We love the cruise life, the game of poker and even more we love the experiences we have with each of you. We have worked very hard to not only provide a top notch playing experience but we have brought in the best dealers and staff imaginable. The Ship IT Poker Cruises staff is dedicated to ensuring that you have the best playing experience possible as well as making friends and memories that will last a life time.
Zack Lawmaster has spent the past 16 years in the poker business. He started his poker career as a dealer in Tulsa, OK, at the Cherokee Casino. In 2010, he became a floor supervisor for the WSOP, and has worked both the circuit and Main Events in Las Vegas ever since. He has been the tournament director for two different events in St. Maarten.
He also was given the opportunity to direct tournaments for the Norgesmesterskapet in Dublin, Ireland for three years. For someone who is a born and raised Okie, Zack has spent an incredible amount of time traveling the world and cruising every major ocean. He has held numerous positions over the past 10 years with a well known poker cruising company, including tournament director and shift manager. The great people he has met over the course of his cruise experiences, coupled with countless amazing adventures along the way, has made poker cruising Zack’s chief passion in life. Zack is truly at home on the seas, and eagerly anticipates this new opportunity to share the future with his extended cruise family, both old and new.
Mary Gregorich has worked in the poker industry for nearly 3 decades, in casinos, on cruise ships, and on television.
Mary originally hails from Vassar, Michigan. She received a BS in Education from Central Michigan University. While enrolled in CMU grad school, Mary began dealing poker in Mt. Pleasant, MI at what is now the Soaring Eagle Casino. After moving to Las Vegas in 1992, she broke in dealing poker at the Silver City Casino for one year before moving to the Mirage Poker Room in 1993. During the height of the televised poker era in the mid-2000s, Mary had the honor of dealing several televised poker shows: the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament, Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the Pro-Am Poker Equalizer and the Doubles Poker Championship. She also had the pleasure of working for, learning from, and traveling with both Ante Up Poker Cruises and Card Player Cruises. With more than 70 cruises under her belt over the last 24 years, Mary has handled every conceivable poker room job: dealer, brush, cashier, floor person, tournament director, shift boss, and poker room manager.
During the summer Mary works for Poker Productions/ESPN at the SHRB and WSOP. Mary resides in Las Vegas with her husband and 3 kids. She loves family, friends, and traveling.