WSOP Tournament Director Daily Resigns Two Weeks Before Events Begin
Las Vegas, Standard Newswire/ — DG Holdings, Ltd. (DGH) has announced that Robert Daily, former World Series of Poker Tournament and Events Director has agreed to become a member of the DG Holdings board, leading the company’s online gaming platform division.
DGH is a privately-held, international investment group with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and South East Asia. The DGH gaming division was formed more than four years ago to develop a state-of-the-art gaming platform that enables fully-integrated, on-line gaming operations.
Mr. Daily leaves Harrah’s after 11 years in various capacities. During his tenure, he served as the 2005 WSOP Event Manager and 2006 WSOP Tournament Director. Bob received the prestigious 2007 Chairman’s Award for his efforts.
„I have greatly enjoyed my years with Harrah’s, and especially the World Series of Poker,“ said Daily, who was again appointed as the upcoming 2007 WSOP Event Director before announcing his departure. „I have every confidence this year’s WSOP will run smoothly and efficiently and if I did not feel strongly that the tournament was ready, I would not have left at this time.
„After my resignation, DGH approached me to join their group as a board member to provide leadership to their online gaming platform – especially poker – and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I have made many great friends within the poker industry and I look forward to working with them in the future from a different perspective.“
„We’ve had our eye on the industry’s ‚Poker Czar‘ for some time. Bob is the perfect person to provide our board with the needed gaming insight and to lead our online gaming initiative into the future,“ said a company spokesperson. „With the launch of our first licensed poker site next month, we feel the timing of his appointment and this announcement could not be more perfect.“
Robert Daily is a passionate poker player with more than 30 years of experience in the gaming, casino, and poker industries. His wealth of knowledge and competent management ensured the 2006 WSOP was the biggest, most successful WSOP in history, and the richest sporting event ever.