Uber driver returns lost $7,000 to World Series of Poker player
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A World Series of Poker player says he hit an “emotional jackpot” thanks to an Uber driver who returned his $7,000 ante.
Jacob Brundage, of Lakeland, Florida, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he lost a tote filled with cash and playing chips June 1.
The 39-year-old says he realized the bag was in an Uber car that he rode from The Venetian to the Rio.
Brundage failed to reach the driver through the app and enlisted a group of waiting Uber drivers to help.
The driver, who wants to remain anonymous, called Brundage and returned the bag.
Brundage gave him $200 as a reward.
Uber spokeswoman Maui Cheska Orozo says this is likely the most expensive item ever left in an Uber car in Las Vegas.