What does a Tournament Director do?

Ever wonder who makes all the decisions during a poker tournament? That's the job of the Tournament Director.

Hi, I’m Rachel, and I am a Tournament Director.  My job is to make sure that your tournament runs smoothly and that everyone has a great time.

I’m in charge of all the dealers, and I am your main point of contact during the event.  Before the game, I will explain all the rules, and when we’re ready to go, I get to say, shuffle up and deal.

I really like that part.

During the tournament, I will help move players when tables consolidate, keep track of any bounties or VIPs, and make sure everything stays on track and on time. If you have any questions, just let your dealer know you’d like to chat with the Tournament Director, and I’ll be right there.