Pokercast Episode 72 - Jeffrey Pollack, Jamie Gold & WSOP Preview Pt 2
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is Vice President of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Harrah's Casino and Commissioner of the World Series of Poker Jeffrey Pollack. Jeffrey joins the guys again on the eve of another WSOP to talk about several topics including new events like the 40k NL Holdem and 1K stimulus, changes to the ESPN broadcast schedule effecting field size and even some rule changes designed specifically for Twitter. 2006 WSOP Main Event Champion Jamie Gold also chimes in on the program to talk about his plans for this years series, his record breaking win in '06 and his highly entertaining appearances on High Stakes Poker. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the May 31st Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners.
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Jamie Gold is a television producer, agent, and poker player from Malibu, CA. Born August 25, 1969, card games were continually played in Gold’s family growing up. However, while developing a poker show with Johnny Chat and Chris Moneymaker, Gold began to take his recreational poker to the next level under the mentorship of Chan.
Gold is best known for winning the 2006 WSOP Main Event and his unique “table talk” during his play, which has also drawn significant criticism from other players. Gold is also the first person to break the $10 million in tournament poker. His live tournament winnings exceed $12 million.
Gold has appeared on NBC’s Poker After Dark, and seasons 3 and 4 of High Stakes Poker. Learn more about Jamie Gold
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