6/18/10 – The World Poker Tour, which was acquired last year by Party Gaming for $12.3 million has appointed top tournament director, Matt Savage, as executive tour director.
 
“Matt is one of the world’s foremost experts on poker tournaments,” Steve Heller, World Poker Tour CEO said. “His expertise and relationships in the poker community will greatly enhance our upcoming ninth season.”
 
Savage has appeared on more than 300 televised poker shows, founded the Tournament Directors Association, and directed some of the most successful tournaments.
 
“I am excited about this opportunity to work with WPT as their Executive Tour Director,” Savage said. “WPT is one of the most respected and recognizable brands in poker, and I am happy to be a part of its efforts to improve tournament poker for players, fans and casinos.”