Podcasty Weekend / Future of the WSOP

by , Jan 27, 2007 | 2:05 pm

monkey.jpgDorkin’ out with the cushy headphones on … just came across an interesting interview over at Poker Podcast World. (via Shamus.)

Click here to hear Max Shapiro breakin’ down with WSOP tourney director Jack Effel.

Max Shapiro = the Diane Rehm of poker?

In this episode, Jack talks about the efforts the WSOP is going through to unionize? ensure a highest standard of dealer and floor personnel. Apparently last year’s complaints were heard loud and clear. He also reveals that a new WSOP Europe could see cards in the air as soon as September 2007. Harrah’s has other plans in the works, Effel says, for spreading the WSOP brand to the Middle East and Asia as well … coming soon: WSOP-Macau.

Oh, he also makes his “prediction” for the size of the 2007 main event field. It will certainly “grow,” says Effel, or maybe “decline a little bit.” He puts the over/under at somewhere between 7,000 and 11,000, and specifically pshaws the number set by Pokerati.

One Comment to “Podcasty Weekend / Future of the WSOP”

  1. Pokerati | Texas hold’em blog » Blog Archive » Europoker Speculation

    […] Mentioned in a previous post that WSOP Europe is on its way — this year no less. Makes me wonder … considering the legal battle Harrah’s is waging for control of WSOP.com (Frederic Schiavo is still fighting away), can we expect similar Big Casino arm-twisting for WSOPEurope.com? […]