PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino, the later being co-sponsor of the EPT Grand Final, are giving fans and players a great time with the main even in full swing. There is lot of action and anticipation about the grand event as well about the new mobile product launched by PokerStars.
There are excess of 650 players who are participating in the main event and thus the competition level is intense. Although, the number is less as compared to the numbers at Madrid and Monaco, the level of competition has not been compromised.
Lots of reasons are being cited for this slump in number and the changing rules regarding taxes on money earned from such European poker events is one of the prime reasons. Italians have always shown an ardent zeal in this tournament and recently the Italian government passed a law whereby the citizens need to pay lot more tax for their poker wins that come from outside their nation. Further, there is an upcoming Italian poker tour which promises handsome money. Both these factors together cemented for most Italians opting to stay out of this tournament.
One cannot overrule the importance of other localized sites as well. There have been new sites that are good grounds for poker players to play and thus that also led to drop in net attendance at this main event. Thus, if you start to pinpoint the reason, you would find a lot of them. However, this could be a blessing in disguise for some of the top poker players because it gives them the chance to stage a win with lesser number of players on board. However, we would warn you not to be disillusioned that you can easily walk away with a win.
Remember, 650 is not a small number and so do not be complacent or negligent as it can prove to be costly. So, you might be sniffing a good chance of victory this time round in the main event of this prestigious tournament and so, give in you best effort because who knows you might just clinch it too.
Just keep an eye out for the different details of the main events that would unfold in the coming days.