10-11 May 2018, Tokyo, Japan


Adam Pliska

CEO & President
World Poker Tour

A graduate of University of Southern California’s Film School and University of California Berkeley’s Law School, Boalt Hall, Adam has been with the World Poker Tour since 2003. As President and CEO, Adam oversees the entire WPT business portfolio, including but not limited to live events, online services, televised broadcasts, and WPT office personnel in Los Angeles, London and Beijing. He was named the American Poker Awards Industry Person of  the Year for 2014.

Adam served as the Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs and eventually General Counsel for a multi-media company headed by the world renowned futurist, Alvin Toffler, and financed by Carlos Slim Helu and the Telmex Corporation. In addition, Adam served as an associate at the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in Los Angeles, where he worked on various litigation and intellectual property matters. Before his legal career, Adam worked as a television producer in connection with noted industry veteran Al Burton, including work at Universal Television and Castle Rock Entertainment where he produced and developed numerous television properties. Adam contributed and worked on various programs
including The New Lassie, Baywatch, Out of the Blue, and shares an Emmy Award for his contributions for the Development of the television program Win Ben Stein's Money.

While at Boalt he worked as a research assistant to Professor John Yoo preparing amicus curia briefs for the California and U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, he interned at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Alex Kozinski and at the Governor's Office of Legal Affairs in the state of California for then Governor Pete Wilson. In addition to his position as CEO, Adam serves as Executive Producer of the World Poker Tour television show.