NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Fallsview Casino and World
Poker Tour® are giving Canadian players another opportunity to compete for the
chance to have their name etched onto the prestigious WPT® Champions Cup as WPT expands its Season XII schedule to include the
Fallsview Poker Classic WPT running February 22-24, 2014.
"Poker is more popular than ever in Canada, and our players have been
asking us to add another WPT stop north of the border," said WPT
President Adam Pliska. "We're thrilled to accommodate them by adding
this great new event to the tour, and we look forward to another
fantastic event on Canadian soil."
The non-televised Main Event caps a week-long, three-event series
beginning February 18 that includes a CAD $1,100 and a CAD $2,500
tournament. Players may buy directly into each event or qualify through
satellites, starting as early as December 9, and super satellites
starting in February.
"The return of the WPT is exciting news for all talented and notable
poker enthusiasts" said Greg Medulun, Director of Communications with
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. "Our casino is well-suited
to host what will be a definite sold-out event given the added
excitement of WPT."
Fallsveiw Casino first played host to WPT for the 2006 North American
Poker Championship and subsequently again in 2007 and 2008.
Members of the public interested in registering for the Fallsview Poker
Classic WPT or those looking for more information, including satellite
structures, dates and fees, can call Fallsview's toll-free WPT Hotline
at 1-866-5-POKER-5. Those interested in registering for a satellite
tournament can visit the Poker Room at Fallsview Casino Resort. The
satellite tournament structure, blind structure and all rules and
regulations are available at www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com. partypoker.net is the exclusive place to qualify online for the
Fallsview Poker Classic WPT.
Attention Members of the Media:
All members of the media interested in covering the Fallsview Poker
Classic WPT at Fallsview Casino Resort must register in advance with
the Media Relations team at WPT. This can be done online at www.wpt.com. From the main page, select "Press Room" from the menu at the bottom of
the page. Review the media rules then select "Credential Application"
from the menu at the left side of the page. Please fill out the form
completely and submit it by Friday, January 24, taking care to list the
names of everyone your organization plans to send. Only those
credentialed by January 24 will be permitted to cover the event.
About Fallsview Casino Resort
Overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is
an award-winning resort that has been offering premiere entertainment
and superior guest service since 2004. Featuring a CAA Four-Diamond
Hotel with 374 luxury rooms and suites, Fallsview Casino Resort houses
one of the largest and impressive gaming floors in the world with over
3,000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables. Winner of the Wine
Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence and CAA's Four-Diamond Award
for its two signature restaurants, Ponte Vecchio and 21 Club, this
vibrant resort property also features a full-service spa and fitness
centre, a state-of-the-art 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre, dozens of dining
and shopping options and over 30,000 square feet of meeting and
convention space. Fallsview Casino Resort has been voted "Ontario's
Favourite Casino" for six consecutive years by Toronto Sun Readers'
Choice Awards and recognized as a "Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer" for
four consecutive years. For more information, visit www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com, or call 1-888-325-5788, or on Twitter @NiagaraCasinos
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised
gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments,
television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of
poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation
of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker
tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and
territories, and is currently producing its 12th season, which will air
on FSN in the United States. Season XII of WPT is sponsored by
ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access
to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35
states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Season I of
the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which
is currently in production and which will air on FOX Sports 1 in the
United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license,
partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a
subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more
information, go to WPT.com.
SOURCE: Fallsview Casino
For further information:
For more information on the Fallsview Poker Classic WPT, please contact:
Fallsview Casino Resort
WPT Enterprises, Inc.