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Old 10-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 31-June 6, 2013, 1st guaranteed €1,000,000

http://www.ispt.com/

One of the best adverts I've seen, that must have cost a bunch to make. I doubt hiring Wembley for a week is cheap either, so they're certainly very ambitious.

BTW these guys are linked in some way to the potential FTP Tapie deal, it would make sense that they're looking for an online/live link.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

Cool commercial.

As for the idea itself, I'd give it a solid "WTF?"
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

The biggest poker tournament in the world

Wonder if Tapie's got the gaming licence for Wembley yet?

This should rival the WSOP in Vegas
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

Pause video @ 26secs. Pretty sure that's PokerStars on the monitors?
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #5
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

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http://www.ispt.com/

One of the best adverts I've seen, that must have cost a bunch to make. I doubt hiring Wembley for a week is cheap either, so they're certainly very ambitious.

BTW these guys are linked in some way to the potential FTP Tapie deal, it would make sense that they're looking for an online/live link.
Lol, ty for saying who found the info.

Bernard Tapie is one of the adminstrator of the company.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

How many people would pay to WATCH a poker tournament?

Maybe they can find enough players to fill the pitch, but I doubt they could fill the stands with spectators....
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

whats buyin?
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #8
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whats buyin?
$1m, plus you have to sell 10,000 tickets each.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:51 PM   #9
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

Wow GREAT advertisment. A+++
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:54 PM   #10
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

looks really cool.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #11
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

Finally some good news for poker.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:57 PM   #12
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

Any info on tournament schedules? Buy ins? Structures? If it's Legit? If they know the muffin man? Video was amazing but i can't find any other info on this thing.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:57 PM   #13
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

so........sick............
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #14
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

I realize its a stadium but the biggest tournament in the history of the world and its only the 10th-12th? Seems like not enough time
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:05 PM   #15
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

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http://www.ispt.com/
BTW these guys are linked in some way to the potential FTP Tapie deal, it would make sense that they're looking for an online/live link.
that explains the fact that the facebook symbol at the bottom says "j'aime"!

this seems ridiculous though, are viewing figures for poker tv shows in the UK even big enough to fill wembley stadium? they're not exactly prime time material, and that's when its free.

surely this is some sort of hoax, although to what end i don't know.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #16
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

the video gave me chillbumps
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #17
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

this a horrible idea and they will not fill all the seats. the only way this can be entertaining to the audience is if they can see the players hold cards in real time. and that of course is impossible cause that'll cause collusion/cheaters implanting rats in the stands. why even do this? this is a very realistic scenario
1) they only fill in 1/4 of the seats
2) tapie sees theres no money in poker for him and says **** the whole potential full tilt deal
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #18
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

Have they picked the PERFECT weekend for this with over 100,000 people guaranteed to be in and around the stadium?

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The English FA Cup FInal 2012 will be held on Saturday May 12 at Wembley Stadium, London. You can use this site to search for tickets to the final and group stage games, and find more information about the tournament.

FA chairman David Bernstein has confirmed the match will kick off at 5.15pm, rather than the traditional 3pm. This is to avoid a possible clash with Premiership matches.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #19
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

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Have they picked the PERFECT weekend for this with over 100,000 people guaranteed to be in and around the stadium?
Maybe its being played at Wembley Arena .
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:21 PM   #20
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

Don't like the marginilising of the FA Cup Final as it is started last year. Should have it's own day.

How is this going to work then? What group stage are they talking about?
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:22 PM   #21
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

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Maybe its being played at Wembley Arena .
Well it is supposed to be a stadium tour?
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:23 PM   #22
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

If you make it a free entrance for people + have good food + some entertainment (dunno how) it could work.. I guess? I think whatever entertainment they have would just bother the players.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:25 PM   #23
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

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$1m, plus you have to sell 10,000 tickets each.
you have to sell 10K tickets as well? for real??? That is going to blunt sales.

With the changing face of online poker it makes you wonder if any sites will have enough to send their pros.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:26 PM   #24
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

How can they have it the same day as the FA Cup Final this is just bizarre. Like they will have the final table on at half time, 10 second blind levels?
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #25
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Re: International Stadiums Poker Tour, Wembley May 10 - 12, $30 million guaranteed

you guys are misinterpreting the commercial. look at all the people standing at the table/yelling at each other/making out. this is going to be a hybrid poker/football/soccer, hopefully even to the death.
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