The roulette bonuses are likely to be the biggest ever this year. Apart from the fact that it is one of the most player-friendly competitions in the European programme – played with two hour time bands and the same blind structure as the World Series of Poker – it also has three other major factors in its favour this year.First is that it is part of the televised European Poker Tour. Second is that the EPT is being sponsored by giant website play online slots at much games which will be sending players who might otherwise not make it to Vienna. And last but not least it is the last chance to qualify for the grand final of the EPT mobile casino which will take place in Monte Carlo a week later.

And for those who do not win an entry for Monte Carlo in the trial there is a special €200 satellite on the final Sunday (13th). Since it began in 1997 the event has grown steadily but never achieved the size of field which it deserves. Irishman Peter Roche’s victory last year was from an entry of 109.

This year though an influx of new faces is expected for the €2,000 no limit hold’em competition. A field of between 150 and 200 could take their seats for the three days of action from March 10th to 12th. The prize pool at this level would be between €300,000 and €400,000. A full programme of support tournaments starts on March 1st.

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