Sunday, February 9, 2014

Consultant to the WPT

For those of you who may not know, the Poker industry runs on a fiscal year (not a calendar year) that begins in August and culminates with the WSOP Main Event in mid-July.

My 2013-2014 season began with the Legends of Poker at The Bicycle Casino and a new opportunity. I was contracted by World Poker Tour Enterprises as a consultant for their Regional events.

I only managed three events in 2013 due to the short cancer diversion, with the hope and anticipation of being more involved in 2014, after I had some time to recover.

Well, good news, good news... in addition to the WPT Regional events I was expecting to do, last week I received some WPT Tour assignments for this year. My first event is the L.A. Poker Series at Commerce Casino. Not only am I excited about doing my first televised tour event as a WPT team member, I'm trilled that it's one of my favorite festivals of the year.

In addition to the LAPC, I'll be spending quite a bit of time in Florida. I've booked travel for the WPT Jacksonville bestbet Open, a live-streamed Tour stop and the WPT Hard Rock Poker Showdown, a televised Tour stop. I can't begin to express how pumped up and ready I am for this chapter of my life.

Make no mistake, I'm still part of the Joker Gaming LLC team and 'Live at the Bike!' continues to be close to my heart. The change is that I will be less involved in a single property and expanding my relationships with properties nationwide.

I'm looking forward to traveling to new places and meeting new faces. If you're planning on attending any of the events that I'll be working at, I want to know! Hit me up on Twitter @MarieLizette and let me know where I'll be seeing you and I'll be sure to set some time aside to chat.

Good luck at the felt, I'll see you there again soon.

Meet the WPT Legends of Poker Final Table
All new episodes from WPT Season XII begin airing on FOX Sports Networks this Sunday, February 9, with the WPT Legends of Poker at LA’s Bicycle Casino. Check your local listing for air times.