This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Mike Sexton.
Mike Sexton, a legend in the poker world, is author of “Life’s a Gamble,” which recounts his personal and professional poker experiences and gives his take on some of poker’s legendary characters over the past 40 years.
Sexton has excelled both on the felt and on the business side of poker. He is a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, helped create PartyPoker in 2001 and was a key player in an event that changed the poker world forever – the launch of the World Poker Tour (WPT) in 2002. He has been a commentator on the WPT, along with Vince Van Patten, since its inception.
In addition, Sexton was recognized as poker’s Top Ambassador at the Card Player Magazine Player of the Year Awards gala in 2006. That same year, he won WSOP Tournament of Champions, winning $1 million in prize money – half of which he donated to charity. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009.