Originally posted by chessisvanity
I've paid over $100 dollars at tournaments just to enter...... with more than 200 entrants......someone is making money and they need to put it into security.
Don't forget that most of the entry fee money is used as prize payouts. Yes, you're correct that tournament organizers can make good money with large tournaments. But people like Goichberg have already started adding increased anti-cheating measures in their big-money tournaments. (Just read the special rules in the tournament listings.) People like Goichberg are smart enough to realize that if cheating becomes a rampant problem, players will begin staying home, and the organizers' incomes will suffer.
And on the world supertournament level, my opinion is that the organizers have been slow to react, but that will soon change.