PartyPoker has announced the appointment of former chief executive officer and founder of the European Poker Tour as president of its new live global poker tour, PartyPoker Live.
Duthie started his career as a television director, subsequently founded the EPT and is an avid poker player who has earned around $3.2 million in live tournament winnings.
“I believe there is a gap in the market for an operator whose primary focus is poker and who will listen to, and work with, the poker community as this was something that was absolutely key to the growth and success of the EPT,” Duthie commented. “I still love the game just as much as the first time I saw my first flop and I believe this passion will help partypoker LIVE become the largest and most fun poker tour in the world. I plan to enjoy myself immensely working with and meeting old friends.”