Mike Sexton has been an institution at the World Poker Tour (WPT) from the very first tournament that hit the airwaves. His partnership with Vince Van Patten has been responsible for attracting thousands of new few faces into the world of poker through their dynamism and enthusiasm when helping to bring the audience into the core of a WPT final table. Checkout as Lee talks to Kara Scott and Jesse May at WPT Venice Day 1A.
Poker Hall of Famer, Sexton, also likes to play a bit as well, and with $5.3 million in live career earnings, he knows his way around the felt. We caught up with the legend of the game as he participated in Day 1A of WPT Venice. He looked a little jet-lagged, but still managed to keep it together to finish the day third in chips with a smidgen under 100,000.
In our interview we talk about the live tournament market as it stands today and ask if it is over crowded?
“Everyone who owns a casino wants to get involved.” Says Sexton.
We also talk about the major poker outlets creating more synergy to enable the possibility of even bigger fields and prize pools.
“You need to start considering the players; the travel costs and the buy-ins. It would be in the best interest of the big poker companies to work together.”
If you want to hear more from Mike Sexton then take in the interview, because if anyone knows anything about poker, it’s this man.