This past Friday the 13th Jeffrey Pollack the Commissioner of the WSOP announced on his Twitter account that it was his last day. just a few short days after the 40th World Series of Poker ended Pollack left his position.
Pollack has been with the WSOP since 2005 after he left NASCAR and the NBA. Pollack moved to the Commissioner job in 2006 and continued to hold the post until he announced his resignation via Twitter this past Friday.
Pollack stated on his Twitter account: Ã¢â‚¬Å“itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s trueÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Today is my last day as your #WSOP CommissionerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Thank you for allowing me to be part of the #WSOP these last few years. I will always be a fan and friend to the poker communityÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Pollack also commented in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He stated: Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a very good run, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m proud of the growth that the tournament, and poker, for that matter, have experienced. I came into this role with a certain set of objectives, and now thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a sense of accomplishment of how the World Series of Poker has expanded.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In his few years at the WSOP Pollack has helped make the WSOP a worldwide brand. Pollack helped bring in major advertisers to the WSOP such as the Miller Brewing Company and Betfair. Pollack also began the Players Advisory Council to help improve the tournament series as well as establishing the Poker Hall of Fame. Pollack has been a major force in the poker industry in many ways over the past few years. As of right now there has been no word on who will be replacing Pollack as the WSOP Commissioner.
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