Business time for Executive Poker Tour

Steve Dannenmann
Steve Dannenmann is going to play in the Executive Poker Tour, are you?

Get out your checkbooks CEOs and managers because this coming weekend the Executive Poker Tour gets underway.

Taking place at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the tour will kickoff on Friday and run through Monday (Jan. 11-14).

Known for providing an extremely player friendly structures the Executive Poker Tour offers an affordable buy-in (as low as $500 in preliminary events and $2,500 for the main event) and $25,000 chips with blinds of $25/$50.

Any player who is interested in playing in the series of events is allowed to play but Executive Players will have access to the Executive Lounge throughout the tournament. Any CEO, president, vice president, general counsel, CFO, CTO, COO, director, general manager or owner will qualify.

There will also be some top-tier poker talent in attendance as 2005 Victor Ramdin and Lee Childs will all be playing in the tournament. A couple more high stakes poker pros as well as some celebrities are rumored to be making an appearance as well. There will be an autograph session and photo op.

The Executive Poker Tour is a series of nationwide poker events held in casinos across the USA. Each event is filmed in High Definition for broadcast on national television.

Back in October the tour hosted its first event at the Taj. Childs won the event and raked $52,240 for first place. Footage of the event is being edited and will be televised in early 2008.

In addition to the tournament action at the upcoming event there will also be a million dollar cash game scheduled for Saturday. Each player that sits down will have to post a minimum of $100,000. The last edition of the high stakes cash game went until sunrise so bring your coffee or Redbull.

The cash game will take place in the Trump Poker Room and public access will be provided meaning it will be a good chance to see some of your favorite big-name poker players.

The main event will also have a featured TV table with players regularly rotated meaning everybody has a shot at being on television. Players can even guarantee a spot at the TV table by making a small donation to the charity: Project Lifesaver.

Later this year the Executive Poker Tour has stops scheduled in California, Las Vegas and even the Caribbean. For more information visit their website at

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