After working in the industry for almost eight years, Anton joined Isle in March 2011 to open the poker room at Black Hawk Isle. But before he began working as a Poker Room Supervisor, Anton explains, “I actually knew very little about poker. I was introduced to tournament poker, like a lot of people my age, by watching the World Series of Poker tournament on television. That peeked my interest, and I began to play with friends in small home games. It wasn’t until I became a poker supervisor that I really began to understand the little nuances of the games.”
The Excitement of the Table
When it comes to managing his favorite game, Anton says, “I think the best kind of poker to manage, is not necessarily the game type, it is the players that keep me interested in the game. I really enjoy it when my players are having a good time, laughing and creating big action. Those are really the exiting games to be around and enjoy.”
However, when Anton is the one on the other side of the table he explains, “My favorite game to play has become Omaha. We have had a tournament in our room for a little over a year now. It’s a very complex game to grasp, and I think that’s why I enjoy it so much.”
Advice for Beginners
- Know your limits.
- Don’t get frustrated. A player that is frustrated is an easy target.
- Be prepared for the game to change at any moment.
Questions about poker? Ask Anton in the comments below.