Thursday was a good day for Caesar Interactive CEO Mitch Garber.
With the poker world scrambling to make sense of the Nevada intrastate bill being signed into law, we spoke with Caesars Interactive CEO (and newly minted #2 on the BLUFF Poker 20) Mitch Garber today for some clarity.
It’s a quick one, but good perspective.
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Watch Interview With Former WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack Part 1 on RawVegas.tv
We caught up with Jeffrey Pollack
for what was supposed to be a final vlog but quickly turned into a 60 Minutes
style interview. Turns out after four years as WSOP commish, there was a lot of ground to cover.
So we headed to the new home of the WSOP (breaking news here), the Pavilion Center in the Rio, where Pollack, who has always been good to the so-called poker “media,” was cool enough to give us his only video interview. Part I (above) covers why he decided to leave and what role (if any) new boss Mitch Garber played in that decision.
Parts II & III (coming soon) cover accomplishments, disappointments, wtf he would’ve done had both Shulman’s captured the Main Event crowns, and of course, what he’s going to do with all of this free time on his hands.
UPDATE: WITH PART II
Watch Interview With Former WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack Part 2 on RawVegas.tv
Watch Interview With Former WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack Part 3 on RawVegas.tv
Spanish model Marisa Jara is probably unfamiliar with Mitch Garber.
Read in between the lines on this one, but Harrah’s has hired ex-Party Poker CEO Mitch Garber to run it’s wsop.com website.
Reports the Times Online:
“HARRAH’s, the Las Vegas gaming group that owns Caesars Palace is to install Mitch Garber, a former chief executive of Party Gaming, as the head of a new company formed to house its internet operations and the popular World Series of Poker.
The gaming giant is spinning these businesses out into a newly-created [non-Wicked Chops] entity. The move is likely to fuel speculation over the possibility of Harrah’s making acquisitions in the online-gaming sector.”
So…the unfortunately named Anurag Dikshit settles with the U.S. American government. Then Party Poker does the same. Then Harrah’s hires ex-Party CEO Mitch Garber to run the wsop.com.
Read more here and here.