Real Action at the EPT Berlin
Poker can be pretty boring from an outsidersÂ point of view, but that'sÂ not the caseÂ today!! Some real action occurred at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin when six men stormed the hotel and robbed the PokerStars EPT of over â¬800,000 (that's almost the amount guaranteed to first place)! You canÂ watch the what the robbery looked like from the tournament floor as the liveÂ coverage from PokerStars TV caught the action.
All poker media outlets have been reporting on it and my favorite so far is Pokernews turning CNN. TheyÂ posted a breaking news report of the robbery at the EPT Berlin, complete with dramatic pauses and a fancy scroller at the bottom of the screen. The video reveals absolutely no details about the robbery but is entertaining to watch. It also recommends that if you have any videos or pictures of the robbers to please forward them to Gloria Balding rather than the investigating authorities.
The incident in Berlin is under investigation and will no doubt bring up questions regarding security for future events. With all the money floating around these events I'm surprised this hasn't happened before. Hopefully things will be resolved and weÂ won't see another occurrence like this.Â For now everyone is safe and the people there have a good story to tell.