The European Poker Tour (EPT) Snowfest enters its final day on Friday as eight players battle it out for the prize of “king/queen of the snow.” The final table includes two PokerStars qualifiers, Cristian Dragomir and Denis Murphy, but the unassailable chip leader is the headphone wearing Belgian Kevin Vandersmissen.
He goes into the final day with a chip count of just over 4.5m, almost double that of qualifier Dragomir who has just fewer than 2.3m chips. The final table will also see day three leader Giacomo Maisto, Vladimir Geshkenbein, Philip Meulyzer, Morten Mortensen, and Koen De Visscher all trying to take home the trophy and prize fund that’s on offer.
In other industry news, JackpotCity.com has become the latest site to donate to the ongoing relief effort in the Far East. As Japan continues to struggle with the nuclear fallout from the recent earthquake and ensuing tsunami, the online gambling industry is lending its hand in every way it can, the latest site raising $3,000 for the victims of the quake. The money was raised from an online slots tournament, The Help Japan Tournament, which was held from 18-20 March and was free to enter.
It comes after both Zynga and Canadian casino MapleCasino.ca both donated a sizeable chunk to the relief effort and shows that the online gaming industry has a number of charitable bones in their collective body.