Orleans hosts World Poker Conference

Jul 3, 2001 12:37 AM

The Orleans Hotel & Casino will host the first-ever World Poker Players Conference on Friday, July 6.

The all-day conference will be hosted by Mike Caro, the “Mad Genius” of poker and Linda Johnson, the former publisher of Card Player magazine.

The slate of activities include a full day of player education that includes breakfast, five seminars, luncheon/roast of Russ Hamilton, and a poker tournament in the evening following the meetings.

The conference is scheduled a day before the start of the The Orleans Open Poker Tournament, which features 17 tournament events from July 7-22.

Among the events in The Orleans Open are Limit Hold’Em, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud, No Limit Hold ”˜Em, Ladies Hold ”˜Em, and Omaha Pot Limit.

Following The Orleans Open, the resort on West Tropicana will host the annual Tournament of Champions Poker Tournament, July 23-29.

A partial list of guest speakers includes: Vince Burgio, Mike Caro, Roy Cooke, Chris Ferguson, Jan Fisher, Andy Glazer, Mark Gregorich, Russ Hamilton, Phil Hellmuth, Linda Johnson, Jenny Kaye, Lou Krieger, Marsha Waggoner, Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen, Men Nguyen, Mike O’Malley, and Mike Sexton.

Each presenter will give his or her top poker tips plus many playing strategies. Sessions will also include question-and-answer sessions.

Other topics of discussion include never-before revealed tactics for winning tournaments from world-class players such as Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.

Plus, attendees will learn secrets of playing the game, whether in a tourney or card room, from experts such as Mike Sexton, Andy Glazer and Lou Krieger.

One of the highly-anticipated seminars will discuss sure-fire profit discoveries and more from Mike Caro.

Gifts will be given to each participant, as well as written material to take home. The cost for conference is just $99 if you preregister, or $125 at the door.

An optional $125 poker tourney gives conventioneers the chance to play against the people who conducted the seminars, including many world champions.