When it comes to the poker industry as a whole, there are more people involved in making it a success than the stand out players who make the TV tables in events on the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker.
While theirs are the names most people associate with poker success, there are the businessmen and innovators who run the events and raise awareness across the board and the globe. Bluff Magazine is releasing their “The Poker Power 20”, a list of names that will shine the spotlight of recognition on the most influential names in poker for 2005.
The list does include Doyle Brunson as well as Phil Hellmuth, Chris Moneymaker and other poker players, but it does not stop there. World Poker Tour co founders Steve Lipscomb and Lyle Bermen are on the list as well as poker room PokerStars, the online poker room made famous for being the place Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer won their WSOP main event seats from.