Poker Stories is a long-form audio podcast series featuring informal interviews with some of the best players and personalities in the game. Each episode spotlights a well-known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favorite tales both in and out of the ordinary.
Adam Pliska has been with World Poker Tour From the very beginning, along with the company recently celebrated 20 years in the game. the WPT President and Executive Director He served as general counsel for the tour for several years before switching to the executive side. Under his leadership, the tour has since grown to a truly global scale and most recently hosted a $29 million prize pool. WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.
Before Pliska took over the leadership of the WPTWorked in TV production. the USC A film school graduate helped launch shows such as BaywatchAnd the Earn Ben Stein Moneyand restart Lacey. He eventually decided to go back to law school, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He was ready to take a job with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Intellectual Property Law when his good friend Steve Lipscomb approached him with an offer of a brand new TV poker show that had not yet been syndicated. Pliska decided to gamble at first, and the rest is history.
Highlights of this interview include forging press credentials to get into Hollywood, focus on TV production, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Coolie, following a girl in law school, fighting the Washington D.C. coldness, gambling on a poker startup, becoming Disney poker, how the tour makes money and spread the world World Poker TourPivoting During a Pandemic How to Hire a Horse Taking a Frozen Face Cake from Steve Aoki Learn to Play the Cello Hate the Paper Route at 4 A.M. Betting on Antonio Esfandiari’s Charisma Looking Like Obama Mischievous Job Show Working the End Table and death-defying sailboat races with Richard Branson.
Catch up on previous episodes featuring notables like Doyle Bronson, Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harman, Patrick Antonios, Justin Bonomo, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Galfond, Nick Schulman, Fedor Holz, Barry Greenstein, Dan Smith, Scotty Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Maria Ho, Brad Owen and many more. If you like what you hear, Make sure to subscribe To automatically get the latest episodes as they are released.
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