Jobs With Doug Polk and Phil Galfond Up for Grabs

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Jobs With Doug Polk and Phil Galfond Up for Grabs
07 Jan

If $2500 per hour sounds like a decent rate for your PLO poker expertise, then Doug Polk has just the job for you, the Upswing Poker and high stakes specialist urgently seeking a replacement for ‘JNandez’ who quit this week – and Phil Galfond is also on the lookout for fresh blood for his RunItOnce site!

As we reported, Fernando ‘JNandez87’ Habegger decided producing Upswing PLO Lab content wasn’t for him, a loophole on his 18-month contract for the Polk-run training site allowing him to escape early, citing being just an employee with little say in what happens as the main reason for his departure.

A lively 2+2 thread discussing the surprising decision – and in which both Polk and Habegger traded blows -  was kiboshed by owner Mason Malmuth late last night, leaving posters wondering just what was going on, but with Polk advertising for a replacement today it seems there is definitely no going back for JNandez.

Discussions as to who might be a suitable replacement for JNandez have seen names such as Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates bandied about, but with a $100-250K per year salary they might have to look elsewhere for a new PLO Lab expert, although there will doubtless be no shortage of applicants.

Elsewhere, and on a more mundane level, ‘JNandez’s’ former boss Phil Galfond has been leading a recruitment drive, seeking to fill a number of posts at his RIO offices in Malta…

"We are currently looking for a few poker enthusiasts to join our RIO Poker team in Malta….All roles are based in Malta, where we provide lots of sunshine throughout the year as well as several awesome employment benefits."

If you fancy being an Operations Team Leader (Poker/Game Integrity) or Customer Service Generalist, then this is your chance to combine your love of poker with a career with one of the most successful poker players ever, although Galfond’s own much-anticipated poker site has taken much longer than even he expected.

For the second job the job requirements aren’t too onerous, and if you have the right to work in the EU all you really need to apply are ‘poker playing experience, a good understanding of the online poker industry (ideally including areas like payments, fraud, game rules, technical issues), and a very customer-friendly attitude.’

If the Polk and Galfond jobs aren’t your cup of tea, then Stars Group (or Amaya as they were known until recently) the parent company of PokerStars currently have 35 positions open as far afield as India, Bulgaria and the Isle of Man.

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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