Posts Tagged ‘Montreal’

WSOP to Open Online Poker Room,
Harrah’s (Interactive) Moving to Montreal

by , May 29, 2009 | 6:53 pm

Not a big deal at all, I’m sure … just a little report about a new company coming to Canada — Harrah’s. The new CEO of Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment, Mitch Garber, will be setting up shop in his old hometown of Montreal … which, of course, is kinda like a suburb of the Kahnawake (Online Poker) Nation.

Furthermore, it seems to be less and less of a secret that the WSOP, which retakes control of its own website later this year and not too long ago successfully fought a court battle for control of WSOP.com, has plans to take its brand of poker tables online.

From the Montreal Gazette:

Harrah’s agreed that he could manage the World Series of Poker teams already in Las Vegas and England out of a Montreal office and still focus on growing the 40-year-old Vegas-based competition.

“There is a hunger for World Series of Poker events, like PGA golf, with events taking place everywhere, whether it is Moscow, Montreal, Rome. Our intent is to deal with government and licensing authorities in every jurisdiction to grow the World Series of Poker,” he said yesterday.

Garber already has a Montreal office in the core of the city and about 10 people, mostly business-development types, working there. Should all go according to plan, the office will expand to “hundreds” of people, mostly customer-service employees and a scattering of Web designers.

The business plan has two main goals, said Garber, who has invested “substantially” in the privately held Harrah’s.

The first is “to offer online gaming in the U.K. and potentially elsewhere in Europe where it is legal and government-licensed.”


WSOP Wide Web

by , Apr 22, 2009 | 2:01 pm

I’m just assuming they’re talking about WSOP.com … but really, it doesn’t have to be. Still, despite semi-denials of former PartyGaming CEO Mitch Garber’s coming on board, it looks like Harrah’s has something in the works regarding the web that may or may not be different from their current Bluff-run site:

From Monster.com …

Senior Web/​Flash Developer

Working for the Director of Web Development, you will join a dynamic group of professionals to launch and maintain a premiere destination on the web for the world renowned World Series of Poker, a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.​ This is a full-time IN HO– USE position located in Montreal with competitive compensation and growth opportunities, with the expectation to learn a wide range of business activities.​

First thought: Boo, Flash! Second thought: Montreal?