16 April 2006


    There’s nothing like Paris in June. Isn’t that what they say? Well, even if it isn’t, EuroPoker is going to make it a reality for some lucky – and skillful – poker player.

    EuroPoker, which is part of the Swedish-based Ongame group, is currently in the latter stages of its “Easter Madness WPT Tournament,” a qualifying process which will award the eventual winner with, among other things, a seat at the Grand Prix de Paris – a World Poker Tour event scheduled for Paris starting on June 12.

    Depositing players are eligible to participate, and can either buy their way in or win their way in via one of the satellite tournaments offered.

    Here’s the way the Easter Madness Tournament works:

    Freeroll qualifiers are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, which of course require no buy-in. They can progress to the Stage 2 qualifiers, which are conducted on Wednesday and Saturday, calling for a $10+1 buy-in. These tournaments will be held all the way up until within a few days before the “Main Event,” which is to be held Sunday, April 23 ($50+4 buy-in).

    Entry to EuroPoker freeroll tournaments is restricted to players who are already registered with an account.

    The Easter Madness tournament champion will win the entry fee for the WPT Paris event, valued at 10,000 Euros (equivalent to $12,143 US), plus travel to Paris and hotel accommodations. As far as satellites into major poker events are concerned, this ranks high up on the list. But if you’re interested, please act soon; as mentioned, the final takes place Sunday, April 23, freerolls run through April 20 and Stage 2 qualifiers go until April 22.

    EuroPoker is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, with servers located in Canada.

    For information, visit the EuroPoker website.