PokerCast Episode 165 - Mike Sexton & Zynga PokerCon
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast Mike and Adam start off by covering the latest bomb shell in the Ultimate Bet cheating scandal involving Greg Pierson, CEO of the internet security company iovation. Then they move on to discussing the Zynga Poker Conference that recently took place at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and the potential of converting these Facebook poker players over to the traditional raked poker platform. The feature guest this week on the PokerCast is Professional poker player and World Poker Tour broadcaster Mike Sexton. Mike makes his fourth appearance on the program to chat about several topics including the major changes made to the WPT tournament coverage, the merger between Party Poker and bwin and his involvement in the Zynga Poker Conference. In forum static the guys recap the first match between Daniel Negreanu and Viktor isildur1 Blom and give away the password for the March 27th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
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Mike Sexton, born September 22, 1947, is a professional poker player and commentator from Shelby, IN. Sexton attended Ohio State University where he was a gymnast and earned a degree in public recreation after switching from a business major. Sexton served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in 1970, followed by a short career as a salesman, which he end when he realized he was making more playing poker. He has concentrated fulltime on poker since 1977.
Sexton is most visible as the host of the World Poker Tour. He has a founding role and works as a spokesperson for PartyPoker.com. He’s commonly referred to as the “ambassador of poker” for his contributions to poker and for raising the profile of the game.
Sexton earned a WSOP bracelet in 1989 at the 7-Card Stud Split event, has 46 WSOP final tables, and finished 12th in the WSOP Main Event in 2000. Hendon Mob lists $3.8 million in live tournament earnings for Sexton. Learn more about Mike Sexton