Yeah, but WS have taken Mount's PTCs away, so they gotta use the facilities in as many interesting ways, to pay the bills. Obviously, they can generate mgt fees from more players who will use their tables. More pros will attract more punters to the centre and the amateur and pro-am comps. It's a question of mass and gravity. This reminds me of how Doyle came to have a big say in snooker via Cuemasters. I'd say it would be good if Mount ends up having a lot of influence; someone needs to real Hearn in, he has far too much power. I don't believe Mount is in snooker to make money; I believe he's doing SWSA and On Q primarily because he loves the game. These pro players just signed are quite young, and perhaps Paul is looking to the near future, when some of his stars will be on the senior tour, or retired.
China is the future and Paul is betting on getting a piece of the action. If one of these Chinese players was to win the WSC PM would make millions out of it. A star amongst a billion people is a very high earning star in a very large market indeed.
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