Wednesday, January 06, 2010

PokerStars Starts Off the North American Poker Tour

A pause for the flashbacks to bring some pretty cool news as PokerStars finally comes state-bound to the Venetian next month.

POKERSTARS.NET SPONSORS EXCITING NEW NORTH AMERICAN POKER TOUR is delighted to announce the launch of the long awaited North American Poker Tour (NAPT).

The NAPT is the first major poker tour in North America created by poker
players for poker players with accessible buy-ins, expectations for
massive prize pools and thousands of players from around the world all
competing for millions of dollars. The NAPT will start at the Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in the Bahamas on January 5,

Two further stops are already planned for the NAPT’s inaugural season,
with more events to be announced soon. The NAPT Venetian event in Las
Vegas, Nevada, from February 20-24 will be the Main Event of The
Venetian’s Deep Stack Extravaganza I; and the NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event
in Uncasville, Connecticut, from April 7-11 will be the star feature of a
spectacular new poker festival there this Spring.

Both Main Event buy-ins will be $5,000 and like the PCA will feature an
exciting variety of side events with a broad range of buy-ins to suit all

Joanna Krupa, famed from appearing on “Dancing with the Stars”
and “ Million Dollar Challenge” will be its TV host. It will
feature the very best players from North America and from around the
world, including team members Joe Cada, Greg Raymer, Vanessa Rousso and
Daniel Negreanu who is among those who have been eagerly awaiting the
launch of the NAPT.

“I'm really looking forward to the launch of the NAPT. has
done an excellent job sponsoring meaningful tournaments around the world
with the EPT, LAPT, APPT, and various other local tours – and it’s
exciting to see them coming to my home town of Las Vegas! With the
addition of the NAPT, I'll have a chance to play some tournaments on home
soil, and I'm very excited about that,” said Negreanu

The Venetian Las Vegas and Mohegan Sun will provide perfect backdrops for
each of the Main Events, fitting destinations for what is expected to be a
popular tour. The Venetian is the largest property in the country to
receive AAA’s Five Diamond and Mobil Four-Star Awards and is home to The
Grand Canal Shoppes, Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite
restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment. Mohegan Sun, owned by the
Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular
entertainment, and gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United
States. will provide the easiest possible way to qualify for the
tournaments with free packages up for grabs on Daily NAPT
Venetian freerolls are scheduled on and can be found in the lobby under Events/Special. Here players can win the $5,000
seat, plus accommodation, for absolutely nothing.

About The Venetian Las Vegas (NAPT Venetian February 20-24, 2010):
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to
receive AAA’s Five Diamond Award and Mobil Four-Star, is one of the
world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating
Venice’s legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and
quality for leisure and corporate guests. Located in the heart of the Las
Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor
streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon
Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, and a wide
variety of entertainment such as Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Blue
Man Group, David Spade and Wayne Brady on its premises, as well as
extensive convention and corporate services. For additional information,
visit and follow on twitter @venetianvegas.

About Mohegan Sun (NAPT Mohegan Sun, April 7-11, 2010):
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most
distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting
destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames
River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy
access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes
from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More
information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting

About is the world’s largest poker site with more than 31 million
members around the world. It’s the first choice of the world’s top players
with more daily tournaments than anywhere else with the best security
online. More hands have been dealt on than any other site. operates worldwide under the license from the Isle of Man
Government, UK. regularly sets the bar high, staging some of the biggest
online and live poker tournaments in the world:

The European Poker Tour attracts many of the best players
worldwide and currently generates the biggest prize pool of any poker tour
The Caribbean Adventure (PCA) staged on the shores
of Paradise Island in the Bahamas is the largest and richest tournament in
the world outside the United States.
The Latin American Poker Tour unites many of the best players in
Latin and South America
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour does the same across Asia and the
Pacific is also home to an elite team of sponsored players– a group
of established and up and coming players that travel the world competing
in international tournaments. For a full list visit

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