Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced its third trip to South America, with WPT® Argentina slated to take place March 14-19, 2018, at Casino Iguazú.
WPT Argentina, in partnership with Brasil Poker Live, a member of the Aconcagua Poker Network, brings the premier name in poker to Argentina for the first time ever. The schedule is highlighted by the WPTDeepStacks™ Main Event, featuring a buy-in of $1,500 and two starting flights. The full WPT Argentina schedule will include additional side-event action, with more details to be released at a later date.
“Having a WPT event at Casino Iguazú and in Argentina for the first time represents a great accomplishment for us,” said Fernando Bianchi, Marketing General Manager at Casino Iguazú. “For almost 25 years, Casino Iguazú has focused its efforts to create and host a variety of events. To partner with the World Poker Tour to host WPT Argentina is a crowning achievement of Casino Iguazú, and we are excited for our players to experience the WPT’s world-class brand.”
“Having witnessed first-hand the glorious surroundings of Casino Iguazú and the warm hospitality of its team, WPT Argentina is a must-attend event to be marked on any poker calendar,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “With the region’s vibrant culture, culinary delights, and one of the great natural wonders of the world in Iguazu Falls just around the corner, there is definitely something for everyone.”
Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, added: “The World Poker Tour is proud to announce WPT Argentina and the next chapter in its South American expansion. It is without question that poker is thriving in South America, as evidenced by the terrific success of WPT Brasil, which attracted nearly 3,400 entries, and the growing anticipation surrounding the upcoming WPT Uruguay, our first-ever televised event in the region. With WPT Argentina, the World Poker Tour looks forward to creating lifelong memories with top professionals and aspiring players alike as the game continues to grow in South America.”
Casino Iguazú is located in Puerto Iguazú in the northeast tip of Argentina that neighbors Paraguay and Brazil. Casino Iguazú is just about a 30-minute drive from the breathtaking Iguazú Falls. Stretching nearly two miles, Iguazú Falls are comprised of close to 275 waterfalls and provide visitors with astonishing views of one of the world’s most powerful wonders.
As WPT Argentina is scheduled to take place just as the Argentina seasons turn from summer to fall, March provides a great time to visit this amazing region of the world.
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