Press release from PokerStars:An armed robbery by six men took place today at EPT Berlin. Nobody was seriously injured. We hope to re-start all events at 4pm local time. A police investigation is under way. If you have video footage or photographs that could help the police, please contact the EPT organizers as soon as possible.According to German media, the robbers managed to get away with at lea[...] Read more » Breaking News: Armed Robbery at EPT Berlin (Video & Pictures)
Did they ever catch the group that did a heist in Monaco recently? If not, I'd say the odds are pretty good that they are related. I guess event organiser's are going to have to rewiew their security and beef up measures.
Joined: Oct '08
Age: 46 (M)
crazy i just seen it on the news. you mean in malta, psycokiller ? or was there another rob in monaco? im also curious if they catched them. not sure if its worth to do such big robbery now a days. in big citys theres cameras all over the town, confidants etc. earlier or sooner they get you...
damn, I was just thinking the other day how come these huge poker tournaments dont get robbed often and then boom I see this in the headlines. If I was at the tables I'd probably start moving peoples chips in my direction Just kiddin
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
This is another sign of how bad the global economic crisys is being world wyde. Can you imagine someone going to the point of planning to enter in an internacional event, covered by lots of TV's, just to pick a big bag full of money? It has to be desperate people! And positive analysts only point the resolution of the crisys to2013, now think what negative analysts say...
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 44 (M)
omfg... thats crazy .i cant imagin what was going through those guys heads when it all kicked off thats got to be one scary thing. Dont know if id want to stay and finnish the game...lol no i prob would. at least it would take away some of the tention. Sad sick people trying to rob the game ...haters just hater. obviously not poker lovers.
Joined: Oct '08
Age: 46 (M)
Posted by Fakiry: This is another sign of how bad the global economic crisys is being world wyde. Can you imagine someone going to the point of planning to enter in an internacional event, covered by lots of TV's, just to pick a big bag full of money? It has to be desperate people! And positive analysts only point the resolution of the crisys to2013, now think what negative analysts say...
i doubt this has anything to do with the global crysis. desperate people go rob a gasstation or something. this guys had kalashnikovs (according to the witnesses). they were professionells in my opinion...in and out.
Joined: Jan '10
Location: United States
Age: 56 (M)
I BET I KNOW WHO DID IT
check the players that went out in the tourney early, they wanted to win so bad and when they took that bad beat that took them out they went and got some friends to go still it, who else is really going to kno that much money would be there if they were not involved in poker somehow. thats my prediction
with chips all over and hands in progress, cards scattered how the heck they going to start up that soon after, good luck with mass confusion
Joined: May '09
Age: 34 (M)
just unbelievable ! this world is crazy ! damned criminals ! why they don't go to work ! it's so vulgar ! what a world ! poor steals , rich steals , everyone steal ! sometimes i think i'm in minority !
But i think they should have a better security ! ... 800.000 € and no security ? too much light !