PokerStars Launches new North American Poker TourTuesday, January 12th, 2010 by t2admin
PokerStars has created numerous poker tours that travel all over the world yet the top online poker room did not have a tour in the United States, until now. PokerStars recently announced their newest poker tour which is called the North American Poker Tour.
The new poker tour will begin its first season at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event will begin on February 20th and continue until the 24th and have a $5k buy-in event which will take place after the Deep Stack Extravaganza Series which takes place at the casino.
Only one more event has been announced for the new tour and it will take place in April. The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut will host the event on the 7th and it will continue until the 11th. Jeffrey Haas the Head of PokerStars Live announced that other dates will be announced in the near future. The events will take place in the US as well as Canada.
Haas commented: “We’re going to be going to some beautiful places, putting on some exciting poker tournaments and hopefully having some fun non-poker events as well.”
The new tour will be filmed by ESPN WSOP produces 441 productions. Joanna Krupa will be hosting the televised events, yet a television air deal has not been confirmed. Haas also commented that there is room for competition in the North American poker scene. He commented: “I think there is so much demand for poker in North America today that there’s room for a number of different operators who are all promoting wonderful poker events.”
Daniel Negreanu commented on the new tour by stating: “one thing for sure, PokerStars know how to do it right. I’m very excited to play. Being a part of PokerStars we travel all over the world, but it’s going to be nice to have some events at home in Las Vegas and at home in Canada. I think you are going to see a lot of pros there.”