Partouche Poker Tour Reinstates €5 Million Guarantee
About-Face By Patrick Partouche After Intial Denials Of €5 Million Guarantee
Players at the Partouche Poker Tour can feel vindicated today after a grassroots campaign, quickly adopted by the poker media, resulted in its parent company reinstating the original main event prize pool guarantee of €5 million.
Yesterday the chairman of the group, Patrick Partouche, denied the event ever had a guaranteed prize pool of €5 million, despite lots of evidence in advertising and promotional copy to the contrary.
He also announced the tour would be cancelled after the current event had run its course.
In a statement today the company said new information was presented to him after yesterday’s statement.
Partouche said, "I do acknowledge that there may have been some misunderstanding caused by the way this event was promoted in the media and the confusion that has since followed.
“I have therefore asked the Partouche group to bear the consequences and make up the difference by adding €736,880 to the prize pool.”
He also said he refused the resignation of Partouche Poker marketing director JJ Ichai adding, “I have never turned my back on my troops, even through the toughest of times when storms have raged around us… how true is the expression “anyone who doesn’t make mistakes isn’t trying hard enough” therefore even those at the very top are not immune to error from time to time.”
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