breaking newsJames Woods never got the chance to hold 'em or fold 'em in a World Series of Poker event ... due to a heart attack scare in Las Vegas.
Woods was scheduled to take part in a card game at the Rio on Sunday ... but according to reports EMTs were spotted giving him oxygen before the event while Woods pointed to his chest.
James tweeted about the incident afterward saying he flagged down the medics for help after he experienced sudden cardiac related symptoms.
Hours later ... James let his followers know it was less serious than he suspected saying, "seems the incident was not heart related. Possibly food poisoning with sudden onset of virulent symptoms."