Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates is considered to be one of the best Texas Hold ’em players in the world, but a recent trip to Manila didn’t go quite so well for the 25 year old American. According to a tweet he posted after crashing out of some high-stakes cash game action at a local casino, he lost quite a bit of money: “Sooo Manila didn’t go well, only lost about 38m hkd(5m usd). Gonna play some 5/10 online and take another shot.”
In case you’re wondering, HKD 38M translates to roughly PHP 226,946,950.50, give or take a bit. That’s a lot of lolly to blow during a short trip to the city. Like the old saying goes: you win some, you lose some. Luckily, Dan usually wins more than he loses and his career live poker earnings still stand at well over $3 million at the moment.