Pokercast Episode 287 - Mitch Garber and Shaun Deeb
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam are joined by the CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment Mitch Garber. Mitch gives us his thoughts on the launch of real money play at WSOP.com and regulated online gaming in Nevada. Details of upcoming promotions and policies of WSOP.com are discussed as well. Mike and Adam also ask him about his days at PartyGaming and some of the watershed moments in the industry's history. Finally, they get to the important question of where to find the best smoke meat sandwich in Montreal. Rich Muny also joins the guys to talk about how the PPA is helping the American players through the remission process with Full Tilt Poker. Shaun Deeb also joins Mike and Adam to talk about Poker Night in America and his decision to slow roll Mike Matusow in a recently released teaser clip of the upcoming show. The boys break down the latest results from the 2013 edition of the WCOOP with Pokerstars' Lee Jones and the guys deliver the password for the September 29th Poker Stars Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
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Shaun Deeb is a professional poker player from Troy, NY currently living in Las Vegas. Deeb launched his online tournament career from a single deposit of $30, which he parlayed into $33,000 in two weeks.
Deeb rose to internet poker fame and was known for the incredible multi-table tournament volume he could put in, as well as his ability to multi-tabling 30+ tournaments at one time. In addition to his multi-tabling prowess, Deeb was lauded for his ability to take a nightly $5 re-buy tournament as serious as he would a tournament with exponentially larger buy in. After dominating the online tournament scene for years, Shaun has now set his sights on playing in the largest live poker games in the world.Learn more about Shaun Deeb
Mitch Garber is the CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the company that owns the World Series of Poker. The Canadian from Montreal is perennially among the top names in any list of the most powerful individuals in the game of poker. Mitch was also CEO of PartyGaming from 2006-2009 and has spoken on gaming in the British House of Lords as well as the Canadian Senate. Sitting on the board of many charitable organizations including the One Drop Foundation, Mitch is very active in philanthropy focusing on education and healthcare. Learn more about Mitch Garber