The Quebec Masters Series won't be back for a third season next year. I've got the official word today when I registered for the last of the six regular events of 2007 (next Monday, December 3) at the Casino-du-Lac-Leamy (Gatineau, Quebec). Why? Simple : The legalization of poker in Quebec Province a few months ago. The three government run casinos in Montreal, Gatineau and Charlevoix will now put all their efforts in building their capacities for this wildly popular game. I learned that in the two seasons of the Blackjack Master's Series they only attracted a core number of 70 regular players willing to go to every tournaments and spend an entry fee of $300 (last year) and $500 (this year). Go figure why they could not attract more people : the tournaments were open affairs and first class. They offered more than 100% equity (your guest was comped). For next Monday last regular tournament, 121 people were registered as of today out of a maximum 126 entries (first prize 50k, second 5k, etc.) Still, there is a good news in the fact that they haven't cancelled the Gand Finale of March 2008 (200k first prize, 20k second, etc.). It will be an open tournament (maximum 126 players). Entry fee : $2000.