In what many tournament players will agree is the right decision, Casino Edmonton and Casino Yellowhead have announced that they will “no longer be allowing players multiple re-entries at any events with buy-ins of $200 or more”.
Players will be allowed only one re-entry in these events going forward. The decision was not one made lightly, but after considering all the repercussions; thought to be in the best interest of the playing community as a whole.
Senior Poker Manager Joanne Jost, who has been on hand with the entire tournament staff team for every major event explained;
“I feel that allowing unlimited re-entries by any single player in these tournaments is creating an adverse effect on the events and definitely has become a deciding factor for those players that either attend or whether or not they want to attend. Obviously casinos need to profit in order to continue hosting the events, but I believe by regaining a level playing field, more players will attend and ALL players will enjoy!”
The Edmonton ABS Casino group has always treated players well at their major events; trophies for winner to go with championship jewelry and a hearty meal have all been included at events in return for the administration fees collected. It’s clear they are also paying attention to what players attending are asking for and what the majority would like to see in this particular situation.
The announcement is one that should be widely respected, one most players can agree with and that hopefully will add some “balance” going forward. As a player, I applaud them on taking this position of putting quality ahead of profits on the priority list; popular opinion should reinforce that the Edmonton ABS group is making the best decision that can be made with this. Their stance shows some real integrity and a sincere devotion to hosting a top notch competition at their major event championships; the bottom line as it’s never an easy decision for a business to turn away money.
Those of you that are also satisfied can stop reading here. The remainder of this discussion is dedicated to, in my own opinions, looking at just why this approach makes the most sense and can be found here: