Jerry Yang autographing his latest book at Rio

Jul 5, 2011 3:00 AM

It promises to be as lively a week away from the poker tables at the Rio’s big convention center hall and banquet rooms. This Wednesday, 2007 World Series of Poker main event champion Jerry Yang will be autographing his latest book, "All In," over three two-hour sessions. The scheduled times are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Thursday, John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Pros Association, will provide the latest information about the ongoing battle to legalize online poker in the United States. Also. Rich Muny, the VP of PPA player relations, will be available for interviews. The online poker battle and consequent shutdown of companies such as Full Tilt caused poker superstar Phil Ivey to withdraw from the World Series of Poker in protest of the government bans.