Pokercast 455 - John Duthie & Stars VIP Changes with Steve Ruddock
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: Creator of the EPT John Duthie joins us to talk about the history of the tour and his new venture. To begin, Adam is crowd funding for Boston and the WSOP Fantasy League is going again. This week in the news: Pokerstars rolls out their new VIP system and Steve Ruddock of Online Poker Report joins us to run through and review the changes. Adam and Terrence review their matches against the University of Alberta HUNL bot and more. John Duthie then joins us to talk about the beginnings of the EPT and how it evolved to one of the most successful poker tours. John is now working with Party Poker to grow their live tournament series and he talks about that and working in the current state of poker. We then answer just one great piece of mail and review a hand from the Rossco Report before we bounce!
Born May 13, 1958, John Duthie is poker player and television director currently living in London, England. Before his involvement with poker, Duthie worked alongside other directors on a variety of high profile film and television projects such as Longitude, Haunted and The House of Spirits as well as working as director on successful television serials As If, Clocking Off and Silent Witness.
Duthie turned his television experience toward leaving his mark on the poker world with the creation of the European Poker Tour on which he worked as a commentator.
Duthie’s poker resume is equally impressive. His first big score came when he clinched the Poker Million 2000 tournament held on the Isle of Man, netting the first £1,000,000 payday in history. Duthie holds 10 WSOP and 2 WPT cashes in addition to other live tournament success, resulting in his total live tournament winnings of more than $2.3 million.
John Duthie's new venture is running Party Poker's live events! Learn more about John Duthie