Norway will soon host its first ever poker event. The tournament will feature 5 regional events and one Main Event that will take place in Oslo. The project is sponsored by big names from the industry and is expected to be a huge success among Norwegian and international players alike.
Although this is the first official and legal gambling event on Norway's territory, the country has not seen a lack of such organized gambling events, with most happening at off-shore locations in places such as Riga in Latvia, Dublin in Ireland, and Nottingham in England.
Considering the fact that these events were completely packed on each occasion, for the past 13 years, the new event planned by Norway is expected to also attract high numbers of players from all over the world. In terms of local interest, more than 100 players entered into the tournament on the day registrations opened.
Seeing as the last Championship that took place in Dublin saw an attendance of 1,274, it is predicted that this new version on Norwegian soil will see over 2000 interested gamblers partake in the events.
"It's been a long time coming, and I'm incredibly excited to finally play a major poker tournament on home soil. No matter what sport you play, there's always something extra special about competing at home, and this is no exception," famous Norwegian poker player was quoted stating.
The main charity partner for the event is Blodkreftforeningen (The Leukemia Foundation) and 5% of all registration fees will towards leukemia and bone marrow cancer research.
The Championship will kick-off in Oslo on October 11 with the Østlands Championships and also end in Oslo with the Norwegian Championships scheduled to take place on November 18.