Aug 16, 2018
Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2018) – WPTDeepStacks™ (WPTDS™) today announced a new partnership with Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a new tour stop. Poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit hits Rivers Casino this October for WPTDS Pittsburgh. The WPTDS Pittsburgh series kicks off October 17, 2018, with the $1,100 Main Event running October 25-29 and boasting a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool.
WPTDS Pittsburgh joins a robust offering of tournaments on the tour’s schedule, falling between WPTDS San Diego and WPTDS Thunder Valley. The WPTDS Pittsburgh $1,100 Main Event has three starting flights, with one taking place each day across October 25-27. WPTDS Pittsburgh is an eligible event in the WPTDS North America Player of the Year competition.
“We’re thrilled to host Pittsburgh’s first-ever WPTDeepStacks tournament in our beautiful poker room,” said Jeff Cutri, Vice President of Table Games at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “Like Rivers itself, the format is very welcoming with opportunities for locals and traveling players alike to join the excitement and win big.”
“As poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit, WPTDeepStacks strives to bring world-class poker experiences to great locations across the globe at an accessible price point,” Chris Torina, WPTDeepStacks Executive Director, said. “Through our partnership with Rivers Casino for the $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Pittsburgh event, we are able to do just that. Pittsburgh is an incredible city, and we look forward to showcasing the region’s strong enthusiasm for poker in October.”
In addition to the $300,000 guaranteed Main Event, WPTDS Pittsburgh features a $100,000 guaranteed opening event. The opener has a buy-in of $360, five starting flights, and runs October 17-21. The WPTDS Pittsburgh schedule also features a $560 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament with a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool. The pot-limit Omaha event takes place October 25.
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WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is the one-of-a-kind partnership between the world’s most established poker tour, World Poker Tour and the world’s fastest growing poker tour, DeepStacks Poker Tour. Focused primarily on the “mid-major” poker market, WPTDS is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. WPTDS works with the most prestigious casino brands in the industry and boasts a world class, highly knowledgeable executive team with over 50 years of gaming and poker experience that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event.
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