Raymer was one of the original members
Raymer was one of the original members of Team Texas Hold'em PokerStars Pro, a group of professional texas hold'em poker players who represent and endorse Texas Hold'em PokerStars.com, the world's largest online poker site. As of early 2011, he is no longer a member of Team Texas Hold'em PokerStars Pro. Raymer has lobbied extensively to have texas hold'em poker regulated and classified as a game of skill, after the passage of the UIGEA in 2006. As part of this effort, he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Hold'em Poker Players Alliance. In a December 2006 interview Raymer said that he was considering running for Vice-President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate of the Libertarian Party. However, Raymer did not end up running. On December 20, 2004, two men attempted to rob Raymer at gunpoint as he returned to his Bellagio hotel room after playing in a cash game.
Raymer held them off until police arrived
Raymer held them off until police arrived and was unharmed. On March 14, 2013 Raymer was arrested along with five other men in Wake Forest, NC, and charged with prostitution and attempted crimes against nature and received a $1,000 secured bond. Notes1.^ Online Hold'em Pokerlistings.com: About Greg Raymer 2.^ Online Hold'em Pokerlistings.com: Greg Raymer 2004 Main Event Champion 3.^ a b Greg Raymer Online Hold'em Poker player profile 4.^ Wehner, Matt (September 18, 2007). "WCOOP – Event #6, $320 PLO: Greg 'FossilMan' Raymer Wins First WCOOP Title". Online Hold'em PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2007-09-18. 5.^ Wsop.com: 40th Annual No-Limit Holdem 6.^ a b Hendon Mob tournament results: Greg Raymer 7.^ World Series of Online Hold'em Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com 8.^ Fossilman Online Hold'em Poker Training 9.^ Online Hold'em Pokernews.com: Poker Champ and Vice Presidential Candidate? 10.^ Las Vegas Review Journal: Suspects identified in robbery attempt 11.^ Local news article WRAL In October 2004, Sportingbet, at the time the world's largest publicly traded online gaming company (SBT.L), announced the acquisition of ParadisePoker.com, one of the online