American Poker Awards Announce Nominees

The event of the month for the American poker community is definitely going to be the American Poker Awards. Sponsored by PokerStars,the ceremony is to take place at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills on 23 February. The rewards are a token of recognition for the best American poker professionals in the industry during the past year. Here are some of the noteworthy nominees:

     §   Mike Sexton, 2015 Lifetime Achievement award winner and WPT Ambassador, nominated in three categories: Poker Moment of the Year, Tournament Performance of the Year and Media Content for his autobiographical book “Life is a Gamble”

     §   Jason Mercier, champion of the PokerStars Team, qualified as a WSOP Player of the Year

     §   Cate Hall, winner of the 2016 American GPI POY Women’s Ranking Leader award

This year’s edition of the event features a brand new title: Twitch Streamer of the Year. Nominees include Kevin Martin, Jaime Staples, Parker Talbot and Jason Somerville.

A panel of 70 poker experts have selected the finalists in each category. Their votes have been made public on the American Poker Awards website.

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