re: Poker & What is the allure of these big tourny series?
Originally Posted by LeanAndMean
Merge runs these Poker Maximus series at least three times a year. Now Bovada is running a Black Diamond series. Will someone who plays in these please tell me why you do? The hype is hundreds of thousands in guaranteed games. The reality is there is never any overlay. Every games far exceeds its guarantee. Yet players keep registering long after it is met. They get several hundred players. Why are these so much more popular than the weekly big entry games on the sites?
Fish in general, are attracted to the "big score"
These MTT series bring influxes of fishy money into the poker economy. Remember after they win this money, they recirculate a good bit in cash games. Spew it in casinos
or sportsbooks etc.