Harrah’s and the World Series of Poker announced this morning that Mike Sexton will be the one and only person inducted into this year’s Poker Hall of Fame. Sexton will become the 38th member of the Poker Hall of Fame and will be inducted this November.
Sexton’s poker career spans almost thirty years and he has earned more than $3.7 million in career poker winnings. Sexton is one of the most recognizable figures in poker and is known by many as the Ambassador of Poker.
Sexton is the main figure for the televised events for the World Poker Tour and he also serves as a consultant and host of Party Poker, the online poker room. Sexton also has his hand in charity work. He has formed the PokerGives organization which provides the poker community a way to give back to charitable causes. Sexton also donated half of this 2006 WSOP Tournament of Champions prize, which amounted to $500,000 to several charities.
Sexton will be inducted officially into the Poker Hall of Fame on November 7th. The Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will be the site of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table and Sexton will be inducted during a break in the competition.
Poker pros have been sending their congratulations to Mike Sexton and some have taken to their Twitter pages to comment. Annie Duke tweeted: “Congratulations on the HALL OF FAME Induction Mr. Sexton!” and Joe Sebok tweeted: “congrats Mike Sexton…going into the poker hall of fame. Well deserved, sir…”.