In February 2011, Club Hotel Casino Loutraki teamed up with PokerStars – the world’s largest online poker site – to bring major poker tournaments to Greece. As the largest casino in the country and the first to open a dedicated Poker Room, Club Hotel Casino Loutraki was always the venue of choice for the first such event.
The action at the tables was thrilling from Day 1. Poker is one of the fastest growing competitive games in Greece, and the country’s players are known for their aggressive style of play and Mediterranean flair. So with seven “home” players among the eight at the final table, fans and spectators were in for a real treat on Sunday. After around seven hours of suspense, stacks and bluffs, 23-year-old Georgios Grigoropoulos from Athens emerged victorious in the heads up against Swedish professional Daniel Carlsson to take home the title and the first prize of 69,100 euro.