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You are the Tournament Director Series 4: Jack Effel

Name: Jack Effel

Age: 34

Hometown: Born in Dallas, Texas. Currently resides in Las Vegas.

Home (local) Casino/ Card room: Harrah's Entertainment and Harrah's Interactive Entertainment. Home Casino Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.

Experience (how long TD): Over 13 years in the poker business. Has held just about every position in poker from Dealer, Supervisor, Manager, Tournament Director, Director of Poker Operations, and currently holds the position of Vice President of International Poker Operations for Harrah's Interactive Entertainment. He has been directing poker tournaments for 6 1/2 years, but has been working tournaments throughout his poker career.

Major Festivals/ Tournaments worked at:

  • World Series of Poker Europe 2007-Present
  • World Series of Poker 2005-Present
    2005: Asst TD
    2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009: TD
  • World Series of Poker Circuit: Jan 2005-Jan 2007. Directed tournaments in Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana, New Jersey, Nevada, and California USA.
  • Mid America Poker Classic 2003-2005
  • World Poker Open Tunica, Mississippi 2000-2005

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