Kid Poker returns to his hometown to host Daniel's Summer Party, a
PokerStars VIP Club Live event
TORONTO, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian poker superstar Daniel Negreanu will be back in his hometown to host a PokerStars VIP Club Live party, Daniel's Summer Party, for the Canadian poker community. PokerStars is taking over Toronto's Real Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday, August 1 for the big Summertime bash, treating guests to food, drinks and plenty of entertainment and prize opportunities throughout the night.
Daniel's Summer Party will also feature a celebrity poker tournament, in which Daniel Negreanu will face off against other Canadian celebrities for a share of $50,000 for charity. One party-goer will be plucked from the crowd to play in the tournament and go head-to-head with Negreanu and the celebrity players.
Canadians can get their tickets to the once in a lifetime, VIP party in the PokerStars VIP Store or win their spot through special tournaments on PokerStars.
"PokerStars is known for offering players unique, once in a lifetime experiences, with exciting events all over the world. Toronto is home to a very active poker community, and it's time we bring the party to them!" says Negreanu. "I want Real Sports to be packed for this event to show how far the game has come since I left Toronto to pursue the dream of playing poker professionally."
Negreanu grew up in Toronto, and then moved to Las Vegas as a teenager to follow his dreams of becoming a professional poker player. In 1998, at just 23, he became the youngest player at the time to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. He has gone on to become poker's all-time leading money earner with career earnings of just under $30 million.
In addition to his impressive resume, Negreanu is known for his out-going personality and sharp wit. He has become one of the poker's most popular players and a global ambassador for the game.
"I moved to Vegas to make it as a poker player, but many of today's players learn, practice and play online. You can play so many hands, so quickly, which means players get really good, really fast. But players who play mainly online may not have experienced the excitement of the live poker scene. This party is about bringing that experience to the Canadian poker community," says Negreanu.
The PokerStars VIP Club Live is a series of fun events that take place in some of the world's greatest cities. PokerStars players have the chance to socialise together at exciting sporting events, take part in exclusive activities with Team PokerStars Pro members, and attend unforgettable parties.
There are a variety of opportunities for Canadian poker players to win their tickets to the party of the summer. For more information, visit http://www.pokerstars.net/poker/promotions/daniels-summer-party/.
PokerStars operates the world's most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online.
PokerStars is the key brand of Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and the European Poker Tour. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Rational Group companies in the UK and Isle of Man won recognition as one of the best workplaces in the UK being awarded a top 25 position by the Great Place to Work Institute's Best Workplaces – Large category rankings. Rational Group entities in Costa Rica and Dublin also achieved the same accolade in their respective local rankings in 2014. PokerStars is owned by Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA).
Video with caption: "Daniel Negreanu is coming home to Toronto to throw the party of the summer on August 1st at Real Sports Bar and Grill. The promotion is only open to Canadians who can get their tickets to the party by playing online at PokerStars.". Video available at: https://youtu.be/LUEVLEx6TnU
For further information: Sinead Brown, [email protected], 416-413-5193