Saturday, March 6, 2010

Why you should only play poker in a casino

If only for big money tournaments....

SECURITY! One of the most under-appreciated features of casinos is their elaborate and highly effective security systems. You don't see those armies of security guards but they see you, and they're well paid to take care of any funny business. Evidently, the European Poker Tour ignored this fact when hosting a recent 1 million Euro first prize tournament and the tourney was ROBBED, mid-game. The tournament was being held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Berlin.

Yikes. I'd love to know what the fallout is going to be. I assume the tournament is canceled and all participants (even those knocked out) will get their buy-in back?

UPDATE: Video of the actual robbery has been released! Holy moly.

3 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

Sometimes we grumble about the rake, but that's just the cost of doing business.

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HighOnPoker said...

I heard the MA and two other tournaments got back to business only a few hours later. Nothing gets in the way of poker!