Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter



Billy Baxter poker player profile. Get latest information, winnings and gallery.


Billy Baxter
United States
GPI Rank
WPT Wins
Total Live Earnings


Billy Baxter is an American poker player and seven-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. Five of Baxter's seven bracelets have come in 2-7 Draw.

He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006 and has amassed over $2.7 million in career earnings.

Baxter famously won a 1986 court case that argued that poker was a game of skill.

In 2010, Baxter narrowly missed out on a World Poker Tour title, finishing fifth for $246,921. This remains the largest cash of Baxter's career.

More than a decade later, Baxter came within inches of winning his first Hold'em bracelet in the $1,000 Seniors Championship at the 2023 WSOP, finishing runner-up to Lonnie Hallett for $473,212.

Billy Baxter WSOP Bracelets

YearTournamentPrize (US$)
1975$1,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$35,000
1978$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$90,000
1982$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$95,000
1982$2,500 Ace to Five Draw$48,750
1987$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$153,000
1993$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$130,500
2002$1,500 Razz$64,860

PokerNews Covered Events

2023 World Series of PokerEvent #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship2nd$473,212
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship733rd$17,500
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship764th$1,603
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball18th$7,163
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz24th$5,752
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 40 - $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw7th$15,054
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 5 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em w/ Re-buys59th$8,971
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem136th$58,570