Originally Posted by IIIII X X X IIIII
Actually the guy you responded to was somewhat correct. Casinos all over use tournaments as a way to increase player traffic. It's a way to get them in the door. Not a "scam" but just good business...
Mr. "Lots of numbers":
I agree with your comments but they don't apply to this situation. The WSOP is certainly NOT a scam to draw players into the casino. The daily donkaments absolutely are, but his comments were directed at the WSOP by his first statement of "televised tournaments" or whatever.
If you extend his reasoning, then all of casino poker is a scam to get gamblers into the casino as the house doesn't make nearly the same profit margin off of a poker room as the equivalent square footage of slots.