Pokercast Episode 86 - Jack Binion & WCOOP Preview
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The living legend Jack Binion, son of casino magnate Benny Binion graces us with his presence this week on the Two Plus Two Pokercast for a double length feature interview. Jack dives into several topics including the early days of Binion's Horseshoe, hosting of the first World Series of Poker in 1970 and shares some great stories about his iconic father Benny Binion. Jack also gives his thoughts about some true legends of the game like Johnny Moss, Puggy Pearson, Jack Straus, Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese and many others. Aaron Jones aka aejones provides some more great poker insight about shot taking in this weeks Leggo Poker strategy segment. Mike and Adam also discuss tournament news, forum static and of course gives away the password for the September 6th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Jack Binion, born in 1937, is a well-known casino operator and son of the late casino magnate Benny Binion. Jack received his start working at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino and came to fame following his hosting of the first World Series in Poker in 1970.
Binion sold his interest (less %1 to retain his gaming license) in Binion’s in 1998 to his sister Becky, who would later sell the company and the rights to the WSOP to Harrah’s Entertainment. Jack continued to promote the casinos on Harrah’s behalf.
Binion was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2005. Recently, Binion held the position of chairman of Wynn International, which included the opening of Wynn Macau. He has since stepped down from the chairman position but remains with Wynn in an ongoing consulting role. Learn more about Jack Binion