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Leon Tsoukernik’s Nominated For EPA Industry Person Of The Year Award

Leon TsoukernikThe Global Poker Index (GPI) will host the European Poker Awards (EPA) on the 25th of March at the Hilton Hotel in St. Julians, Malta. There are a number of award categories such as the Tournament Performance of the Year, Breakout Player Of The Year and Player Of The Year Awards.

There is also an award for the Industry Person Of The Year and one of the nominees is King’s Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik. This award is unique because it recognizes individuals who have worked extremely hard to promote poker and make it unique in Europe. Tsoukernik has stayed in the spotlight because of his colorful personality and the fact that he often travels from one poker tournament to another by helicopter. While Tsoukernik players poker occasionally, his biggest accomplishment is running the King’s Casino in Rozvadov.

The casino has become one of the most popular casinos in Europe and has hosted as many as 1,000 poker tournaments in 2014. While a number of European casinos have reported a decline in revenues, the Kings Casino continues to do extremely well and attracts both tourists and gamblers from all over Europe.

The casino now has 160 poker tables and hosts a number of prestigious events every year including PokerStars’ Eureka Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour. In 2014, the casino has given out more than €15 million in prize winnings making it one of the top destinations for European gamblers. The casino follows an aggressive promotional schedule which includes a weekly €50,000 guaranteed event that has successfully managed to pull in large crowds every weekend.

Tsoukernik has been advised not to take such risks as he the casino could suffer from possible overlays. However, Tsoukernik has decided to ignore such advice and proceed with what he thinks best. In a statement, Tsoukernik said

I don’t care about overlays. The guarantees give people a good reason to travel and to come to the casino to play, and in this sense they hold a great marketing value. It isn’t easy to run a poker room in a financially profitable manner.

We charge fees for what we do, and we are up front about that. I believe you always have to be very clear with customers.

Leon Tsoukernik was excited to be nominated for the Industry Person Of The Year award and wants to continue to try out new ideas to promote his casino and make it the best ever in Europe.