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European Poker Tour
Posted at 07/09/2008 11 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
The European Poker Tour is a series of Poker championships in the European circuit that attract players by the thousands. These are broadcast throughout Europe and are watched by millions of viewers. The increasing popularity of the European Poker Tour has attracted many sponsors some of whom have invested large sums of money in the European Poker Tour. If you are a gambler looking for high stakes action spread out over a period of many months, then you should head to Europe for the European Poker Tour. Some of the European Poker Tour tournaments take place in some of the most beautiful and historic cities across Europe. The season starts in Spain in August with a kick off event in Barcelona and then moves on to France and the rest of the European countries for the European Poker Tour.

There is a fixed buy-in and a variable buy-in for the European Poker Tour tournaments. The fixed buy-in is in the range of 8,000 Euros and the Monte Carlo buy-in is in the range of 10,000 Euros for the grand final. Thus the prize money at stake is substantial as well and it is shared among all the winners at the final table. In case you are wondering what kind of Poker is played it should be pretty obvious from the fact that PokerStars is the major sponsor and hence Texas Hold ‘em poker is played at the European Poker Tour tournaments. The PokerStars is a union of casinos that have the rights to host the European Poker Tour across Europe.

One of the rules of the European Poker Stars tour is that you cannot access your Poker Stars account and hence have to get cash to cover your own needs. Since all the European Poker Tour tournaments are telecast over the television you need to ensure that your clothing does not have the logos of sponsors other than the ones that are associated with the European Poker Stars tournament. In case you cannot afford the main buy-ins you can participate through the satellite tournaments that occur over a period of time and this are relatively inexpensive to take part in. There are several non-disclosure agreements that you should sign as part of the participation rules in the European Poker Tour tournaments. This is to ensure that you have a better grip on the rules and hence do not deviate from the norm as far as possible.

The European Poker Tour was started in 2004 and became popular with all the players and the spectators alike. Due to the innovativeness of the game and the fact that the Tour events do not require a great level of technical details make the event a draw. One of the other things is that the final table is made of 8 players as opposed to 6 players in the other versions of the game. This lends itself to greater participation and more number of players eligible to receive the eventual prize money. In case you are wondering what to do in your vacation across Europe this summer, look no more than to the nearest European Poker Tour tournament and championship and ensure that you get the same with your vacation package. There is no better way to spend your vacation than participating in a European Poker Tour championship. All in all, the tour is designed to give you maximum pleasure and a good gambling experience. Finally, whether you are in it for the money or the fame, participation in European Poker Tour championships guarantee making a name for yourself and learning some poker tips first hand.

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