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by Brendan Murray |  Published: Nov 01, 2012

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When is a guarantee not a guarantee? When the Partouche Group use it as a marketing ploy to get people to their poker tournament and then renege on the deal. This barely believable scenario unfolded in the glare of the world’s poker media in September at the French casino group’s flagship main event in Cannes. The grand final of the season’s tour no less. The main event had been advertised all over the place as having a €5 million guaranteed prize pool. But when the final numbers were in and the prize pool fell over €700,000 short of the guarantee with no mention was made about topping it up, players started to get worried. They took to social media, they talked to journalists, they asked questions and they hurriedly grabbed screenshots from around the web where the guarantee was mentioned. Partouche said there was no guarantee. Indeed the company took ...


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