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World Series of Poker Maintains Top Spot on Power 25 announced today the release of Power 25, a complete list of the poker industry's biggest influencers, for May. Not surprisingly the World Series of Poker maintained its position as the #1 influencer in the industry today.

Vancouver, Canada, May 25, 2007 --( today released their list of the poker industry’s biggest influencers, Power 25, for the month of May. For the second consecutive month Harrah’s World Series of Poker maintained top spot on the list ranking the poker industry’s biggest influencers and most powerful entities and personalities.

In fact there was no movement in the top three positions when the list was released as the WSOP, the World Poker Tour and online poker operator all maintained their respective rankings. The first sign of any movement came from WSOP commissioner Jeffrey Pollack who moved up a single spot to #4. PokerRoyalty dropped a single spot to #5.

“The World Series of Poker is only days away and at no time will Jeffrey Pollack have a bigger influence on the game than during the six weeks of WSOP play,” said Lance Bradley, editor of “PokerRoyalty’s move down a single spot is based only on Pollack’s increasing influence and isn’t meant to be a reflection on PokerRoyalty in the least.”

Other groups who saw their ranking rise include Bluff Magazine, Daniel Negreanu and Poker Player Alliance Chairman Al D’Amato.

“Mr. D’Amato seems committed to keeping the issue of the legality of poker on the front burner of the American population. He’s showing real savvy in using both the internet and traditional media to get the PPA message out to the voting public and that has to be respected,” said Bradley.

The list of 25 is updated during the third week of each month and takes into account current events and the role each person or company plays in them. Industry insiders, including those who helped develop the original list in April 2007, are consulted for their input on the movement of each person or company.

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