Tributes have been pouring in from the poker community after the sad news of Alan Meltzer’s passing at the weekend, aged 67.
The wealthy music executive was the founder of Wind-up Entertainment, Inc, the largest independently-owned record label in the world. He also had a passion for playing poker and was a regular at Las Vegas’ high-stakes cash games. Although less well known amongst the general public, Alan Meltzer was a known quantity at the nosebleed stakes in Vegas, where he would often organise cash games consisting of three wealthy amateurs and five pros. Consequently, whenever Alan Meltzer was in town, many top pros, such as Sammy Farha and David Williams, would drop everything and vie for a seat at his table.