First ever World Series of toto sgp Poker Commissioner

Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. has announced that it intends toto sgp Pollack, subject to regulatory approval, to become the first ever Commissioner of the World Series of Poker. This year’s event is to be held at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Pollack will be taking on this role in addition to his current position of Vice President of Sports and Entertainment Marketing.


Harrah’s Senior Vice President of Brand Management commented “The World Series of Poker is a unique event in the gaming and sports industry and, as such, requires special oversight and management,” “Designating Jeffrey as commissioner will further empower him to develop a strong sense of community among our players, tournament organizers, event staff, media partners, sponsors, licensees and corporate management team.”


During last years World Series of Poker event, the most prestigious on the poker calendar, more than $52 million prize money in the Main Event was awarded. At least $1 million was one by each player who advanced to the final table.


Now the world’s largest branded casino entertainment provider, Harrah’s began in Reno, Nevada, 68 years ago. Through excellence in its products and services achieving value and loyalty with its customers the brand has continually grown to become what it is today.


Have your say in the readers choice awards


Bluff magazineVoting has officially opened for the 2006 reader’s choice awards hosted by Bluff magazine, America’s leading poker magazine.


With the winners to be announced in the July issue, voting will continue up until June 1st 2006.


The poll is split up into 3 sections; Online, Live and televised, including questions like Best All Round Online Poker Room, Best Live Poker Tournaments and Most Entertaining Player to Watch. The aim is to give the chance to ordinary poker players to reward people and poker rooms who they feel are most deserving.


Eric Morris, Co-President of Bluff Magazine commented “Never before have poker players been able to deem, ‘The best of the best’ in over 20 different poker categories. What this means is the Bluff Magazine awards will be a true testament to the companies who receive various accolades”.


First Ever $50K Buy In “HORSE” Event for World Series of Poker®


First Ever $50K Buy In ?HORSE? Event for World Series of PokerThis year will mark the first ever event in the World Series of Poker with a buy in of more than $10,000; a $50,000 buy in HORSE contest.


The high buy in contest will include a combination of no-limit hold’em, Omaha, razz, stud and stud eight or better.


Running between June 25th and August 10th at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas the 2006 World Series of Poker will have 45 individual poker tournaments with buy ins from $500 to $50,000. The buy in for the Main Event – no limit holdem world championship – remains at $10,000.


Jeffrey Pollack, newly appointed Commissioner of the World Series of Poker stated “We’ve heard from a number of players that a high buy-in event will enhance the World Series of Poker,” adding “We agree, and this schedule addition is an example of how we are innovating to build on the tradition and heritage of the tournament. This summer, one player will make poker history and win the first-ever World Series of Poker bracelet for a $50,000 event”.


5619 players entered the main event in 2005 with Australian Poker Pro Joseph Hatchem scooping first prize and a cool $7.5 million.





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