Broadcast poker player Mike Sexton dies at age 72

Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton, who introduced the game to large audiences as host of the televised World Poker Tour, died Sunday of complications from cancer. rice field. he is 72 years old. Inducted into the World Poker Hall of Fame in 2009, his Sexton surged his 73 times during the tournament, earning over $2.9 million and a bracelet. According to Hendon Mob Poker’s database, his tournament earnings are over $6.7 million. “Mike Sexton passed away peacefully this morning at his home surrounded by his family,” his longtime friend and Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson wrote on Twitter on Sunday. The family gave Johnson permission to speak and tweeted last week that Sexton was undergoing complex hospice care.Phil Hellmuth, a 15-time World Series of Poker winner, wrote on the USPoker.com blog that he and Sexton are 33 years old. They write that they have been friends for years and compete with each other. “Mike made a lasting impact on the world of poker,” he writes Hellmuth. “And without Mike Sexton, poker wouldn’t be as good as it is today. The world of poker is all thanks to Mike. Mike is the perfect guy and defends poker better than anyone. To the right.

Thanks for all the good comments and say goodbye to all his poker players around the world. Service details will follow shortly. For now, please think of my family with grief,” Johnson wrote.Sexton has become a gaming ambassador by broadcasting the World Poker Tour. The game became popular after Chris Moneymaker failed to win halo69 the 2003 World Series of Poker. He appeared on broadcasts of his tour of World He Poker until 2017.

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