Erick Lindgren is an exceptionally accomplished poker player, particularly in Texas Hold’em. Two World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour championships have been awarded to him.
In addition to winning numerous tournaments and cash games, he has generated millions of dollars in revenue.
Lindgren and his family are compelled to live paycheck to paycheck as a result of his wagering addiction, despite the constant flow of cash from his earnings. The majority of his winnings are used to reimburse his wagering obligations from the past. His condition has improved substantially over the past few years as a result of his regular attendance at rehabilitation.
Erick A. Lindgren was born in Burney, California on August 11, 1976. Lindgren was captain of the football and basketball teams in high school, demonstrating his athletic prowess. Lindgren became a blackjack dealer at Casino San Pablo after graduating.
Lindgren was requested to serve as a substitute poker player at the table in order to keep the action going. He ultimately quit his position at the casino to play poker professionally because he relished it so much. In 2002, he won his first significant tournament while competing in a $3,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament at the Bellagio Hotel.
Fans began to recognize Lindgren’s aptitude after he won the WPT Ultimate Poker Classic in 2002, pocketing $500,000. Following his victory in the PartyPoker Millions cruise, he won his second WPT tournament later that year. For his achievements, he was dubbed one of the WPT’s Young Guns of Poker and Player of the Year, and he was requested to join Team Full Tilt.
Later, Lindgren was invited to participate in the 2006 Poker Superstars Invitational tournament, where he wowed everyone by placing third in the finals. A few weeks later, he once again impressed everyone by winning $600,000 in the Full Tilt Poker online Pro Showdown.
Lindgren participated in the 2007 Aussie Millions tournament in Melbourne, Australia, a very prestigious event. The No-Limit Hold’em speed-poker championship was won by Lindgren after he defeated all of his opponents.
Lindgren had the fortitude to earn his first gold bracelet in the $5,000 Mixed Hold’em event at the 2008 World Series of Poker. In 2013, he won the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed event, earning his second WSOP gold bracelet and an additional $600,000 in prize money.
Lindgren never refuses a wager. One of his acquaintances, Gavin Smith wagered him $100,000 that he couldn’t play four rounds of golf under 100 in one day at Bear’s Best Golf Course, the most challenging course in Las Vegas. Other professionals, such as Phil Ivey, added their own bets, bringing the total to $340,000. Lindgren was responsible for carrying his own luggage, walking from hole to hole, and shooting from the professionals’ markers. Lindgren emerged victorious after fourteen hours of golfing in 100-degree weather.
Treatment and Recovery
Lindgren’s gambling addiction caught up with him in March 2012, when he was unable to pay all of his fantasy football season-ending wagers. Additionally, he owed millions of dollars to Full Tilt Poker, from whom he had borrowed money to increase his gambling bankroll. Lindgren admitted himself to Morningside Recovery in order to receive professional assistance for his wagering addiction.