Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter
Nationality: United States
Last seen on: 2021 World Series of Poker


Billy Baxter is an American poker player and seven-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. Five of Baxter's seven bracelets have come in 2-7 Draw.

He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006 and has amassed over $2.7 million in career earnings.

Baxter famously won a 1986 court case that argued that poker was a game of skill.

In 2010, Baxter narrowly missed out on a World Poker Tour title, finishing fifth for $246,921. This remains the largest cash of Baxter's career.

Billy Baxter WSOP Bracelets

YearTournamentPrize (US$)
1975$1,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$35,000
1978$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$90,000
1982$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$95,000
1982$2,500 Ace to Five Draw$48,750
1987$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$153,000
1993$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$130,500
2002$1,500 Razz$64,860

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
18th $7,163
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz
24th $5,752
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 40 - $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw
7th $15,054

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