Mike Sexton

The "Ambassador of Poker" is best known as host of the World Poker Tour.

The "Ambassador of Poker" is best known as host of the World Poker Tour and spokesman for PartyPoker.

Sexton was born Sept. 22, 1947, and says he "majored in poker" while working toward his degree at Ohio State University. He's also a bridge player and taught the game in North Carolina. He took up poker in 1977, and in 1985 he moved to Nevada to pursue the game full time. In 1989 he won the stud event and a bracelet at theWorld Series of Poker. He also placed fifth in the 2005 National Heads-Up Poker Championship and won the 2006 WSOP Tournament of Champions for $1 million.

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Padraig Parkinson Mike Sexton

Padraig interviews Mike Sexton at the WSOP

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Mike Sexton makes sick call against Matusow

Daniels reaction is just priceless :D

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Mike Sexton - Doubles Up Before The Break

Melissa interview Mike moments after he doubles up in the $10K Pot-Limit Holdem event. 2008 WSOP

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sextons 2008 aussie millions

Keiths hand, followed by the segment on the sexton family

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Mike Sexton Needs Baby Shoe Money

Mike Sexton and Kimberly Lansing from Day 3 of the WPT World Championship at the Bellagio.

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Irish Poker Championship Sexton v McFadden

Sexton v McFadden IPC

Live Poker Events, 3 years ago

Scott Blumstein Takes the WSOP Main Event title!

Scott Blumstein won the Main Event bracelet, $8,150,000 and a place in poker history!

WPT Honors Awards For Mike Sexton And Bruno Fitoussi

Poker legends Mike Sexton and Bruno Fitoussi will be honored by the World Poker Tour (WPT) at ‘an intimate dinner ceremony alongside friends and family in Las Vegas.

PartyPoker Ambassador Boris Becker Declared Bankrupt

Former Wimbledon tennis champion–turned commentator and poker ambassador for PartyPoker – Boris Becker, has been declared bankrupt by a court in London.

Live Poker Events, 3 years ago

WSOP Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (LIve Updates)

Put on your leather chaps and polish your stirrups, its HORSE time at the WSOP. The $10k HORSE event is the most prestigious of the limit games on the schedule.

Marcel Luske Becomes Party Poker's Latest Ambassador

Netherlands best-ever player signs up as an ambassador to the site, joining a team of pros which includes Sam Trickett, Jackie Glazier, Boris Becker and Carl Froch.

Live Poker Events, 3 years ago

Dan Bilzerian Shows Up at WSOP

Dan Bilzerian rolled into the WSOP looking to play high-stakes No-Limit Hold’em in the brand-new King’s Casino cash game section at the Rio.

Mike Sexton Leaves WPT To Become Party Poker Chairman

Mike Sexton announced that he would be leaving his iconic role as WPT commentator for the past 15 years to become the Chairman of Party Poker.

Live Poker Events, 3 years ago

What We Think About This Year’s Bay101 Shooting Stars

Looking at the line-up - there’s a definite hint of the A-List and the Z-list about a large chunk of the participants!

Mike Sexton Loses $500Million In Party Poker Deal

What seemed like a shrewd move at the time turned out to be not so in hindsight. The Poker Hall of Famer estimates that he lost $500 million by selling his stock early.

Protection Poker – it’s got GAME

Entertainment maestros G.A.M.E. coming up with Protection Poker – a new form of Texas Hold’em which aims to reduce variance and, hopefully, the tilt that comes with being sucked out on.