Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Paris WPT from Royal Vegas Poker

Royal Vegas Poker announced about their new offer. With them, players have the chance to win a seat to the ONLY European World Poker Tour event. The Grand Prix de Paris WPT is the premiere poker event in Europe and if any of the players that you refer win a seat, they will play with the world’s top poker players in Paris this summer!

Royal Vegas will be holding regular satellite events together with a final for the main prize to Paris. See below for more details:

Daily Online Satellites

When: Daily from 17th May 2004 to 19th June 2004

Times: 11 AM and 5PM EST

Fee Structure: $25+$3

Prize: 1 in 20 go through to the Final

Online Final

When: Sunday, June 20, 2004

Times: 9 AM EST

Fee Structure: $500+$50 or qualify through the satellites (see above)

Prize: 1 in 25 players will win a package to Paris

Main Event in Paris

When: July 17 – 20 2004

Venue: Aviation Club de France Paris, France

Detroit’s casinos may become the highest taxed in the U.S.

Michigan’s House of Representatives voted a bill on May 12 to double the amount of taxes levied on casinos. According to a report by the Detroit Free Press quoted by Casinocity” Michigan ‘s House of Representatives voted by a required three-quarters vote to double the amount of taxes the casinos pay to the state and city from 18 percent to 36 percent.

Roger Martin, a spokesman for Greektown Casino predicted that if the measure becomes law, no new permanent casino hotels will be built in Detroit.

“The new tax structure would make Detroit ‘s casinos the highest taxed in the country, when other taxes and fees they pay are taken into consideration,” Martin said.

Spokesman for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Howard Hughey, said the proposed tax increase is “a slap in the face to Detroit ” because it gives most of the increase to the state.

“The House also passed a resolution urging Congress to tax state Indian casinos 36 percent. Most Indian casinos in Michigan pay no state or federal tax now,” he said.

The measure must still pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm.