Phil Ivey ready to sell marijuana in Vegas

Luke Williams in Poker News 1 Oct 2015
Phil Ivey, one of the world's finest poker players, could be about to establish himself as a champion marijuana cultivator according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Professional Poker player Phil Ivey (L) and his wife attend the Los Angeles Lakers against the Phoenix Suns game four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during NBA playoffs on April 30, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Although the headline isn't one you'd normally expect to read about the great Phil Ivey, all the signs seem to be that a blossoming career in the medical marijuana industry is on the horizon for the WSOP champion and high stakes gambler.

Following Nevada's decision to legalise the growth and distribution of medical marijuana, City Council members in Las Vegas moved to approve 26 dispensaries, including one being fronted by Ivey, last week. 

In a report by the Las Vegas Review Journal, 50 businesses were in the running for a preliminary licence, but following a 16-hour meeting that spanned two days, that number was reduced to just 26. As yet the poker pro hasn't made any public announcements regarding his new business venture, but if his application is ultimately successful he could find himself with a whole new way to make some green.
WSOP No-Limit Texas Hold' em World Championship

LAS VEGAS - JULY 29: Poker player Phil Ivey (R) competes on the second day of the first round of the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio Hotel & Casino July 29, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 8,600 players have registered to play in the main event. The final nine players will compete for the top prize of more than USD 11.7 million on the final table which begins August 10. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Celebs At The Lakers Playoff Game

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Professional Poker player Phil Ivey (C) and his wife (R) attend the Los Angeles Lakers against the Phoenix Suns game four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during NBA playoffs on April 30, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Celebs At The Lakers Playoff Game

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Professional Poker player Phil Ivey (C) and his wife (R) attend the Los Angeles Lakers against the Phoenix Suns game four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during NBA playoffs on April 30, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)


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