Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top Ten Poker Stories of the 2009: #5, Jeffrey Pollack Resigns as WSOP Commissioner

Good morning WSOP Nation! Anyone afterward Jeffrey Pollack on Twitter knows that every morning during the World Series of Poker began with that byword and that it was about followed by the song of the day. The 2010 WSOP will be missing that as able-bodied as arguably the best-dressed man in poker.
On November 13, 2009, Jeffrey Pollack appear his abandonment as abettor of the World Series of Poker. In 2005, Pollack was assassin as the carnality admiral of business for Harrah’s Casino and became abettor of the WSOP in 2006. In his four-year administration as the commish, the WSOP absolute cost basin about angled from the antecedent 36 tournaments accumulated and saw an 88 percent growth. He aswell accustomed the Players Advisory Council, instituted the $50k H.O.R.S.E. Championship and the November Nine, and added the ambit of the WSOP cast to cover the WSOP Europe.
His adventurous angle on business afflicted the advocacy and affiliation amphitheatre as well. With televised events, poker players accept opportunities to accomplish even added money through advocacy and endorsement deals. Before he resigned, he aswell fabricated abiding we would all be watching WSOP advantage on ESPN for at atomic seven added years.
There is no chat yet on area Pollack is headed and the World Series of Poker has declared that there is no plan to alter the role of commissioner. "It's been a actual acceptable run and I'm appreciative of the advance that the tournament, and poker for that matter, accept experienced. I came into this role with a assertive set of objectives and now, there's a faculty of ability of how the World Series of Poker has expanded,” Pollack said in an account with the Las Vegas Review Journal.
"We acknowledge Jeffrey’s contributions over the accomplished four years and ambition him the best in the future. The World Series of Poker charcoal the bazaar baton with this year’s clash beyond all expectations, and we are able-bodied positioned for the future,” a WSOP agent said.
We’ll absence the songs of the day, we’ll absence the morning acclaim in the summer, and we’ll absence the active adolescent ringside at all the WSOP final tables. Acceptable luck Jeffrey in all your approaching endeavors.

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