Eric Drache is a professional poker player and poker consultant for NBC. Drache is perhaps best known for his managerial contributions to poker, which began during his career as card room manager working in casinos such as the Golden Nugget and the Mirage. In 1973 he was made the first tournament director at the WSOP and introduced four new events to the lineup.
Drache has worked as a media consultant on NBC’s “National Heads-Up Challenge”, FOX’s “Poker Superstars”, GSN’s “High Stakes Poker”, and CBS’s “International Poker Championship.”
On the felt, Drache is best known as a seven-card stud player, with 3 WSOP cashes to his name, totaling more than $325,000.
Today, several of Drache’s management innovations can be seen in card rooms worldwide. Tournament satellites, ante-structures, and “must-move” tables are his legacy to the poker world. Drache trained both Donna Harris and Doug Dalton both of whom would go on to become managers at The Mirage and Bellagio respectively.
Pokercasts Featuring Eric Drache
|Episode 85||Pokercast Episode 85 - Eric Drache & EPT Kyiv with Shaun Deeb||August 25, 2009|