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The Tournament Directors’ Dilemma

by Roy Brindley |  Published: Jul 01, 2010

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With so much money now slushing around the poker world, the Poker Million, inaugurated in 2000, played in the Isle of Man, and won by European Poker Tour founder John Duthie, has doubtlessly lost some of its gloss down the years. At the turn of the decade a million was an outrageous sum in poker matched only by the main event of the World Series of Poker. These days there are scores of tournaments which can match and surpass the prize pool of the SKY Sports televised event. The Poker Million was a watershed in poker inspired by Barry Hearn whose Matchroom Sport maintain the mantle of producers. Matchroom now produces more than 100 hours of televised poker annually and recently announced it will be producing the World Poker Tour European events. The WPT is set to visit numerous venues around Europe during the 2010/11 season, with the first televised ...


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