World Poker Tour Ever PopularPublished October 31, 2004 by OCR Editor
The rise in online casino popularity has brought a lot of new focus to some old and classic games. You can find all the most well known games on line including blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat and of course poker.
The European Poker Tour was started as an answer to the unbelievably popular World Poker Tour in the USA. The World Poker Tour in the USA proved that there is an enormous audience on television that is enamored with professionally produced programs that focus on the drama, tension and excitement of the existing poker circuit and tournaments.
The USA Tour was such a success that the European counterpart was inevitable. Seven hour and a half long programs will be produced, focusing on existing tournaments across Europe while leading up to a Grand Final Event in the brilliant surroundings of the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco. The final event will include ten top finalists and runners up selected from the six EPT preliminary events who will also compete along side the finalists for the title of EPT Series 1 Grand Champion.
The European tour has been planned for 2005. The tour will sweep through the major cities of Europe including London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Dublin.
John Duthie of the PokerStars European Poker Tour had this to say, All across Europe, from land based casinos to their online counterparts, interest in poker is booming. It's only natural to provide a circuit for the serious European poker player. He added, Finally, Europe will host a premier poker tour.
The final event will take place in Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco and is expected to draw a lot of media attention and hype. Prize money is estimated to exceed more than 2 Million euros for the final event alone. The final winner of the poker tour is estimated to take home over 1 Million euros.