The family of longtime poker pro Brad Booth is seeking help from the public and poker community. The 43-year-old hasn’t been seen for almost a month and his family is deeply concerned.
Booth’s sister Jackie Martic has reached out via social media to spread the word and seek help. That has included filing a missing person’s report with police.
“I’m begging all who know him on your assistance for getting this photo to go viral in hopes of finding him,” Martic wrote in a message to the poker community. “We’re feeling very hopeless that he’s been absent for so long and we need your help.”
Unusual disappearance disturbs family and friends
Booth was last seen on July 13 leaving the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. He told his roommate he was going camping.
However he took a minimal number of items, which would only last him a few days. Booth was driving a silver 2002 Toyota Tacoma truck with the Nevada license plate 601PMR.
Booth is described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds with brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. Police and family released this photo below of Booth in his truck.
They believe finding the truck may be key in locating Booth.
Friends and family are baffled by his disappearance and desperate for any help in the case. The missing person’s report was filed with the Reno Police Department.
Family members are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Tazy Ciofalo at 775-334-2175.
Poker players asked to offer information in case
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Booth has almost $800,000 in live tournament winnings. His biggest tournament score came in 2006 when he finished third in the $10,300 World Poker Tour Mandalay Bay Championship. He took home more than $319,000 in that event.
Players remember him as more of a cash game player. During the poker boom, Booth was a regular on televised poker shows like High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark.
Many poker fans may remember a huge bluff he ran against Phil Ivey.
Booth spent some time in the Yukon Territory in Canada, which gave him the nickname “Yukon.” His Twitter handle is even @YukonBrad.
There have been numerous retweets and posts aiding in the search over the last few days. Some players offered comments about Booth as a person on Twitter.
“Played many hours with Brad,” poker player Omar Lox Tweeted. “He had his financial [problems], but he was always a pleasant dude. Hope all is well for him.”
Others relayed nice experiences with Booth at the cash game tables.
Share some POSITIVE Brad Booth stories.
I was crushing this guy HeadsUp cash online, but in chat he said I hope you burn in a grease fire. I was so upset that someone wished me to die, I was bawling 😭 and could barely see the screen.
Brad said. Don’t Ever Cry Over Poker.
— Gillian Epp (@GillEpp) August 8, 2020