Olympic Casino is hosting international tournaments
Posted on 12.04.2006At the end of March, Olympic Casino hosted the Internet casino environment William Hill, in the nearest future such known names as Nordic Bet, Ladbrokes, etc. are to come.
On 24-26 March 2006, Olympic Casino Poker Club helped organise the international poker tournament William Hill Baltic Open. The tournament in Reval Park Hotel&Casino was attended by over 60 players from eight countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, England, Sweden, Norway, and Austria.
The size of the prize fund at the main tournament Texas Hold`em was 159,000 € or nearly 2.5 million Estonian kroons – 134,000 € came from the entry fees and 25,000 € from William Hill as the main sponsor of the event. It was the international tournament with the biggest prize fund ever in the history of Olympic Casino.
The tournament was attended also by three internationally known poker players: Xuyen Pham and Steve Vladar from England and Ken Lennaard from Sweden, whereas the latter achieved the first place at the main tournament. The other places were distributed as follows:
1. Ken Lennaard SWE 51,421 €
2. Jens Ogsäter SWE 31,164 €
3. Aleksander Vathne NOR 21,815 €
4. Matt Tyler UK 14,024 €
5. Thomas Henriksson SWE 10,907 €
6. Fredrik Samuelsson SWE 9,349 €
7. Niklas Mets SWE 7,791 €
8. Jimmy Bohman SWE 6,233 €
9. Anders Henriksson SWE 4,675 €
In total three tournaments were held during three days, and the prize fund amounted 3 million kroons. The feedback received from the representatives of William Hill about the organisation of the tournament was thoroughly positive and therefore similar major tournaments will be organised in Olympic Casino in the future as well.