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.
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