Next year the Irish Open poker tournament is promised to be much bigger and better. For that purpose the event will move to the Citywest Hotel. Having 1,314 rooms, bars, restaurants, health and leisure facilities and two golf courses, the hotel can accommodate 1,000 players. Besides, being located only 20 km from Dublin airport, the tournament will attract more and more players.
The poker tournament will start on March 19 and it will run all week. The champion “will be crowned on the 24th Main event after playing a No Limit Hold’em Freezeout game for a 4,200 euro buy-in plus 300 euro entry fee”. The prize pool for the 2008 Main Event is guaranteed to be 3 million euros.