Mike Sexton Next World Series of Poker Commissioner?

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Ace King
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Mike Sexton

After Jeffrey Pollack stepped down as Commissioner of the World Series of Poker, parent company Harrah's released a statement saying they had "no intention at this time to replace the Commissioner role."

In all likelihood, there will be a replacement for this massive event.

Gary Trask of Casino City.com created a list of his most likely candidates, the number one being an obvious - this year's Poker Hall of Fame inductee Mike Sexton.

"The universal outpouring of admiration that Sexton received during the past year as he was nominated and then inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame was quite impressive. It's unusual in any industry - but particularly in poker - to have someone who seemingly has no enemies or detractors. But you would be hard-pressed to find someone to say anything negative about Sexton. He was the lone inductee into this year's Hall of Fame for a reason. He's arguably done more for the game than anyone else and his knowledge of the game from all angles and the respect he owns would make him a perfect choice to be the next WSOP commissioner."

And if it is not going to be Sexton, the next logical choice:  Annie Duke.

"Duke is the lone female on our list, but definitely one of the top choices. But Duke is much more comfortable in front of the media and if you've ever witnessed one of her performances at a court hearing to fight for the rights of poker, you know how passionate she is about the game. Duke gained instant recognition from non-poker people from her performance on Celebrity Apprentice and while she may not always be the most likable person in the room, you can't argue with her expertise and knowledge and the manner in which she presents them."

Dennis Phillips, Howard Lederer and Daniel Negreanu are also listed. 

Ace King, Gambling911.com