Los Angeles, CA (February 1, 2017) – The World Poker Tour® returns to Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada for the third time in Season XV with the partypoker.net WPT® Playground. Boasting a C$1 million guaranteed prize pool, the C$3,500 Main Event takes place February 10-15, 2017, as part of a jam-packed 16-event schedule.
The C$3,500 Main Event features two starting days and a starting stack of 30,000 in chips. Players are allowed one entry and one re-entry per starting day, up until the start of Level 7. Competitors may opt to forfeit a stack in order to re-enter before the close of registration on each starting day, and those who qualify for Day 2 more than once will take their largest chip stack forward.
The full partypoker.net WPT Playground series began on Sunday, January 29 with the Wild $150, a no-limit hold’em tournament with a C$150 buy-in and a C$100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Other schedule highlights include the $250 Frenzy, a C$250 no-limit hold’em tournament with a C$200,000 guaranteed prize pool, starting on Friday, February 3, and the C$1,650 No-Limit Hold’em Second Chance starting on Monday, February 13 with a C$150,000 guarantee.
“Playground Poker Club is thrilled to welcome back the World Poker Tour for a third time this season for the partypoker.net WPT Playground,” said Phil Sabbah, CMO of Playground Poker Club. “Alongside our sponsor partypoker.net, our world-renowned team has put together a spectacular schedule of events with nearly C$1.8 million in guarantees, and we look forward to hosting players of all levels at the partypoker.net WPT Playground at Playground Poker Club.”
“It gives the World Poker Tour great pleasure to return to Playground Poker Club for the first-ever partypoker.net WPT Playground festival,” added Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “As Canada’s largest poker room, Playground Poker Club holds a special place on the World Poker Tour, and it was just last November at this premier venue that WPT Co-Commentator Mike Sexton won his first WPT title. We look forward to another world-class event at Playground Poker Club and welcoming a new member into the prestigious WPT Champions Club.”
The World Poker Tour’s last trip to Playground Poker Club took place in November 2016 for the partypoker.net WPT Montreal. Mike Sexton emerged victorious over the field of 648 entries in the C$3,850 Main Event to win his first WPT title and C$425,980 in prize money.
Those attending Playground Poker Club for the partypoker.net WPT Playground can enjoy amenities that include a delicious meal from The Rail Coal Fire Bistro, professional massage therapists, and daily poker promotions.
For more information on the partypoker.net WPT Playground, visit the event page on www.WPT.com.
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About Playground Poker Club
Playground Poker Club was established in 2010 and is recognized by poker players all over North America as Canada’s Premier Poker Destination. The Club is located less than twenty minutes south of downtown Montreal within the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake and is duly licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC). Playground has established itself as a poker club built For Players, By Players and is committed to operating a fun and safe gaming environment for players at all levels. Playground offers daily tournaments and cash games that are suited for any player’s comfort level.
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 15th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is 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. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 15 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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