This is a discussion on PokerStars is looking forward to 2020 within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; PokerStars has confirmed 21 tournament stops for 2020 as live events go from strength to strength.
Do you think you could aim to play one
It will be interesting to see what pans out with this...sort of.
They have been decreasing the EPT events in recent years which confounded and frustrated many people. It had been obvious for a few years that attendance at live events was healthy and growing virtually everywhere around the world. I think, once again, a certain blind spot regarding direction in their operations. In short they were heading in the wrong direction.
To underline the point, I have already watched about 50 hours of EPT Prague 2019 this week but things still seem a little hazy about which venues are confirmed regarding Europe for next year. So far, Sochi will be first in March (almost exclusively for Russians) then we have Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Madrid and Prague. Essentially that's 4 European stops.
Meanwhile the likes of Unibet or Party Poker are staging events in cities such as London and Paris (amongst other locations).
As I said, its a bit frustrating because I think many would really like to see as many as eight EPT tournaments on a calender year as you cannot fault the way the tournaments are presented. This year the viewing count on You Tube alone has been up to 100,000 for the Prague main event... and more and more people would like to engage with the live experience if feasible.
As for underlining their schedule for Brazil and the Philippines..they are already well established but very local and they do not draw many international eyes, even when streamed (or not in some cases) let alone international players. I have no bias on my part but it just makes way more sense to me for any large operator to concentrate on one or two markets which for better or worse are North America or Europe.
No PokerStars here in the USA and it looks like they're not making an effort to have a major live presence here. I used to get bothered by this, but ACR had become so much better than it used to be and we don't really need PokerStars anymore.
I tryied many platforms online and PokerStars.. i actually dont know what to say yet. The competion its huge, lots of people are playing on theyr servers but.. im not quite happy about how the program work with the cards. To many card, indentical card, are givven to players as me in a tournament i got ome hand over another 2-4 same colors as the one before and many more.. anyway i will keep playing just for getting better in poker online.
Good luck to all )
Hi, I´ve never played a live event before, but ,of course I ´d like to..My bankroll don´t let play even the BSOP which is played in my continent.It would be nice that former PokerStars LAPT(Latin American Poker Tour )be back again when Lima was part of its tour..Unfortunately time changed.