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Strong Finnish at Betsson Live Estoril

by Jennifer Mason |  Published: Feb 01, 2010

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Only recently a regular stop on the European circuit, Portugal is quickly becoming a popular destination for online sites’ live events and large tour stops alike. Casino Vilamoura saw the Unibet Open head over this year, followed recently by the European Poker Tour, which while a comfortable, well-run venue in a lovely location, is still a turn and river behind Estoril. The largest casino in Europe, touted as the inspiration for regular visitor Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, Casino Estoril is an impressive venue, on a scale able to cope with substantial numbers of players. Multi-coloured fountains, an entrance hall floor so shiny players were in danger of tripping over the glowing red ceiling lights’ reflections, and a relaxed policy on dress and food-pricing greeted the arrivals, along with a welcome show of drumming on a stage which previously hosted Cirque du Soleil. The clashing Amsterdam Master Classics may have been ...


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