Jack McClelland Tours Bellagio with Planet Poker Tour.
On Thursday, the World Series of Poker announced that Daniel Negreanu will become the first 40-year old since the legendary Chip Reese to be enshrined in the Poker Hall of Fame. Joining him will be 63-year old and recently retired Bellagio poker room director Jack McClelland. Full story here. The duo become the 47th and 48th members of the Hall, joining iconic figures such as Doyle Brunson.
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Daniel Negreanu and renowned poker competition director Jack McClelland would be the newest users of this Poker Hall of Fame. The pair have become the 47th and 48th poker people to get the prestigious nomination, and will be inducted at a ceremony on November 9th at Binion’s Horseshoe, the first home of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), prior to the final outcome with this 12 months’s Main.
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The Poker Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of professional poker in the United States.Founded in Las Vegas, it was created in 1979 by Benny Binion, the owner of the Horseshoe Casino, to preserve the names and legacies of the world's greatest poker players and to serve as a tourist attraction to his casino. Binion was known for the creative ways in which he marketed his casino.
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 02: Poker personality Jack McClelland (C), his wife Elizabeth McClelland (R) and their daughter Eva McEntire (L) arrive at the Tao nightclub at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino for a cocktail party before the grand opening of the Venetian's new 11,000-square-foot poker room April 2, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After tabulation of the votes from the living members of the organization and a select list of poker journalists, poker professional Daniel Negreanu and longtime poker fixture Jack McClelland are the two men who will comprise the class for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame. Negreanu and McClelland.