Ladbrokes’ massive poker game

Ladbrokes are looking to push their Poker Million tournament to become the European equivalent of Las Vegas’s World Series of Poker with a £3 million investment.

John O’Reilly, managing director of Ladbrokes’s e-gaming division, said that the US ban on online gambling will hit events such as the World Series of Poker, since more than half of the players had qualified through the internet.

“The Act opens up a huge opportunity for an offline poker tournament in Europe to rival the World Series.” he said.

“Poker Million is already the biggest poker event in Europe and we believe that by investing in the tournament and changing the format, London may rival the World Series,” he added.

The winner of next year’s Poker Million tournament will pocket a cool $1.2 million from a total prize packet of $4.1 million.

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