World Poker Congress attracts top poker personalities to Stockholm

The organizers of the World Poker Congress last week announced that Steve Lipscomb, president of the World Poker Tour (WPT), will deliver a keynote speech at the event scheduled for June 27-28, 2006, at the City Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Lipscomb joins Jeffery Pollack, the first commissioner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), for a keynote exacta at the World Poker Congress.

"Steve Lipscomb had the vision and foresight to create the World Poker Tour, one of the important events that launched the current poker boom," says Sue Schneider, president of River City Group, one of the organizers of the World Poker Congress. "Along with Jeffery Pollack, who runs the oldest and most respected poker tour, Lipscomb will reveal the global reach of the game and how it is penetrating international markets."

The World Poker Congress is the first conference to fully explore the synergies between the live and online games. The conference will feature two tracks dedicated to the different forms of the game, as well as plenary and general sessions featuring topics that appeal to each audience.

Attendees will join colleagues to discuss issues such as marketing your poker room, player development, legislation and economics in Europe, staging tournaments, building a player base, business strategies for a quickly maturing industry, fraud and security, mergers and acquisitions, and much more.

Please see Stockholm To Host Poker Conference for PokerListings.com's original article on the World Poker Congress.

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