Fallsview Casino Resort Hosts Four-Day, CAD $5,000 Buy-In WPT Main Tour Event
Los Angeles, CA (January 14, 2015) — For a second consecutive season, the World Poker Tour® returns to Fallsview Casino Resort for the CAD $5,000 buy-in WPT® Fallsview Poker Classic from February 13-16. Unlike in Season XII, where Matthew Lapossie topped a field of nearly 400 entrants to win more than CAD $300,000, this year’s event will be televised on FSN, allowing the WPT production team to showcase the dramatic views of Niagara Falls and thrilling poker action at one of the season’s most highly anticipated stops.
The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic caps off a great week of poker action, featuring three great side events and a plethora of live satellites. The week begins on February 7 with a CAD $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament with two starting days, followed by a CAD $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament with two starting days beginning on February 10. Players who are unfortunately eliminated from the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic will be able to compete in a two-day, CAD $1,500 buy-in shootout tournament on February 14.
Live satellites featuring buy-ins ranging from CAD $125 – CAD $1,050 are running daily at Fallsview Casino Resort. You can also qualify for the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in a CAD $550 buy-in super satellite on February 12 at 3 p.m.
Players can qualify online exclusively at partypoker.net. The two-seat guaranteed WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Final takes place on Sunday, February 9 at 20:35 p.m. ET.
For more information and a schedule of events, follow @NiagaraCasinos on Twitter and visit the Fallsview Casino Resort website.
Having celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014, Fallsview Casino Resort has perfected the art of quality entertainment and customer service. Winner of “Ontario’s Favourite Casino” (Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice Awards), guests are guaranteed to have a great time experiencing one of the many award-winning restaurants, a Four-Diamond certified hotel, luxurious spa amenities, intimate performances by world-renowned artists, and so much more.
“We’re continually proud to partner with the World Poker Tour and present this exciting international poker event here in Niagara Falls,” says Art Frank, President of Fallsview Casino Resort. “The appeal and success of our WPT event each year is a testament to Fallsview Casino’s ability to provide a better playing experience for more players, and we’re expecting another huge turnout that will guarantee thrilling and competitive gaming action.”
WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “The World Poker Tour’s return to Ontario, Canada in Season XII was a great success, and we are proud to once again revisit the majestic Niagara Falls region for the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic. This CAD $5,000 buy-in event attracts some of the best poker players in the world, but live qualifiers for the tournament have been running for months, signifying that there will be a strong Canadian contingent as well.”
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Must be 19 years of age or older and a valid Players Advantage Club member to participate in these tournaments. Fallsview Casino Resort reserves the right to change or cancel these tournaments at any time. Tournament fees are non-refundable unless tournaments are cancelled by Fallsview Casino Resort. Tournaments are not open to individuals who have self-excluded. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter the casino or act as a spectator at tournaments. *The total prize value of $5,000,000 CDN is based on a projected number of participants. **The grand prize values are based on a projected number of participants.
Attention Members of the Media:
All members of the media interested in covering the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic must register in advance with the Media Relations team at WPT. This can be done online at www.WorldPokerTour.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 23, taking care to list the names of everyone your organization plans to send. Only those credentialed by January 23 will be permitted to cover the event.
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Fallsview Media Contact
Samantha Hoodless – [email protected]
WPT Media Contact
Rich Ryan – [email protected]
About Fallsview Casino Resort
Overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is an award-winning resort 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 most-impressive gaming floors in the world with over 3,000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables. 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. For more information, visit fallsviewcasinoresort.com,@NiagaraCasinos on Twitter, or call 1-888-325-5788.
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