CardPlayer Magazine Publisher Linda Johnson
Contributed By: A. J. Giametta
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According to Wikpedia, Linda Johnson is known as “The First Lady of Poker,” a phrase coined by Mike Sexton due to her lengthy association with the World Poker Tour (WPT).
She worked as the publisher of CardPlayer Magazine for eight years, before selling the company to Barry Shulman.
However, she still writes magazine articles for the magazine.
She also set up the Tournament Directors Association (TDA), which sets common rules for tournaments such as the WPT.
She continues to be involved with the TDA by serving on the Board of Directors.
Johnson, who lives in Las Vegas, was one of the founders of the World Poker Tour, and was the studio announcer for its first six seasons.
In addition, she is a partner in Card Player Cruises– The leading company to host poker tournaments aboard many U.S. Cruise ships.
She also played in the CCA’s Club Poker Tournament. where she was a star.