Saturday August 20,2011 :  NEW CHIEF FOR POKER TOURNEY COMPANY
 
Former head of poker for Casinos Austria joins Global Poker Tours
 
Edgar Stuchly, a former head of poker at Casinos Austria, has been appointed president of Global Poker Tours Limited, the poker production company behind the PokerStars European Poker Tour.
 
Stuchly will act as an official spokesperson of the EPT, helping refine the vision for the tour, working to further improve the customer experience for the many thousands of players from around the world who participate in the events, and growing the brand across more countries in Europe, a statement from Global advises.
 
“The EPT is the richest and most prestigious poker tour in Europe, and I’m delighted to be joining a much-loved and well-run live tour,” said Stuchly. “The goal now is to take the EPT to another level, in terms of improving the experience for players and expanding the tour into burgeoning poker markets in Europe. It’s a big challenge but one that I’m relishing.”
 
During Stuchly's four-year tenure at Casinos Austria, he managed poker rooms at 12 casinos, founded the Casinos Austria Poker Tour, and managed the European Poker Championships.
 
“Edgar’s extensive live poker experience and vision for the EPT eased his appointment significantly. I’m sure that players, fans and anyone connected to the EPT will feel the benefits of his leadership over the coming months and years," EPT chairman John Duthie said.