Billy Baxter

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  1. Billy Baxter, born in 1940 in Augusta, Georgia has been playing poker and betting on sports for decades longer than most of the members of the modern poker world have been alive.

Distinguished Career

Among Baxter's most notable accomplishments in poker are more than six wins in Lowball poker tournaments.

More significantly, Baxter was known for his role in Baxter v. United States, a 1986 federal tax refund case that allowed gambling winnings to be classified as earned income for gamblers filing federal income tax.

Where is Billy Baxter Today?

Baxter can often be found in the top section of the Commerce Casino, grinding out the high limit mixed games with a smile on his face.

In April of 2008, Baxter won two $2,500 No-Limit tournaments within the course of one week at the Bellagio Five Star World Poker Classic.