The Poker TDA Summit to Take Place June 26, 27 2013

Written by:
Press Release
Published on:
Mar/26/2013
The Poker TDA Summit to Take Place June 26, 27 2013

The Poker Tournament Directors’ Association (TDA) will hold it’s bi-annual Summit on June 26 & 27th, 2013, at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Hundreds of Poker Tournament Directors from all over the world will attend the Summit to debate and vote on proposed rules changes and amendments. The final draft of the new rules version will be published by the Association approximately one month after the Summit. The Summit is made possible by generous support from the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino, Genesis Gaming Solutions, the leader in Casino Pit and Poker Room Management Systems, and the Global Poker Index, the poker ranking authority.

The TDA is an unpaid, volunteer organization founded in 2001 by industry professionals Matt Savage, Jan Fisher, Linda Johnson, and David Lamb. Board Member Matt Savage described the inception of the Association in a recent interview: “… during the 1990’s, poker tournaments were becoming increasingly popular. The problem was every venue had a different set of rules. The players didn’t know what to expect from tournament to tournament…” Linda Johnson remembers the initial challenges the TDA faced: “…The first year the TDA met, it was difficult to adopt rules… everyone supported the idea of standardization as long as it was based on the rules they were using…”

Poker tournament regulation has come a long way since the inception of the TDA. During the past 13 years, the membership has grown to over 1500 tournament staff in 42 countries. The TDA Summit has been held every other year since 2001. The Summit is the democratic process whereby all members have a voice in suggesting, discussing, and voting on the Official TDA Rules. Jan Fisher explains the process: “…basically we discuss the proposed rule change. It’s open to the floor to debate so all opinions are heard… When everyone has had their say we take a vote. If a substantial majority votes yes, it’s approved. If we can’t get a substantial majority approval, it’s not adopted…”

Click here for information updates on the 2013 Summit in the TDA forum

Poker News

Judge Rules Against Gambling Regulators On Card Games

Gambling911.com has your latest poker news, all the world’s top headlines.  Check back regularly.

Two More Arrests Tied to AZ Illegal Poker Biz That Pushed PPA Propaganda

Two more arrests have been made in connection to a raid that took place last week at a Glendale, Arizona illegal poker establishment, Poker Union.

Poker Pro Vanessa Selbst: ‘It’s Hard to Say Whether Trump is the Actual Devil’

Poker Pro Vanessa Selbst: ‘It’s Hard to Say Whether Trump is the Actual Devil’

In an interview with PokerListings.com Wednesday, poker’s most successful female player and one of the first openly gay, Vanessa Selbst, expressed apprehension at the prospects of a Donald Trump Presidency.

Americas Cardroom Ups Ante From MOSS to OSS

After a successful week for micro-stakes players, Americas Cardroom is upping the ante from MOSS to OSS.

‘Bad Actor’ Clause Slipped Into California Online Poker Bill: Could Spell End

Last minute amendments to a bill in California that would legalize online poker in that state has the grassroots organization Poker Players Alliance in a tizzy.

Syndicate