Ex-scaffolder is a £30M poker super star

ex-scaffolder Poker player Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett / Image credit: VIP Grinders

A British poker champion is now estimated to have won £30 million during his professional career.

Nottingham ex-scaffolder Sam Trickett, 32 gave up his scaffolding job in 2006 to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional poker player. Fast forward twelve years and according to Poker Followers, he has now won £30million in tournaments and cash games.

On some occasions during his career, he would lose as much as a million in one go. However, there were other times when he could win up to £7.6 million in a single day reports the Daily Star.

Sam who is the UK’s all-time leading poker money player started gambling when he was 14, playing pool in pubs and clubs in Nottingham. But by 18 he had started playing poker for £5 wins. Two years later he turned professional.

“I was working as a scaffolder at the time and it was difficult to fit in poker. Eventually, I quit work and started playing poker as my job,” he told the newspaper.

“The most I’ve won in a day is about £7.6 million. I’ve lost £1 million in a day a few times. If I thought I was going to lose more than that I’d feel uneasy. So, when that happens I tend to quit so I don’t lose more.”

The Partypoker ambassador has taken part in competitions all over the world.

Sam Trickett’s pad in Ibiza, Image: Twitter

With having the rock and roll lifestyle Trickett likes the finer things in life, he’s the owner of four properties including a plush villa on the island of Ibiza. Sam also likes his cars, he says he has a custom-made Ferrari which cost him £275,000. His Range Rover cost £90,000, while another car amounted to £120,000.