Pokercast Episode #312 - Kristy Arnett and Mike Sexton on the passing of Danny Robison
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam welcome Kristy Arnett to the Pokercast to talk about her resignation as the video producer at Pokernews. Kristy talks about why she made the move now and reflects back on her years as the face of the video content and interviews at the most popular poker news content site on the internet. Mike Sexton also joins the guys to talk about the passing of poker legend Danny Robison. Mike tells some fascinating stories about Danny and his partner Chip Reese. Mike answers a few WPT related questions and also touches on the success of PartyPoker's first couple months of being a regulated site in New Jersey. Mike and Adam repeatedly remind the audience of their dream trip this week as they head to Augusta to attend the Masters golf tournament. Steve D joins the program to talk about a recent overlay at Stars as well as give some details on the upcoming Pokerstars VIP live event in Stockholm. Last but not least, the password for the Pokerstars invitation for Pokercast listeners is given.
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Kristy Arnett is a writer, producer and on air hostess at Pokernews. Kristy also hosts strategy podcasts and is a former varsity soccer star. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and recently resigned he position at Pokernews to take on other challenges in life, including playing poker to pay the bills. Learn more about Kristy Arnett
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