Mark Napolitano - CFO and Partner
I have been an avid poker player since 1975. It wasn't until the late 90's, when I happened to be in Las Vegas during the WSOP at Binions Horseshoe that I realized I wanted poker to be a big part of the rest of my life. Since then I have played the main event of the World Series 7 or 8 times and have cashed twice.
As far as tournament poker goes there is nothing like playing the main event of the World Series of Poker. When the opportunity presented itself for my Wife Tina (the best CEO I have ever worked for :) and I to acquire CardPlayer Cruises I felt like my dream had come true. I have always loved traveling so the opportunity to have a business that combines poker and travel sounded perfect to me.
Prior to Covid in 2020 we had built a very solid business and were excited about the future. Obviously Covid has taken its toll on the company but we are excited for cruising to resume so that we can continue on our journey. In many ways the future looks even brighter now than it did prior to Covid. The experience we provide our guests is second to none and we cannot wait to continue delivering lifelong memories to our guests, friends and family.