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Fossilman

Poker Champ Arrested

In Female Prostitution Sting [UPDATE]

3/15/2013 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:13 AM PT -- Despite initial reports, cops say the sting did NOT involve "male" prostitutes ... but rather prostitutes of the female variety.

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World Series of Poker champ Greg Raymer -- aka the FossilMan -- has been busted for trying to bury his bone ... after allegedly soliciting a prostitute online.

A rep for the Wake Forest PD in North Carolina says Raymer was popped at a Wake Forest hotel on Wednesday.

Police say the 48-year-old poker legend was one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by an undercover cop on a website frequented by prostitutes. The men have since been released on $1,000 bond.

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According to Raymer's website, he is currently married.

Raymer -- famous for his lizard-eye hologram glasses -- won the 2004 World Series of Poker main event. He reportedly owns a nearby NC house valued at nearly $1.6 million.

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16.

buzz kill    

Totally disgusting.

587 days ago
17.

OooooNooo!    

He was hoping to be all-in but busted instead. (the only pun I can come up with)

587 days ago
18.

Elsa    

Poker? more like Poke-him

587 days ago
19.

buzz kill    

I will see your bone and raise you too.

587 days ago
20.

me    

Sounds like entrapment to me. But I'm not sure if I want to play with the same cards and chips he's handling.

587 days ago
21.

bernergirl    

I feel bad for his wife.

587 days ago
22.

vighorois    

The undercover cop felt violated that he could only attract this type of customers that he ratted them out.

587 days ago
23.

Soboojie420    

Ummmm ewwwwww.. So disgusting when men cheat on their wives,

587 days ago
24.

Majestik    

So can he now sue you for the initial post you put up about a Male prostitution ring? If I was him, I would. Doesn't matter if you changed the heading, you first reported it was Male. BAD TMZ, yet again reporting without actually doing some investigating.

587 days ago
25.

KicksandGiggles    

His facial features are all scrunched together. Cheez, no wonder he can't get action direct person to person.

587 days ago
26.

D-INCARNATION    

They have no sense of humor down south...

587 days ago
27.

Supr Dav     

Exactly wrong TMZ.

587 days ago
28.

thugzilla    

Police said they conducted the operation "as a pre-emptive measure to combat the nationwide growing trend of prostitution."

Took this from WRAL.COM local news in Raleigh NC. Seems to me that the cops placed the adds for illeagal acts, so why isnt this some type of entrapment?.

587 days ago
29.

SDnRnRoll    

It was ladies NOT dudes fwiw.

587 days ago
30.

LISA    

Good grief TMZ! That's a pretty big screw up. It's wrong either way, but how many people saw the article before you corrected it? Chillax on being first already - accuracy trumps speediness!

587 days ago
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