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From New York City to Green Valley Ranch: An Interview with Kathy Raymond

by Rich Korbin |  Published: Nov 07, 2018


Kathy Raymond has run some of the biggest and most successful poker operations in the United States, one of the many reasons why she was inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame — Class of 2012. She’s managed mega-sized poker rooms at Foxwoods, the Venetian, and now Green Valley Ranch. Throughout her 25-year career, Raymond has been a true pioneer, not only blazing a trail for herself, but giving so many others an equal chance to also enjoy the opportunities she was granted. Raymond began working in poker in 1992 as a dealer, and then steadily rose up through the ranks on her way to the top. At various times, she was widely regarded as not just one of the most powerful women in the game, but also the most influential executives in the entire poker industry. Raymond is the person who is perhaps most responsible for the ...

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