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The Pokerfuse Podcast Special Edition 7: Interview with Luke Staudenmaier, Head of Poker at BetMGM

The Pokerfuse Podcast Special Edition 7: Interview with Luke Staudenmaier, Head of Poker at BetMGM

Nick and Mike are back to talk with BetMGM’s Head of Poker, Luke Staudenmaier. After hearing about how Luke got started in online poker and his path to Head of Poker at one of the biggest online poker operators in the US, the discussion turns to the recent launch of BetMGM in the newly regulated online poker market in Ontario , the success of the first live BetMGM Poker event in Las Vegas, and Luke shares his thoughts on the future of the online poker market in the US . Last verified: July 2022 Full Transcript

Mike Gentile : Hello and welcome, everybody, to the Pokerfuse Podcast . It’s July 2022. This is episode number 48. I’m your host, Mike Gentile, along with my co-host Nick Jones. Today, we welcome BetMGM’s Director of Poker, Luke Staudenmaier.

Mike : Today on the podcast, we talk with Luke about how he got started in online poker and his path to taking the reigns at one of the biggest online poker operators in the US.

Mike : We also ask Luke about the recent launch of BetMGM in the newly regulated online poker market in Ontario, the success of the first live BetMGM Poker event in Las Vegas , and we get his thoughts on the future of the online poker market in the US.

Mike : Welcome, Luke, to the podcast. It’s great to have you.

Luke Staudenmaier : Thank you very much. Good to meet you fellows.

Mike : Nice to meet you as well. To start off, what we thought we’d do is get a bit of your history, your backstory, your origin story, if you will. I can say that your online screen name, IWEARGOGGLES, is one that I recognize from when I was playing back in the day. Did you play shorthanded Sit and Gos, perhaps?

Luke : I have played everything from the start in around 2004, 2005 until I hung up the towel in 2014 or so.

Mike : Why don’t you give a little bit of your background as a player, and then maybe […]

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