The World Poker Association, the Las Vegas-based advocacy group that pushes for the recognition of land based and online poker as a sport, has announced that its chairman, Wendeen Eolis has resigned from the board. Eolis has taken up a position to serve on the Presidential campaign of one of the candidates in the United States.
As a result of Eolis’ resignation, the entire board of directors also announced its resignation, although no reason was given in the WPA statement.
“We thank Wendeen for her valuable contributions,” said WPA foundeR, Jesse Jones. “Her resignation is warmly accepted and we wish her success in her new role. Discussions between outgoing board members and other key contacts within the poker community will now begin. Our primary goal is to invite additional talent to represent and advance the interests of poker players around the globe. We have a unique opportunity to form a strong board with a united vision, to promote poker as a sport by advocating professionalism and uniform rules and standards of conduct and help to create increased economic opportunities for players worldwide.”