Yes. Don’t be surprised if you see a chimpanzee by your side in 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. Dr. James Khan, Ph.D., a noted scientist and advocate for primate rights is working hard to get his lab chimp entered in the 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas. He is crowd funding to raise the buy-in of $10,000 for his lab chimp and also training the primate to do complex analysis and calculations.Best-known to television viewers as the regular science contributor on “Chimps, Chumps, and Champs,” a popular series that compares the skills of primates to those of both idiots and savants, Khan believes strongly that his primate “Cuddles” will be ready to play poker this summer in Las Vegas. He believes that his chimp has what it takes to make it to the final table at the World Series this year, using its mastery of being able to put numbers in order and develop complex strategies, a set of skills that places him in the top 10 percentile of all students worldwide.
Watch the news story on Dr. Khan and Cuddles below: