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UK Poker Veteran Slams WSOP

Aug 24, 2009
Author: Sadonna Price

Paul Jackson a veteran in the United Kingdom poker circuit was quoted recently in an article by Poker Player magazine as stating that the World Series of Poker is only accessible to sponsored poker players as they are the only ones who can afford the large tournaments. He also claimed that the WSOP is losing its appeal to the average poker player.

Jackson was quoted in the magazine stating the WSOP is in danger of becoming “Too big for its own good” because many of the amateur card players cannot afford the large buy-ins. Jackson went on to say that players without large bankrolls or sponsorship deals with major poker rooms are unable to compete.

He commented: “There’s a huge danger of it becoming a jolly club for the sponsored players and that’s really not what the WSOP is meant to be about. IT just doesn’t seem fair that a lot of good players wouldn’t have a crack at being the world champion simply because of the buy-in.”

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