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Scott Blumstein wins World Series of Poker and $8.15M

Scott Blumstein a New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion.

Scott Blumstein won the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends. He is now more than $8.15 million richer after eliminating Pennsylvania’s Daniel Ott on the 246th hand of the final table.

Scott Blumstein, a graduate of Temple University, is a regular on New Jersey online poker sites but had never cashed in the World Series of Poker. His total live winnings stood at more than $300,000 before Sunday. Besides his multimillion-dollar payout, Scott Blumstein also took home a bracelet made from white and yellow gold, diamonds and rubies.

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