Veteran WSOP Staffers to Direct 2007 Tourney

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Harrah’s Entertainment has announced that seasoned officials Jack Effel and Robert Daily will serve as tournament director and event director, respectively, at the 2007 World Series of Poker WSOP) tourney.

Harrah’s Entertainment has announced that seasoned officials Jack Effel and Robert Daily will serve as tournament director and event director, respectively, at the 2007 World Series of Poker WSOP) tourney.
As tournament director, Effel will oversee a wide variety of tournament operations, including dealer and floor-person staffing, tournament rules, payout percentages, structures for mega- and super-satellites, and second chance tournaments. Daily’s event director duties will include management of accounting, auditing and cage operations as well as office staffing, registration and convention services.
“Improving tournament operations is our top priority for 2007,” said World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. “This is a winning combination that deepens our bench and will result in a better experience for players and spectators.”
The twosome served as WSOP tournament directors in 2006 and Harrah’s says their reinstatement this year reflects a continuing commitment to improving the world’s largest, richest and most prestigious poker tournament.
With a total gross prize pool of more than $171 million and in excess of 48,000 player registrations, the 37th annual WSOP tore up the record books for a live poker event. The top prize for the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship, commonly referred to as the Main Event, reached $12 million.



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