Jamie Gold will be at the CAP Euro: Barcelona to serve as the keynote speaker for the four-day online gambling industry conference. He'll also be providing an exclusive poker coaching session for the Affiliate Series of Poker qualifiers.
"There's no doubt that the explosion of poker around the world is directly connected to the emergence and phenomenal success of online poker," Gold said.
"As well as making the game far more accessible, it has taken poker to entirely new levels, has fueled worldwide exposure through mainstream TV sponsorship and along the way provided tutorage of game play and strategy."
Gold said that online poker has helped turn a backroom game into front-room entertainment and has generated a seemingly recession-proof industry.
Gold is no stranger to the entertainment industry either. He is a television producer and talent agent who turned a stint as a celebrity member of Bodog Poker's 2006 World Series of Poker team into the biggest first-place win in the history of the WSOP.
He may have entered the WSOP Main Event as more of a recreational player, but Gold left with a $12 million win and a new side career as a poker ambassador.
"And as the one lucky enough to receive the biggest payout in history, it would be remiss of me not to mention the dramatic effect online poker has had on building the number of major tournaments, players and, of course, prize money!" Gold said.
Gold continues to play in major tournaments around the world and represent the poker world in charity events. Because of his big win, he has secured himself a place in poker history, which makes it somewhat fitting that he follows in the footsteps of poker legend Doyle Brunson as keynote speaker at a CAP event.
"It's indeed an honor to follow the legend, Doyle Brunson, in being the key note speaker at this year's CAP Euro convention," Gold said. "I look forward to participating in discussions on how to maintain online poker's momentum - and to personally thank all of you for helping make poker the global success it is today."
The CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com officials also expressed their appreciation for Gold's agreeing to speak at the convention.
"We're extremely honored and excited for to bring Jamie Gold, an absolute legend in the world of poker, to all our associates at this year's CAP Euro Barcelona," said Lou Fabiano, CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com founder and president.
"There's no doubt that his presence will only add to CAP Euro's status as the premier affiliate marketing conference for the online gaming industry."
For more information about the CAP Euro: Barcelona, visit www.CAPEuro.com.