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Mike Sexton is the Pied Piper of the poker world. No single human being is more responsible for the phenomenal growth of poker than Mike, and the competition is not even close.

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 Mike Sexton Biography

Mike Sexton is best known as the host of the World Poker Tour – but he is so much more. An author, commentator, promoter and player, Sexton is widely regarded as the chief ambassador in the game today.

Before getting involved in poker, Sexton attended Ohio State University on a gymnastics scholarship and received a degree in Public Recreation. After graduating, he served in the Army as a paratrooper for three years before getting married in North Carolina and working jobs as a military recruiter and ballroom dance instructor. It was then Sexton began playing poker at home games and shortly after decided to quit his job and make the jump to play professionally in 1977.

By 1985, Mike Sexton was a polished pro and took his talent to Las Vegas. He etched his name in poker history four years later by winning a World Series of Poker bracelet in a 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo event for $104,400.

As of 2008, Mike Sexton has accumulated 44 cashes at the World Series of Poker, good for 10th most all-time. His most recent came in the 2008 $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em World Championship. Sexton took fourth place for $248,160 at a hard-hitting final table that included Andy Bloch, Kathy Liebert, Patrik Antonius, Amit Makhija and champion Nenad Medic.

Other significant scores in his career include wins in the 1996 Four Queens Poker Classic for $112,000, the 2000 Euro Finals of Poker for $169,657 and the 2006 Tournament of Champions at the World Series of Poker for $1,000,000. Mike Sexton outlasted Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson and Gus Hansen at the Tournament of Champions final table to earn his biggest payday to date.

Sexton’s success on the felt and his all-around pleasant nature have allowed him to pursue other ventures within the game. Steve Lipscomb created the World Poker Tour in 2002 and brought on Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Shana Hiatt to deliver coverage to poker enthusiasts on the Travel Channel. Despite a slow launch, the show is a key reason behind the enormous growth of poker in the last decade.

Around the same time the WPT was formed, Mike Sexton became the face of Party Poker. He was plastered all over television as the online site advertised on practically every poker show aired. It was this type of exposure that helped Sexton become one of the most recognizable faces in poker.

Sexton has also written articles for Cardplayer magazine and Gambling Times, and published a book, Shuffle Up and Deal, which offers poker instruction for novice players. In addition, Sexton contributed to Nolan Dalla’s One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey “The Kid” Ungar. Sexton was a long-time friend of Ungar, believed by many veteran players to be the best to ever play the game.

In what has become a tradition on the World Poker Tour, Mike Sexton toasts the winner of the tournament with champagne (formerly beer.) The poker world should toast Sexton for his long list of accomplishments, which will no doubt continue to grow in time.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mike Sexton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Sexton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Sexton for your next private or corporate function.
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Mike Sexton is the Pied Piper of the poker world. No single human being is more responsible for the phenomenal growth of poker than Mike, and the competition is not even close.

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Mike Sexton Biography

Mike Sexton is best known as the host of the World Poker Tour – but he is so much more. An author, commentator, promoter and player, Sexton is widely regarded as the chief ambassador in the game today.

Before getting involved in poker, Sexton attended Ohio State University on a gymnastics scholarship and received a degree in Public Recreation. After graduating, he served in the Army as a paratrooper for three years before getting married in North Carolina and working jobs as a military recruiter and ballroom dance instructor. It was then Sexton began playing poker at home games and shortly after decided to quit his job and make the jump to play professionally in 1977.

By 1985, Mike Sexton was a polished pro and took his talent to Las Vegas. He etched his name in poker history four years later by winning a World Series of Poker bracelet in a 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo event for $104,400.

As of 2008, Mike Sexton has accumulated 44 cashes at the World Series of Poker, good for 10th most all-time. His most recent came in the 2008 $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em World Championship. Sexton took fourth place for $248,160 at a hard-hitting final table that included Andy Bloch, Kathy Liebert, Patrik Antonius, Amit Makhija and champion Nenad Medic.

Other significant scores in his career include wins in the 1996 Four Queens Poker Classic for $112,000, the 2000 Euro Finals of Poker for $169,657 and the 2006 Tournament of Champions at the World Series of Poker for $1,000,000. Mike Sexton outlasted Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson and Gus Hansen at the Tournament of Champions final table to earn his biggest payday to date.

Sexton’s success on the felt and his all-around pleasant nature have allowed him to pursue other ventures within the game. Steve Lipscomb created the World Poker Tour in 2002 and brought on Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Shana Hiatt to deliver coverage to poker enthusiasts on the Travel Channel. Despite a slow launch, the show is a key reason behind the enormous growth of poker in the last decade.

Around the same time the WPT was formed, Mike Sexton became the face of Party Poker. He was plastered all over television as the online site advertised on practically every poker show aired. It was this type of exposure that helped Sexton become one of the most recognizable faces in poker.

Sexton has also written articles for Cardplayer magazine and Gambling Times, and published a book, Shuffle Up and Deal, which offers poker instruction for novice players. In addition, Sexton contributed to Nolan Dalla’s One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey “The Kid” Ungar. Sexton was a long-time friend of Ungar, believed by many veteran players to be the best to ever play the game.

In what has become a tradition on the World Poker Tour, Mike Sexton toasts the winner of the tournament with champagne (formerly beer.) The poker world should toast Sexton for his long list of accomplishments, which will no doubt continue to grow in time.

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  • How to book Mike Sexton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike Sexton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mike Sexton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike Sexton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mike Sexton?

    Booking fees for Mike Sexton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike Sexton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mike Sexton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Sexton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Sexton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike Sexton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike Sexton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mike Sexton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike Sexton for your event is available upon request. Mike Sexton generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gus Hansen, Vince Van Patten, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Howard Lederer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Sexton for an upcoming event.

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