It's on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls in Ontario and it's the only Canadian stop on the World Poker Tour.
Last year I decided to skip this event because of the experience I had on my first trip to Fallsview. Two years ago was the first time Fallsview (or anywhere in Canada, for that matter) hosted a WPT event.
Although I was willing to give some leeway while they figured out how to run a tournament smoothly, it ended up being such a disaster that I didn't even stay for the main event. I waited nearly seven hours to get into a $1,200 sit-and-go satellite, and got a condescending attitude from casino employees when I complained about the absurd wait time.
Once in the satellite we had to follow a ridiculous set of rules, most of which were the result of the gaming commission in Canada.
Among other things, no iPods may be worn during play, dealers must stop to count the deck every five hands, and all chips must be in separate stacks by color (you can't have a normal starting stack, about 25-30 chips high, in order and sorted by color).
I was surprised the gaming commission didn't outlaw Matt Stout: