Henry Orenstein is set to be honoured at the forthcoming World Series of Poker main event final table and while many would be scratching their heads wondering what he has done, he is the inventor of the now famous card cam which is a vital element of TV poker throughout the world.
As we all know TV poker has become something of an unexpected hit on the worldwide stage and events such as WSOP 2008 are set to bring in yet more new viewers to the game. The card cam allows viewers at home to see what cards each player has, calculate the risks they are taking and predict who has a stronger hand. Thankfully precautions have been taken to ensure that no player at the table can receive any sort of information provided by the card cam which would effectively void any game.
This years WSOP event will also see Duane "Dewey” Tomko honoured for his unbelievable 35 year participation record in the Texas Hold ‘em main event. This 35 year association with WSOP has netted “Dewey” over $2.5 million in winnings.