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

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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

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