Drunk, Shirtless Jack Effel Announces He’s This Year’s Only Nomination for Poker Hall of Fame

By Pete Carter
April 5, 2022
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Las Vegas, NV – Wow, quite the scene this morning in the city of sin! World Series of Poker Director Jack Effel announced to the Bally’s poker room that he has decided he is this year’s only nomination for the Poker Hall of Fame!

Eyewitnesses reported that Effel stumbled into the poker room around 8 am, walked over to the podium and made the announcement over the room’s PA system. He then jumped on top of the nearest 1-2 table, ripped off his shirt, and screamed, “I’m gonna live forever!”

Effel apparently then fell asleep on the table, while the players simply played around him.

Reaction from the poker world pours in

Several poker notables took to social media to express their feelings about the incident.

“Jack’s always been the consummate professional, so I seriously doubt the veracity of this story,” wrote Daniel Negreanu.

“I can’t believe this happened,” noted Doug Polk while lathering up in self-tanner.

“This behavior does not reflect all tournament directors, and let’s do a color-up no matter what level we’re in,” added Matt Savage.

“Wow, I’m absolutely devastated this story isn’t about me,” commented Phil Hellmuth.

The Poker Hall of Fame has only inducted one player each of the last two years. Although many are demanding more players be allowed in seeing as soon there will be a backlog of deserving players like Justin Bonomo, Phil Galfond, Tom Dwan, and Dmitri Nobles.

The World Series of Poker will kick off again at the end of May with probably like 500 bracelet events.

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