It’s known to most people that the World Series of Poker is held in Las Vegas each year, although its roots are actually in West Texas. Around 7 of the first 8 World Champions of Poker were from West Texas. Well, what’s not known to the majority of people is that one of the champions is a San Angelo native named Roberts. He was a football standout in the late 1940s for San Angelo High School won the World Series of Poker main event in 1975. The world champion title was earned by him in addition to $210,000 in the winner-take-all format.