Everest Poker: Our Grand Prix de Paris seats are valid

The Aviation Club de Paris has announced that no online qualifiers will be allowed to play in the Grand Prix de Paris (GPDP), starting May 6. Everest Poker, however, guarantees that players who have won GPDP seats through the site will get to play in the €10,000 event.

The World Poker Tour (WPT) recently announced that the Grand Prix de Paris not will be included in WPT Season VI, due to the uncertain legal situation regarding poker in France.

Now, the following is stated at the Aviation Club de France's home page:

"We wish to remind you that, to enforce the French law regarding online gambling, all the tournaments held at the Aviation Club de France are off-line."

"Players claiming they won their buy-in online will not be registered into our tournaments," it is stated.

Everest Poker is one of the sites which has hosted Grand De Prix Paris satellites. PokerListings.com has been in contact with the Everest Poker support to ask what will happen to the site's online qualifiers.

According to the response from Everest Poker, the Grand Prix de Paris satellite winners have nothing to worry about.

"We have co-operated with the Aviation Club for a long time, and we can guarantee that the seats we have bought to the tournament, which players win online, are valid," Everest Poker states in an email.

The €10,000 Grand Prix de Paris is the main event of the Rendez-Vous à Paris, and is played from May 6 to 11. Last year, 232 players entered the event, and Dane Christian Grundtvig walked away with first place and $907,066 in prize money.

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