Jack Benny Binion, the son of casino titan Benny Binion, is a hugely respected name amongst the world's elite poker players, both past and present, as well as Las Vegas' biggest high rollers. Binion was the first ever host of the World Series of Poker and has left a legacy in the game that is rivalled by few.
Poker & Pop Culture: Jack Binion Sorts Fact From Fiction Regarding Moss-Dandolos Match
Did You Know?
- Jack Binion was inducted to the American Gaming Associations's Gaming Hall of Fame in 2004, a year before he was joined the list of names in the Poker Hall of Fame.
- Binion was the founder of the World Poker Open, a feeder to the WSOP, which ran from 2003 - 2008.
- In 1963 and at just the age of 26, Binion became president of Binion's Horseshoe.