Name: Bob Hootman
Nick Name: The Cowboy, the Veteran
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Based: Las Vegas, Nevada
Profession: Professional Poker Player
Tournament Played: 33
Bob Hootman is the eldest player at the final 9 table, who has been playing in the tournament since the 1970s. This is the fifth time Bob has reached the final table but the last time he reached the tournament was back in 1980 when the entrant level was only 74 players. In the present day the entrant’s level is over 6500 players. Once a resident of Dallas,Texas, Bob moved to Las Vegas in the mid-70s to become a full time poker player. In the early days Bob was heads up in the competition and nearly became champion. He wants to rekindle the chance to become champion before it’s his time to go.