Poker Tournaments – The Top Of A Booming Industry

It’s really interesting to see everything that goes into a big poker tournament – in addition to players, cards and chips, of course. It is also quite astonishing what is attached to such an event and also how much of it has already developed into niche professions and drives many other industries. Here is an incomplete overview.

Casino, Las Vegas, City, ArchitectureThere are now many established large poker tournaments and top poker events around the world that are held on a regular basis. The largest poker tournaments are carried out by independent companies, because the monetary and organizational effort behind such events is really enormous. A bird’s eye view roughly reveals the structure of a poker tournament. The organizer of the tournament is at the top – the organizing committee is the large control center that organizes everything and bears all responsibility. This includes many customer service employees in special call centers who steer everything in the right direction and support everyone involved. By the way, there have been special service companies for a while now that can be hired by anyone,

When casinos host poker tournaments, it is usually a similarly large effort. The poker room manager works right in the middle of it, organizing the tournaments and at the same time being the know-it-all for poker issues. Very often he trains the dealers and takes care of advertising and marketing. The tournament director and all referees (also known as floorman) report to him. Floormen are found both in casinos and at independent poker tournaments. Your job is also quite extensive: You ensure that everything runs smoothly on the floor, you fill the poker tables with players, you settle conflicts and you monitor and support the dealers at the tables. They also take care of fixing technical problems around the gaming tables and supply the tables with decks of cards. If there are multiple floormen,

Gambling, Casino Chips, Poker ChipsThe right number of dealers for a tournament then has to be organized, set up and planned. Usually they work in shifts at the tables and are in direct contact with the players and exposed to all of their emotions. Obviously the poker players belong to a poker tournamentin addition, which, depending on the type of tournament, must qualify to participate. The situation is different for participation in very exclusive poker rounds with buy-ins in the seven or eight-figure range. The rule here is that players, mostly well-heeled VIPs, celebrities or poker professionals are specially nominated and personally invited. Poker players all over the world today have a good chance to prove their skills in an online or live poker tournament. There are now countless poker tournaments that do not lack participants. The field of participants in the famous World Series of Poker, for example, is a little over 293,000 players and online poker tournaments often have tens of thousands of participants.

Poker Celebrities From Sports And Showbiz

Playing CardsProfessional poker players all over the world are leading the way and playing for big winnings and important titles. Celebrities from sports and entertainment want to get involved. Not only do you have enough money to gamble for your own pleasure – some also have the necessary skill and passion.The list of well-known celebrity poker players is impressive. Internationally known stars with very different personalities regularly play in private groups or in public poker tournaments. Some show real talent and luckily only a few show the unsightly sides of their personality.

There are a handful of celebrities in Germany who regularly take part in public poker games. Boris Becker is one of them. What made him such a successful tennis player gives him many advantages to also being a good poker player – his strong nerves. Becker has gone from being a tennis pro to a poker pro and has been featured very often in live poker tournaments since 2008. His poker career began in Monte Carlo at that time and he soon took part in the main event of the World Poker Tour, finished in a very good 40th place and won some nice prize money. He says of himself that he is a gambler by nature and that he sees poker as a sport. He already gambled with his supervisors during his tennis career. Becker trains online Close Up Shot of a Casino Roulettepoker for his public tournaments. “The more you train, the better you get too, ”he said in an interview. For this he even treats himself to a poker trainer and meanwhile he wins regularly and has earned a lot of respect in the poker scene. Its stakes and entry fees are borne by its sponsors. He played against Stefan Raab and even against his former wife Lilly Becker on TV Total PokerStars Night. In 2020 Becker received a contract as a brand ambassador for party poker. Previously, he was the first athlete to have a sponsorship deal with PokerStars.com.

Another successful German athlete who likes to play poker today is the former national player Super Mario – Mario Basler. In football, he was the man for big moments on free kicks and corners. His skills at the poker table are also impressive. In contrast to Boris Becker, Basler does not play professional poker, but rather for the fun of the game, which does not mean that he plays it without ambition. He sees the tension in poker as much as in professional football, he says of his game. In 2017 he played his way up to 789th place among more than 7,220 poker players in Las Vegas at the World Series of Poker. Since then he has also been an advertising medium for the online poker platform 888poker.