This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Sean McCormack, the “Poker Strategist” (great title, Sean) from MGM Resorts! The interview starts with breaking news – this year’s RecPoker WSOP Meet Up Game will be at the MGM Grand on June 28th! More details to come about that soon. In the meantime, Sean talks about his start as a dealer, and goes on to share some stories and thoughts about his time in the industry. He shares details about how poker rooms measure success, the tension between corporate and personal interests in every casino and poker room, the value poker players bring to a casino, and the importance of feedback and the guest experience. He also talks about how to manage difficult situations like the current Real-Time-Assistance issue that some poker rooms in Las Vegas are trying to stay ahead of. Plus we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real time, and you can win too!
Sean is active on Twitter as https://twitter.com/ThePokerBoss
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|Welcome & Introduction
|Introduction to Sean MacCormack
|Sean shares his story and his role in the poker world
|A day in the life of a poker strategist at the MGM
|How is the success of a poker room measured?
|Feedback from players help staff grow the game
|Sean’s experience made him fit into his role at the MGM
|What are some of the hard parts of being in the poker industry?
|Sean talks about Twitter Space
|Sean: we’re in the digital age, if you don’t embrace it you’ll be left behind
|Sean on people having smartphones and RTAs during a game
|John: Home Game Result updates