Many cogs go into the making of the poker machine, but one of the most vital is the role of the Tournament Director.
Despite the fact that the game generates millions in prize money every year, there is still no unified governing body and one set of rules.
Instead, it is left for the tournament operators to create personalised structures, and, in order to do so, they employ their own tournament director.
The tournament director is the person responsible for listening to feedback from the players and the company he represents, in order to create a schedule that appeases all parties.
The players need to happy, the tournament organisers, such as those at Betfair Poker, need to happy and sometimes so do the television moguls.
It’s a tough job. The tournament scene is saturated to the point that barely a week goes by without a tournament being held in some part of the world. Traveling may seem luxurious but when it takes you away from your family for such long stretches of time it can take its toll.
If you are a dealer that loves your job then a tournament director’s position is something you should inspire to achieve. It gives you the power to make a lasting impression on the industry by creating structures that go down in history.
You also get to meet so many people and if sorting out disputes is your thing, then you couldn’t be in a better spot, as the tournament director always has the last word.