Jason Koon Joins Party Poker Team Pros and Player Advisory Panel7 months ago
Party Poker took another step toward its goal of becoming the industry's most liked poker site by players with the appointment of Jason Koon to its ambassador roster that includes a key position on a new advisory panel that will operate as a liaison between management and players.
The winner of more than $10 million in live tournament action and millions more on the virtual felt, Koon will debut his new Party Poker patch at the upcoming Caribbean Poker Party in Punta Cana. The West Virginia native will join other Party Poker representatives that include Johnny Lodden, Fedor Holz, and Mike Sexton in taking on a role that will serve as a voice for players.
“Party Poker is making some major moves to improve the entire poker ecosystem, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining them and playing a part in these endeavors," Koon said.
The player advisory panel will consist of some of poker's most respected players and is part of an initiative undertaken by Party Poker to feel the pulse of its players and make decisions that are favorable to the poker-playing community. The idea is to build loyalty and trust with an open ear toward player concerns, something that has been sorely lacking within the online poker industry as a whole.
Poker players are more likely to ally themselves with a site that listens to player feedback and perhaps makes changes accordingly, rather than staying loyal to a poker room that pulls the rug out from under players with massive changes that come as a complete surprise.
"With his wealth of poker knowledge and experience, he will be instrumental in helping us fulfill our goal to put players first, both live and online," Party Poker Managing Director Tom Waters said of Koon.
The 32-year-old Koon has had an amazing 2017, getting things rolling at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas in January by winning the $100,000 Super High Roller for $1.6 million. Deep runs in almost a dozen high rollers followed in the next seven months, adding more than $1.2 million to Koon's growing bankroll.
Armed with an MBA in finance, Koon could have turned his attention to corporate America and a steady, lucrative 9 to 5 gig. But what fun is that when you're landing at final tables of high rollers, winning millions of dollars at the turn of a card?
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