Baltic poker championship starts tomorrow in Tallinn

Posted on 09.05.2006

The Estonian games of the Baltic Open Championship 2006 start in Reval Park Hotel&Casino on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. The prize fund of the 5 day tournament extends to 3 million Estonian kroons.
In addition to Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian players there are poker fans registered for this internationally acknowledged tournament from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland and even Australia. In all there will be four tournaments held in Tallinn with the maximum number of 120 participants each.

According to the marketing manager of Olympic Casino Helen Tarmas the championship will take place in Reval Park Hotel&Casino from Wednesday to Sunday. "This is the fourth year for the tournament to take place and with each year its international acclaim and the prize sums have increased," said Tarmas.

This year participation fees range from 100 EUR to 1.000 EUR and the tournament No Limit Texas Hold'em with the greatest participation fees and prizes is to be held on Friday and Saturday. This year the main tournament is to be held on two days for the first time and all along nearly 2 million Estonian kroons will be distributed.

"Baltic Open Championship 2006" is hosted by the Olympic Casino Poker Club. The club was founded in March 2003 and it is staging poker tournaments in all three Baltic states. Twice each year they are staging the top events of the sport: poker championship and the Anniversary Tour celebrating the birthday of Olympic Casino. Poker can be played in the Reval Park Hotel&Casino in Tallinn, in the Olympic Casino of the hotel Radisson SAS Daugava in Riga and the Olympic Casino located in the Reval Hotel Lietuvas in Vilnius.

Olympic Entertainment Group is the largest organiser of gambling games in the Baltic states, owning at present 19 casinos in Estonia, 40 in Latvia, 8 in Lithuania and 6 in the Ukraine. There are more than 500 people working in Olympic Casino Eesti AS. In 2005 Olympic Casino Eesti paid 52 million kroons in gambling taxes.

The company’s job management complies with the requirements of the international quality management standard ISO 9001. Olympic Casino is a full member of the European Casino Association (ECA) and a major sponsor of the Estonian Olympic Committee (EOK).

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