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California Poker Players Conference Announced

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Every fall, Californians flock to the National Championship of Poker at Hollywood Park Casino, but this year players will find an added benefit. On October 20 and 21, Hollywood Park will be hosting the first annual California Poker Players Conference, featuring some great speakers who, according to the conference's theme, will help you "gain positive expectation."

Mike Caro will be the conference's keynote speaker and will be joined by such notables as Poker Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Enright. Susie Isaacs, Lou Krieger, Marsha Waggoner, Robert Turner, Stan Sludikoff, Charlie Shoten, Russell C. Fox, Tony Guerrera, and George "The Engineer" Epstein. Topics will cover everything from dealing with "maniacs, calling stations, and rocks" to the latest poker-related tax laws. According to Phyllis Caro, Director of Poker Operations at the Hollywood Park Casino, "attendees will gain more solid information about winning poker during this two-day conference than they could ever hope for."

Attendees will also get a chance to hear John A. Pappas, recently named the Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) discuss the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and its potential impact on all forms and venues for playing poker. And Jeffrey Pollack, Commissioner of the World Series of Poker, will be on hand to give attendees a preview of the event and changes planned for the 2008 World Series of Poker.

Advance registration (before October 5) is $180. Late registration or at the door is $200. For registration information visit

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