NOTE — I have two other very nice chips, same mold but different denominations featuring Mike A. Caro (born May 16, 1944) is an American professional poker player, pioneer poker theorist, author of numerous poker books, and casino executive, who had a major role Planet Poker Internet Cardrooms (his picture is on all three chips)
Mold: Slogan On Rim: “Poker
Gateway To The World” and website: www.planetpoker.com
Submitted by: A.J. Giametta
Location: Las Vegas, NV
According to LINKED IN website, Roy Cooke, Planet Poker Cardroom Manager, served in that position Jun 1999 – Jul 2006 — being the world’s first Internet poker room to play for real money. He Combined his computer education with his knowledge of poker, Roy participated in the day-to-day management, solved issues, directed personnel and drafted policies for integrity monitoring of the website. he also advised in the software development of an Internet gaming program and all the back end requirements for the sister company AceKicker.com
In September 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in the U.S. changed the legal landscape for the internet industry and sites like Planet Poker Internet Cardrooms. By the time the act was passed, Planet Poker had registered over three quarters of a million customers. In response to the UIGEA, however, Planet Poker suspended real money operations in March 2007. Planet Poker previously operated as a free play (subscription based) poker site through 2007-2017 and ceased operations in 2017.
Roy played poker professionally, initially traveling the country’s cardrooms, but then moved to Las Vegas in