WSOP separating celebrity, media event

Susie Isaacs got a scoop for the 2007 World Series of Poker when she interviewed Gary Thompson on her radio show, Broad Minded Poker, earlier this week.

During the course of the interview, Thompson, who is the director of WSOP tournament operations, revealed that the celebrity and media tournament would be split up this year.

Traditionally the celebrity and media tournament is played on the eve of the first day of the Main Event. It's not an official event of the series, and participants play for money to benefit a charity.

Thompson didn't go into full detail, but this year the event will be split, with both events still played for charity.

He did say that many celebrities have already confirmed they will be coming, and if they all show up, it could be a huge event.

"You'll see more a-list superstars than you've ever seen in Las Vegas before," Thompson said on Broad Minded Poker at

The world's top pros are also slated to play in the celebrity event, making it a pretty tough event.

Thompson also discusses with Susie Isaacs several details of the 2007 WSOP including structure, payouts, parking and more. To hear the full interview, visit

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