Joe Hachem elected to the World Poker Association’s Board of Directors

by Lou on May 16, 2007

Joe Hachem, the popular Australian poker pro who won the 2004 World Series of Poker has been elected to the World Poker Association’s Board of Directors and will Chair the WPA’s Membership Committee. Hachem will be the organization’s face during a major membership drive to be held during the 2007 World Series of Poker.

“I’m both pleased and honored to be chosen to serve on the World Poker Association Board of Directors,” Hachem said today. “I strongly support the WPA’s efforts to promote ethics and integrity in poker, and am happy to take a leadership role in the organization.”

The World Poker Association announced last week that it plans a major membership drive during the 2007 World Series of Poker, and a highly visible booth just steps from the main entrance of the WSOP tournament area. “I want to help the World Poker Association grow its membership,” Hachem said, “and that means I will be manning the booth from time to time and so will many of my fellow professional players.”

Hachem added, “If you want autographs; if you want to talk poker with me and other top-notch professionals, come visit us at the World Poker Association booth. It will give you a chance to join the only organization that promotes professionalism in poker, and pick up some poker tips too.”

Each member of the WPA is pledged to uphold and support the highest standards of ethical conduct in tournament poker activities. All voting members have a voice in WPA policy by becoming active on WPA committees and they are encouraged to inquire about openings on committees such as: ethics and conduct, annual conference, international, dealer relations,rules, government relations, and charity.
Prospective members of the World Poker Association can join by registering online at, or by signing up at the WPA booth at the 2007 WSOP The cost is $50 annually to become a voting member, $25 annually to become a non-voting member, and $1,000 to become a founding member.

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