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On RunGood's first visit to Horseshoe Bossier City, the first thing to catch your attention isn't the abundance of players, or the wild amount action at the tables. It's the gorgeous German Shepherd service dog quietly lazing near retired cowboy Grant Hart. Hart's semi-regular companion goes by the name of Whiskey, and is a favorite of both casino staff and players alike.
Hart, who earned his education degree from McNeese State University on a rodeo scholarship, competed in rodeo until 2015, retiring from competition following a shoulder injury. Hart completed college and while competing on the rodeo circuit, he also ran a successful real estate investment company that reached a multi-million dollar valuation by the time Hart hit 40.
"My poker career began in 2016," Hart says. Asked what he likes most about it, he doesn't have to think about the answer. "I love the payouts, but I hate the sitting. When you're used to running a million miles an hour with your hair on fire, sitting takes some getting used to."
The Conway, Arkansas resident has come to RunGood stops in Kansas City, Tulsa, Council Bluffs, Bossier City, and finished 8th in the Main Event in Tunica last month. "I'm centrally located for all your stops. It's just three hours away for most of them."
Hart plays all the majors in the area. Last week, he finished 2nd in the 2018 Gulf Coast Poker Championship in Biloxi for $7,788. He has also played abroad, placing 2nd for $8,392 in the UA MILLIONS Poker Series in Kharkiv, Ukraine last year.
The theme this season is the Old West, but we're just playing dress up. Grant Hart is the real deal.