Cary Katz and His Contribution to the Global Poker Industry

By | November 3, 2021

Not just professional poker players can surprise the industry with their results. The amateur poker player Cary Katz is popular in narrow circles. He learned how to play poker from his grandmother, and nowadays his hobby has transformed into a profitable activity. Don’t miss the hottest poker news to stay tuned.

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Cary Steven Katz was born on January 29, 1970. Currently, he’s 51 years old, and during his lifetime he has become a successful businessman. He participated in a few worldwide poker tournaments. However, he hasn’t won any bracelets.

Poker player Cary Katz is an example of a fearless determination to turn a hobby into a profitable business.

His first degree in business administration was got from the University of Georgia, later this knowledge helped Cary to found the College Loan Corporation. The successful CEO experience of 15 years led the company to the seventh-largest student loan company in the US ($19 billion in loans).

In October 2015, Cary became a founder of the Poker Central website, which launched the subscription-based PokerGO streaming service. Katz also got famous in the industry for creating high roller tournaments like Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, and the US Poker Open.

Thanks to Cary Katz, poker players from all over the world have more platforms to participate in and develop themselves as professional players.

Poker star Cary Katz has also made a large contribution to the industry by creating the most popular option at the tournaments the big blind ante.

His poker enthusiasm has changed the worldwide poker industry and completed it with new tournaments, platforms, and options, which have been actively used by the players.

Top-5 winnings

Date

Event

Place

Winning

Sep 15, 2019

£252 500 No-Limit Hold’em (49 max)

1

$2 541 000

Aug 10, 2019

£250 000 No-Limit Hold’em Short Deck Private Event

4

$2 085 096

Oct 16, 2016

€1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Big One for One Drop Invitational

5

$1 919 750

Jul 29, 2018

HK$1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Short Deck Ante Only

2

$1 809 600

Jan 8, 2018

$100 000 No-Limit Hold’em

1

$1 492 340

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