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World Series of Poker player gets money-filled bag back after left in an Uber

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 21:37:18-04

A World Series of Poker got lucky after leaving valuables in an Uber car last week.

Professional poker player Jacob Brundage got into an Uber to head to the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas to buy into a game at this year’s World Series of Poker.  Minutes after he exited the Uber, he realized he had forgotten his duffel bag that contained his passport, ID, social security card and around $7,000 in cash.
Using the in-app feature to contact any driver after a ride via a masked telephone number, Brundage initially called his driver several times with no luck.

With the help of Uber ambassadors on site at the Rio who were able to look up the details of Brundage's ride, they identified the driver and placed a call to him. Once they reached the driver, who had headed home after Jacob's drop off because his phone had died, he immediately hopped back in his car to return the lost bag.

Within the hour, Brundage was reunited with all of his personal belongings and money intact.