A gentleman, a consummate professional, and a star in his own right, Mike Sexton is one of the poker industry’s finest ambassadors. Many years prior to the success of the World Poker Tour, Sexton was talking about corporate America’s endorsement and sponsorship of poker tournaments to anyone who would listen. He was talking about bringing poker into mainstream America and making it a hobby to be enjoyed by everyone. The guy has always been way ahead of his time. He is an ideas man, a hard worker, and passionate about what he does. One need only listen to him announce on World Poker Tour telecasts to instantly know the guy loves his job — and I do mean love with a capital L. He explained: “I love the game of poker; I love watching poker, playing poker, and talking about poker.”
Producer Richard Steiner (Topdog, The Producers, The Secret Garden, Hairspray, Big River, Little Shop of Horrors, and so on) told Steve Lipscomb and Mike that he was astounded that Mike is so good, adding that Mike’s enthusiasm and joy come across extraordinarily well on screen. Steiner certainly knows about what he speaks. Not only does he know TV, he knows poker as well, having won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1992.
One Class Act
The amazing thing about Mike is that with-out any broadcast training whatsoever, he is a natural. His ability to discuss and explain poker in a way that anyone can understand is unrivaled. In …