Pokercast Episode 25 - Greg Raymer & Jeffrey Pollack
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - 2008 World Series of Poker Preview. The feature guest this week on Pokercast is the 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg “Fossilman” Raymer. Greg talks about his main event win, how his life has changed since, his role with the Poker Players Alliance and his plans for this years World Series. The guys also track down WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack to discuss some of the many changes to this years World Series. Mike and Adam also talk tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the June 1st Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Jeffrey Pollack formerly held the position World Series of Poker Commissioner and Vice President of Sports and Entertainment marketing for Harrah’s. Pollack holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University, two master’s degrees in political management and sports management, and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard University.
Pollack joined Harrah’s in 2005, hiring him as Vice President of Marketing and promoted him to WSOP Commissioner in 2006. In November of 2009, Pollack announced his resignation as WSOP Commissioner and has since gone on to become CEO for Professional Bull Riding.
During his tenure as WSOP commissioner, Pollack introduced the format for the 2005 Tournament of Champions and will is remembered for his aggressive marketing campaigns, sponsorship deals, and corporate partnerships with major media, food, and beverage companies.
Jeffrey’s half brother is Gary Bettman, the Commissioner of the National Hockey League. Pollack lives in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Learn more about Jeffrey Pollack
Greg Raymer, born June 25th, 1964 is a professional poker player from Minot, ND. Raymer attended University of Missouri – Rolla for a degree in chemistry before moving on to the University of Minnesota Law School. He practiced as a patent attorney for more than a decade.
Raymer is best known for winning the 2004 WSOP Main Event and for his iconic “reptile” holographic sunglasses he wore during his run. Greg is also known as “Fossil Man” for collecting fossils as card protectors before selling them to supplement his poker bankroll. According to Hendon Mob, Raymer has over $6.8 in live tournament earnings.
Greg attributes much of his poker success to both 2+2 books and their poker forums. Learn more about Greg Raymer