PokerStars European Poker Tour ninth season. Barcelona 13 – 25 August

EPT 9 seasonThe ninth edition of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is stating off on August 13 until Saturday 25 and will take place at the beautiful Casino De Barcelona that is set in one of the finest spots in the city, the Port Olímpic in Barcelona, beneath the luxury of the Hotel Arts and the golden lights of the Fish, designed by architect Frank Owen Gehry.

Casino de Barcelona offers a wide variety of fine restaurants, ranging from top quality international food at Le Gourmand to the very latest in subtle Japanese cuisine, or from the Italian specialities of La Terrazza to the state-of-the-art fresh, modern cuisine of La Brasserie.

With regards to the tournament, this year PokerStars teamed up with the Estrella Poker Tour to produce a news season of high-profile and big-spending tournaments.

If you fancy a little poker junket, then you can fly to Barcelona in Spain and play in one of the 31 events running there. The main event has a buy-in of €5,000, while there is also a high roller event on August 22 that has a €10,000 buy-in.

Considering the beauty of the city, even if you bust out you can console yourself with the sights of Barcelona.

La year winner was the German Martin Schleich was able to overcome a record field of 811 players that created a price pool of €4 million euros, and the first price of €850,000.

Be advised that on June 5, 2012, online gaming operators who meet the 13/2011 gaming law requirements started operating on the regulated in Spain.

From that date, who wish to participate in gambling, activities will have to meet specific requirements for registration and participation. These games are regulated and supervised by the General Gaming Directorate that works for a fair and controlled environment for legal and reliable operators.

Before travelling you should check that the operator you are participating with is in possession of a licence issued by the General Gaming Directorate. The ‘Play Safe’ logo is one of the indicators you should look for.

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