Amid a brewing uprising from players participating in its Main Event over the prize pool, the owner of the Partouche Poker Tour announced this afternoon in Cannes, France that this year’s tournament would be the last of the organization.
According to the Winamax blog, PPT owner Patrick Partouche held a press conference at the Casino Palm Beach in Cannes where he announced the closure of the tour. “For forty years I have dedicated my life, my name, my family, to gaming, including poker, my passion,” Partouche said at the hastily called press conference. “And now I hear that what we do is not enough, is not honest. The Partouche Poker Tour bears my name, that of my family. I will not accept, my staff will not accept, that people can say ‘Partouche are thieves’, ‘Partouche are cheats’. As a result, this week you attended the last edition of the Partouche Poker Tour.”