large range of projects in development. One of the projects in effect is an untitled poker show that is featuring some of the best poker players and champions. Jamie entered the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event as a member of the popular Bodog.com online casino. Alongside his partners, they were an unstoppable force. Gold actually dominated on the last four days of play and continually increased his chip stack at the expense of other seasoned players. It seemed like throwing the large stack on it was like second nature to Gold during the tournament.
Jamie then signed a two year endorsement and production contract after his big win. He was given this big thing from Bodog.com to play in their tournaments and at his own table. After his win there was a lawsuit filed against him staking his claim on half of his winnings. He agreed to pay him some of the winnings, but not half like he wanted. He hasn’t had another win like he had during the WSOP tournament that he won. There might be more in his future than we know as of yet and we have to wait and see if there are any more winnings in the future.