If you’re like me, you may be seeing recent information popping up on the Internet about the World Poker Congress and how it plans to hold a convention in Budapest, Hungary. Or you could’ve also seen stuff about it in the past since this is the third annual meeting that the organization will be holding. And also if you’re like me, you may be wondering just what in the hell the World Poker Congress does!
Are they anything like the Congress of the United States? Do they have votes on different matters and hold a third of the executive powers within the poker community? Honestly, if someone would have told me the answer to both of these questions was a resounding “yes”, I wouldn’t have known the difference. This is why I set out to discover myself just what exactly the World Poker Congress was.
After doing some searching on various sites around the Internet, I discovered that the World Poker Congress claims to be an event that seeks to bring both the heads of online and live poker together so that they can grow in unison. Basically, what this means is that the WPC seeks to see how both online and live poker companies can use each other to make more money. Oh, and there’s some sweet marketing seminars on the side too.
In addition to the aspect of figuring out how to make more cash and recruit more poker players, the WPC also brings out big wigs such as WPT CEO Steve Lipscomb and (in the past) WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. I have also noticed that a few poker pros such as John Kalmar, Michelle Lau, and Marcel Luske will be speaking at the meeting too. But as far as I’m concerned, they won’t be speaking too much about playing poker since the convention doesn’t seem to have anything to do with that.