World Poker Tour® Acquires WPTDeepStacks

Los Angeles, CA (December 20, 2016) – WPT Enterprises, Inc. today announced that it has acquired WPTDeepStacks. World Poker Tour® will now fully own and operate the WPTDeepStacks brand starting with Season 4 of the tour, which begins January 12, 2017. DeepStacks Poker Tour, launched in 2012, partnered with the WPT® to form WPTDeepStacks in mid-2014, replacing the existing WPT Regional and DeepStacks Poker Tour brands in the United States and Europe. The partnership led to growth of the WPTDeepStacks tour, generating more than $10 million in total prize pools since partnering with the WPT.

“We are excited to take our relationship with the World Poker Tour to the next level,” said Chris Torina, WPTDeepStacks Executive Director. “Partnering with the World Poker Tour to form WPTDeepStacks cemented the brand as poker’s premier mid-major tour. We look forward to continuing to innovate, expand, and offer the most player-friendly tournaments at the world’s most beautiful properties.”

“The World Poker Tour is proud to acquire WPTDeepStacks,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Over the years, Chris Torina has become a friend and a great steward of the WPT brand, and he and his team have built WPTDeepStacks into one of the most established brands in poker. WPT, bordered by the support of our parent company Ourgame, is currently looking for strategic, friendly acquisition opportunities of businesses and management teams that reflect our brand and company values. We feel WPTDeepStacks is a model of this initiative.”

As a fully integrated member of the WPT family, WPTDeepStacks will now be able to offer bigger and better events for its playing community, including expansion to new regions and establishing new partnerships. Although WPT acquired all of the assets of WPTDeepStacks, DeepStacks Poker Tour will continue to operate events in certain regions of Canada on its own. Season 4 kicks off with WPTDeepStacks Hollywood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, featuring a $1 million guaranteed $1,100 Main Event that runs January 19-24, 2017.

Overall, WPTDeepStacks Season 4 features 18 events in 2017, including a brand new location for the $1 million guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Championship, a $2,500 buy-in event that takes place December 1-4 at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California.

Complete WPTDeepStacks Season 4 schedule.

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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WPTDeepStacks Season 4 Second-Half Schedule Comes Out Swinging

SEVEN STOPS COVERING MORE THAN 12,000 MILES CONCLUDES WITH $1 MILLION GUARANTEED CHAMPIONSHIP ON DECEMBER 1, 2017

Los Angeles, CA (December 20, 2016) – Building on a jam-packed first half, WPTDeepStacks® (WPTDS) is proud to announce the release of the second half of its Season 4 schedule. From August to December in 2017, WPTDS presents seven exciting events with $2.6 million in combined main event prize pool guarantees, including a brand new location for the $1 million guaranteed WPTDS Championship.

The second half of Season 4 traverses the U.S. and Canada*, racking up 12,590 miles of non-stop poker action, with great new locations and events.

From August 17-28, the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada welcomes back WPTDS for the second time in Season 4 and the fourth time in the last two years, and from September 2-11, WPTDS continues its relationship with the Seminole Tribe as the tour returns to Seminole Immokalee Casino, Southwest Florida’s premier gaming destination.

Season 4 will also see the first-ever DSPT Battle of Alberta Poker Championship (BAPC), a two-event special hosted by Casino Yellowhead and Grey Eagle Resort and Casino. Players can expect a unique series featuring an enhanced Player of the Series package with, among other things, a seat into the Season XVI WPT® Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio Resort and Casino.

The event at Casino Yellowhead runs September 22-October 2, and the event at Grey Eagle runs September 29-October 9.

Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Iowa and Ocean’s Eleven Casino in California will also host events in October 2017, plus the $200,000 guaranteed WPTDS Oklahoma makes its return to Downstream Casino Resort in November.

The Season 4 Championship moves from Calgary to Sacramento, where Thunder Valley Casino plays host to the marquee, season-ending event. Season 4’s WPTDS Championship marks the first-ever $1 million guarantee for a $2,500 buy-in event in Thunder Valley’s history.

Complete WPTDeepStacks Season 4 schedule.

“With millions of dollars in guarantees, player-friendly events, the first-ever DSPT Battle of Alberta Championship, and the first time the WPTDS Championship will be held in the United States, Season 4 looks to be our most exciting year yet,” said Chris Torina, WPTDS President. “WPTDeepStacks looks forward to continue to build from the momentum of Season 3 and provide a world-class product for our players.”

“We are proud of WPTDeepStacks’ continued success as the tour moves into its fourth season,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour®. “Through its partnership with the World Poker Tour, WPTDeepStacks has awarded more than $11.5 million in prize money, and the tour continues to grow thanks to the dedication of Chris Torina and the WPTDeepStacks team.”

For more information on DSPT-only Canadian events, please visit DeepStacks.net.

Make sure to subscribe to the WPTDS YouTube channel for live streams, video recaps, behind-the-scenes exclusives, and interviews with the top names in poker and all of our champions.

Visit WPTDeepStacks.com for more information.

 

 

WPTDS Media Contact
Justin Simon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About WPTDeepStacks
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.

 

 

WPTDS Season 4 Schedule Announced

 THE BEST MID-MAJOR POKER TOUR IN THE WORLD HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK AGAIN!

19 Events, More Than $8,000,000 in Guarantees, New Stops Players Won’t Want To Miss

Los Angeles, CA (November 10, 2016) – WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is proud to announce the first half of its schedule for Season 4, and players can now start booking plane tickets, planning hotel reservations, and gathering their bankrolls for the first batch of highly anticipated events.

With 10 events over the first six months of 2017, WPTDS is once again the ultimate mid-major poker series for players all over North America.

“Season 4 of WPTDeepStacks is building off of Season 3’s immense success,” said WPTDeepStacks President Chris Torina. “The tour had a number of record-breaking events, including a massive 1,684-player field at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida. All of our partner properties treat our players exceptionally well, ensuring our players always get the VIP experience. No other series at this level comes close to offering the quality, excitement, and player-friendly structures that WPTDS does. Book your travel now because you are not going to want to miss any of Season 4’s amazing events.”

• The first half of the WPTDS Season 4 schedule includes truly can’t-miss events such as the $1 million guaranteed main event kickoff hosted at the amazing Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. In Season 3, the series attracted a record for Florida with 1,684 entries.

• Staying in Florida, the third installment of WPTDS Jacksonville takes place in February at bestbet, where players will be treated to a $300,000 guaranteed Main Event at one of the best venues for poker in the industry.

• As a new addition, WPTDS will travel to Maryland Live! for the first time ever. Players will enjoy a $300,000 guaranteed main event, competitive side events, and top-notch hospitality at one of the East Coast’s premier poker venues.

• Heading up the East Coast, WPTDS will return to Parx Casino in Pennsylvania for what plans to be another massive WPTDS BigStax series, featuring a $1,600 Main Event and a $2,500 High Roller.

• Heading west, the player-friendly Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will play host to WPTDS in Reno. Not only will those in attendance be able to participate in a world-class poker tournament series without breaking the bank, but players can enjoy the exciting March Madness action at the venue’s world-famous sports book.

• Going back to sunny Florida, the WPTDS summer series at the beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa will offer world-class events for players needing a break from the grind of Las Vegas.

WPTDS Season 4 kicks off at Jan. 19, 2017, as part of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open with the featured $1 million guaranteed main event.

“Our partnership with WPTDeepStacks has played a vital role in the success for three Seminole Gaming properties throughout the year,” said Larry Frank, General Manager of Poker, Seminole Gaming. “We look forward to Chris Torina and his team making their way down South to kick off Season 4 of the WPTDS tour. After a record-breaking January in Hollywood last year and the introduction to Tampa in June, we’re excited to further offer these world-class events for our players.”

Please view the first half of the Season 4 schedule below. The second half of the schedule plans to be released in December.

• January 19-24 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Hollywood, FL
• February 8-28 | Parx Casino | Bensalem, PA
• March 2-13 | bestbet | Jacksonville, FL
• March 10-20 | Grey Eagle Resort & Casino | Calgary, Alberta*
• March 16-27 | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa | Reno, NV
• March 31-April 10 | Casino Yellowhead | Edmonton, Alberta*
• April 8-17 | Thunder Valley Casino Resort | Lincoln, CA
• April 14-24 | Maryland Live! | Hanover, MD
• May 8-15 | Turlock Poker Room & Casino | Turlock, CA
• June 8-19 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Tampa, FL

*For more information on DSPT-only Canadian events, please visit DeepStacks.net.

Make sure to subscribe to the WPTDS YouTube channel for live streams, video recaps, behind-the-scenes exclusives, and interviews with the top names in poker and all of our champions.

Visit WPTDeepStacks.com for more information.

 

WPTDS Media Contact
Justin Simon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About WPTDeepStacks
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.

 

 

Grey Eagle Makes History With $1,000,000 Guarantee For DSPT Championship Main Event

Resort & Casino Doubles Original Guarantee, Expects Another Record-Breaking Turnout

 

Los Angeles, CA (September 13, 2016) – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino is cementing its name in the record books with the announcement that the 2016 DeepStacks Poker Tour Championship Main Event will now have a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, the largest in Alberta’s history.

Previously, the guarantee was a substantial $500,000, but by doubling it, the casino has moved this event into another stratosphere.

“This is an elite championship event and it deserved an elite championship guarantee,” said Lee Athias, Grey Eagle Casino Manager. “This guarantee proves to poker players across North America that Grey Eagle Resort & Casino is the premier poker room in all of Western Canada.”

The $2,500 buy-in DSPT Main Event runs from November 26 – December 5. Tournament officials anticipate an even larger turnout than last year’s record-breaking DSPT Championship, which saw 567 entries and a $1.27M prize pool, earning a nomination for GPI’s Event of the Year (buy-in up to $2000).

Adding to the championship festivities, Jason Somerville and his massively popular “Run It Up” livestream will be on site the entire week. Somerville will serve as the DSPT Championship ambassador, hosting the livestream broadcast of the final table exclusively on Runitup.tv, conducting special Q&As, meeting with fans, running on-site promotions, hosting two RIU events and doing his daily livestream on Twitch.tv.

“Grey Eagle has proven time and again to be great Championship hosts and even better partners,” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “We are extremely excited to offer the largest single-event guaranteed prize pool in Alberta history, and we look forward to continuing to make the DSPT Championship one of the best events of the year.”

The 2016 DSPT Championship is the culmination of a record-setting Season 3 of the best mid-major tour in poker, which features 19 stops across North America and Europe. Every winner from previous DSPT stops receives buy-ins to the Championship and all are scheduled to attend.

About DeepStacks Poker Tour:
DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) is world’s fastest growing poker tour. Focused primarily on the mid-major poker market, DSPT is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. DSPT works with some of the largest and most prestigious casino brands in the industry and boasts a world class, highly knowledgeable executive team that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event experience for players around the world.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Justin Simon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We’re Back! WPTDeepStacks Kicks Off September in Style at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

2nd Annual Event Has Players Flocking to Florida for $200k Guarantee Main Event

 

Series Dates: September 2-11, 2016 | Main Event Dates: September 9-11, 2016 | $200,000 GTD

Full Event Schedule and Structures | Main Event Structure

 

Los Angeles, CA (July 15, 2016) WPTDeepStacks, poker’s premier mid-major poker tour, created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, is beating the snowbirds and heading south early!

Join in as Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, hosts the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee series, September 2-11, 2016. The series features 24 events over nine days, capped off with a $1,100 buy-in Main Event and $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

This is the second year WPTDeepStacks has held an event on this magnificent property. 2015’s tour stop was a huge success and we are already on pace for an even bigger outcome! In addition to aiming for a piece of the $200k prize pool, players are competing for a chance to qualify for this year’s WPTDS Player of the Year race. The Player of the Year package includes $15,000 towards 2017 WPT® Main Tour Stop buy ins, as well as $5,000 towards Season 4 WPTDS tour stops.

"The Southwest region of Florida is overflowing with passionate poker players. There is a lot of untapped talent here that is going to ensure a tremendous event,” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “We are thrilled to continue working with the amazing staff at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, and excited to return to such a beautiful property.

“We look forward to the excitement of the WPTDeepStacks series at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee”, said Mike Warren, Vice President of Marketing for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. “As Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee hosts two large annual poker series, and we are excited to showcase our beautiful casino floor, amazing hotel and dining options to the WPTDeepStacks players.”

 

About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee:
Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers over 1300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Monopoly and 38 live tables games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. The casino also features an award-winning poker room. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. Located at 506 South First Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit www.SeminoleCasinoHotel.com or www.facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee:
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WPTDeepStacks Continues Growth in California; Teams up with Thunder Valley Casino Resort

 WPTDeepStacks Continues Growth in California; Teams up with Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Partnership calls for April WPTDS Thunder Valley festival

 

Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2016) WPTDeepStacks – the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry – has cemented itself once again in California with a new event at the Sacramento area’s Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

WPTDS Thunder Valley will run April 9-18, 2016 and feature a $1,100 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed Main Event with two starting days.

The new partnership will provide WPTDS players with one of the best tournament experiences in Northern California, while also providing them another opportunity to qualify for this year’s WPTDS Player of the Year race and a chance to win $15,000 in buy-ins to 2017 WPT® Main Tour stops and $5,000 in buy-ins to 2017 WPTDS events.

“Thunder Valley is widely considered one of the foremost gaming destinations in the world and the premier poker venue in Northern California.” said WPTDeepStacks President Chris Torina. "We are pleased with the opportunity to bring our flourishing tour to the Sacramento area and Thunder Valley Casino Resort.“

“We have watched the tremendous growth and popularity of WPTDeepStacks and are very excited to host this premier event,” commented Ben Erwin, Director of Poker Operations at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “This partnership brings another world class WPT event to Thunder Valley at a price point that will be attractive to a majority of poker players in our region and beyond.”

More information on the WPTDS Thunder Valley series schedule and event structures coming soon!

About WPTDeepStacks:

WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is the one-of-a-kind partnership between the world’s most established poker tour, WPT® and the world’s fastest growing poker tour, DSPT. Focused primarily on the mid-major poker market, WPTDeepStacks is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. WPTDeepStacks works with some of the largest and most prestigious casino brands in the industry and boasts a world class, highly knowledgeable executive team that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event experience for players around the world.

About Thunder Valley Casino Resort:

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is Northern California's most luxurious resort destination with fine dining, deluxe hotel accommodations, premier gaming, an outdoor pool, spa and more all on-site.

Thunder Valley is home to 14 restaurants and bars, including High Steaks Steakhouse, Red Lantern, Thunder Café, The Buffet and an expansive Food Court. The award-wining High Steaks Steakhouse is the region's premiere AAA Four Diamond accredited resort dining experience with an outdoor patio, offering the finest cuts of prime dry-aged steaks, market fresh seafood, a prized wine list and an elaborate dessert selection made by an acclaimed in-house pastry team.

The extravagant 17-story hotel has 297 guest rooms, including 40 deluxe suites. All rooms are beautifully appointed with oversized marble bathrooms, European spa showers and flat-screen televisions. While staying in the hotel, guests have access to an expansive seasonal outdoor pool retreat complete with private cabanas and a poolside bar. Then indulge in ultimate relaxation at The Spa, featuring a wide variety of services and treatments designed to energize the body and mind.

In the center of it all is Illusions, Northern California's premier ultra-lounge experience with elite and luxurious appeal. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails, lunch bites and small plates, VIP bottle service packages and live DJ sets every weekend.

For more information on upcoming promotions, entertainment and ticket sales, or to make reservations at Thunder Valley's AAA Four Diamond Resort, visit www.thundervalleyresort.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

WPTDS: Justin Simon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort: Doug Elmets, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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More Than $2 Million Up For Grabs In Just the First Half of WPTDeepStacks Season 3

Season 3 Brings New Markets, Bigger Guarantees, and Better Festivals

Los Angeles, CA (November 12, 2015) – To all of our players, casino partners, and fans of WPTDeepStacks, we’ve got an important message for you – 2016 is going to be one heck of a year!

Following a record-breaking second season, with 16 stops throughout North America and the Mediterranean, WPTDS is poised to outdo itself again in Season 3. Larry Flynt’s world-famous Hustler Casino in Los Angeles serves as the launching pad for the first-half of the 2016 slate. The 10-day series kicks off January 2nd and features a $1,100 buy-in, 3 starting days with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Other first half highlights include:

  • A combined $2,600,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pools - in just the FIRST HALF of the season
  • Our first-ever three day, single re-entry per flight, $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event takes place at the world-renowned Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL from January 14th-18th 
  • Our players are going to see more action in Jacksonville as well, where North Florida’s premier gaming destination bestbet, has raised the guarantee to $300,000 from last year’s $200,000 and is preparing for an even larger turnout
  • The second-annual WPTDS-Malta series at Dragonara Casino, featuring a longer festival and spotlighted by a €500+€50 Main Event.
  • We’re rolling into the big cities as well with first-time stops at Parx Casino for their highly-popular BigStax series from February 10th-29th, and in Tampa at the beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for our $300,000 guaranteed Main Event and a festival from June 11-20
  • We’ve expanded our partnership with Atlantis Casino Resort Spa by adding our new 10-day festival that runs March 18th-27th and features a $200,000 Main Event guarantee.

That’s all before June ends. We’ve worked hard to earn our reputation as the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry, and in Season 3 we’re swinging for the fences.

So book your flights, reserve your hotel rooms, and plan your buy-ins, because when January hits, the fun begins. 

Season 3 First Half Schedule (second half to be released December 2015) 

January 2-11 | Hustler Casino | Gardena, CA

January 14-18 | Seminole Hard Rock | Hollywood, FL

January 27-February 1 | Dragonara Casino | St. Julians, Malta

February 10-29 | Parx Casino | Bensalem, PA

March 18-27 | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa | Reno, NV

April 22-May 2 | bestbet | Jacksonville, FL

May 7-15 | Turlock Poker Room | Turlock, CA

June 11-20 | Seminole Hard Rock | Tampa, FL

*For more information on our Canadian DSPT March and April events please visit DeepStacks.com

 

WPTDS Media Contact:

Justin Simon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For Videos and photos visit our Multimedia page!

 

Following record-breaking events in Season 2 that saw 16-stops throughout North America and the Mediterranean, WPTDS is poised to outdo itself again in Season 3. Larry Flynt’s world famous Hustler Casino in Los Angeles serves as the launching pad for the first half of the 2016 slate. The 10-day series kicks off January 2nd and features a $1,100 buy-in, 3 starting days with a $300,000 GTD prize pool.


Other first half highlights include:

After Record-Breaking Second Season, WPTDeepStacks Announces First Stops of 2016

California, South Florida, Malta, and Pennsylvania Kickoff Jam-Packed Season 3 Schedule

 

Los Angeles, CA (September 10, 2015) – Hot on the heels of Season 2, where eight records have already been broken and the tour has generated more than $8 million in series prize pools, WPTDeepStacks has announced the first four stops for 2016.

Season 3 of WPTDeepStacks will feature new, major stops to our domestic schedule, continued international growth, and increased guaranteed prize pools for Main Events.

The action kicks off in Los Angeles from January 2-11 at the HUSTLER Casino, which features the $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed WPTDS-HUSTLER Main Event.

Immediately following the LA festival, WPTDS jets across the country on January 14 to South Florida for our largest event ever: the $1,100 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed, WPTDS-Hollywood (FL) Main Event at the world-renowned Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

In late January, WPTDS touches down in the Mediterranean at Dragonara Casino for the second-annual WPTDS-Malta series. In 2016, WPTDS-Malta will feature a longer poker festival with new and exciting events and larger buy-ins.

From there, WPTDS returns to the United States and visits PARX Casino®, right outside of Philadelphia, PA. WPTDS is partnering with the massively successful BigStax brand to create the first-ever WPTDS-BigStax series from February 10-29. The 20-day series features a wide array of exciting events including, the multi-flight, $300 buy-in NLH event and the $1,600 buy-in, RFID live-streamed Main Event.

“WPTDeepStacks and its casino partners continue to deliver a world-class experience at a very affordable price point,” said WPTDeepStacks President Chris Torina. “The first four stops of WPTDS Season 3 are a testament to the hard work of the WPTDS staff and our casino partners, but mostly it’s due to the great poker players that keep coming back to our events. We pride ourselves on being the premier mid-major poker tour in the world, and we look forward to giving players one of the best tour schedules in the industry in 2016.”

The full Season 3 schedule will be released November 2015.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Justin Simon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WPTDeepStacks adds another stop in Florida; Teams up with Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

Partnership establishes inaugural WPTDeepStacks event In Southwest Florida;  Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee to host $1,100 buy-in, $100,000 GTD Main Event this September!

 

Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2015) WPTDeepStacks, the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry, created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has added yet another stop in Florida, this time at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.

WPTDeepStacks-Immokalee will run September 11 - 20, 2015 and feature a $1,100 buy-in Main Event with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. 

The partnership will bring exciting tournaments to Southwest Florida while also offering players from around the region the opportunity to qualify for next year’s WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year race with a chance to win a seat into the 2016 WPT® World Championship.

"Adding Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee to our tour shows our commitment to bringing exceptional poker events to the State of Florida,” said WPTDeepStacks President Chris Torina. “Coming off our highly successful WPTDS-Hollywood (FL) event, we are very excited about our continuing partnership with the Seminole Tribe and the opportunity to bring our brand to Immokalee in September.”

“We have a new and improved poker room at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, so we’re definitely anxious to show it off by hosting a tournament of this stature, “ said Jim Gibson, Director of Marketing for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. “It further supports the fact that we’re Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination.”

About WPTDeepStacks:
WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) is a one-of-a-kind partnership between the world’s most established poker tour, WPT® and the world’s fastest growing poker tour, DSPT. Focused primarily on the “mid-major” poker market, WPTDeepStacks is designed to reach a mainstream demographic and provide the best live tournament experience for our players and casino partners alike. WPTDeepStacks is the premier mid-major poker tour in the industry and we have worked with some of the largest and most prestigious casino brands in the world. Our brand boasts a  highly knowledgeable and experienced executive team that is fully involved in every phase of creating and delivering an unsurpassed live event experience.

About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee:

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WPTDeepStacks Announces New Position; Promotes Jeanine Deeb to Tour Director

WPTDeepStacks, the industry's premier mid-major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, is proud to announce the promotion of Jeanine Deeb to the position of Tour Director.

Ms. Deeb, who was previously WPTDS’s Multi-Media Manager and Sideline Reporter, will be assuming her new position as Tour Director which will include expanded responsibilities in live event management, product development and overall brand quality control. Ms. Deeb will also remain WPTDS’s Sideline Reporter with her continue duties of bringing viewers all of the action from the rail at WPTDeepStacks tour stops.

"Since joining DeepStacks, Jeanine has consistently demonstrated a knack for always getting the job done and executing at a very high level,” said DeepStacks President, Chris Torina. “As we move the WPTDeepStacks brand into the future, it is critical that we continue to deliver the exceptional customer service and overall partnership support our customers and our clients have come to expect from us. Jeanine is a key member in helping us accomplish this.”

"I am very excited to take on the new role as WPTDeepStacks Tour Director”, said Jeanine Deeb. “I look forward to being an influential part of the growth and the development of WPTDS.”

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WPTDEEPSTACKS-MALTA STRUCTURE UNVIELED; MAIN EVENT TO FEATURE MULTIPLE STARTING DAYS

 (St. Julian’s, Malta) December 22 2014-WPTDeepStacks and Dragonara Casino have unveiled the much-anticipated structure for WPTDeepStacks-Malta to be held at the Pavilion Complex of the Westin Dragonara Resort on February 5-8, 2015.

The tournament will consist of a €400 + €40 buy-in Main Event and an NLH Turbo side event that is scheduled for February 7. The final table is set for February 8th but may feature an additional day of action on February 9th to cater to the large expected player turnout for the Main Event as well as the exciting live action offered at Dragonara Casino throughout the festival.

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WPTDeepStacks Announces Season 2; More than $2.5M In Guaranteed Prize Pools

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood (FL) kicks off stacked 15-stop schedule January 29th

December 16, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) - WPTDeepStacks, the new and exciting mid-major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has packed its 2015 schedule with new stops, bigger prize pools, great player amenities, and the return of the $500,000 Guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Championship.

Following a first season that saw 6 record-breaking events, WPTDeepStacks is poised to outdo itself in Season 2. The renowned Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida serves as the launching pad for the 2015 slate. The $1,100 buy-in event begins on January 29th and features 2 starting days with a $300,000 GTD prize pool.

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WPTDeepStacks adds stop in the Southeast; Teams up with IP Casino Resort Spa-Biloxi for March event

Partnership establishes inaurgural  WPTDeepStacks event in Mississippi in 2015!

 

Los Angeles, CA (November 13, 2014) WPTDeepStacks, the premier mid-major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has added yet another stop to its 2015 calendar, this time at IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi.

WPTDeepStacks-Mississippi will run March 20-29, 2015 and feature a 10-day festival with a series-ending $1,100 buy-in Main Event.

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WPTDeepStacks-Malta Dates Set; Inaugural series begins February 2015

Second event also added to next year's calendar


Los Angeles, CA (October 28, 2014) WPTDeepStacks the new mid-major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has announced it’s dates for it’s inaugural series in Malta.

WPTDeepStacks-Mata will run February 5-8, 2015 and feature a RFID live-streamed, €400 +€40 buy-in Main Event. Also, featured during the February series will be all-inclusive hotel packages that will include tournament buy-ins and discounted poker rates at Dragonara’s beautiful Westin Resort located next to the casino.

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WPTDeepStacks adds another in California; Teams up with Win-River Resort & Casino on a 2-year deal

Partnership establishes annual WPTDeepStacks events In Northern California

Los Angeles, CA (August 19, 2014) WPTDeepStacks, the new mid-major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has added yet another stop in California, this time at Win-River Resort & Casino.

WPTDeepStacks-Northern California will run November 14-22, 2015 and feature a RFID live-streamed, $1,100 buy-in Main Event with a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The exclusive partnership will bring exciting tournaments to Northern California while also offering players from around the region the opportunity to qualify for next year’s WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year race with a chance to win a seat into the 2016 WPT® World Championship.

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WPTDeepStacks Moves Into the Midwest; Partners with Riverside Casino & Golf Resort on a 2-­year exclusive deal

Partnership establishes annual WPTDeepStacks events In Iowa

Los Angeles, CA (August 7, 2014) WPTDeepStacks, the new mid-­major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has cemented itself in the Midwest in a deal with Iowa’s Riverside Casino & Golf Resort.

WPTDeepStacks-­Iowa will run April 29-­May 3, 2015 and feature a RFID live-­streamed, $1,100 buy-­in Main Event with a minimum $100,000 GTD prize pool.

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WPTDeepStacks Continues Expansion in California; Teams up with Ocean’s Eleven Casino on 3-yr exclusive deal

Partnership establishes annual WPTDeepStacks events In San Diego

 

Los Angeles, CA (August 5, 2014) WPTDeepStacks, the new mid-­?major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has cemented itself in San Diego through 2017 in a deal with Ocean’s Eleven Casino.

WPTDeepStacks-­San Diego will run October 25-­November 2, 2014 and feature a $1,100 buy-­in, $200,000 GTD Main Event with 3 starting days.

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WPTDeepStacks and Turlock Poker Room & Casino Ink 3-­year Exclusive Deal

 

Partnership establishes annual WPTDeepStacks events In Central California With Large Guaranteed Prize Pools

Los Angeles, CA (July 3, 2014) WPTDeepStacks, the new mid-­?major poker tour created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, has cemented itself in Central California through 2017 with a deal with Turlock Poker Room & Casino.

The WPTDeepStacks-­?Central California series will take place every year in May and feature a RFID live-­?streamed Main Event, with a minimum $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Entrants will also be able to participate in the WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year race with a chance to win a seat into the WPT World Championship.

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WPT and DSPT form mid-major partnership

The mid-major poker scene has flourished over the past few years, with more than 100 international stops offered by the numerous tours that occupy the space. With a focused effort on more affordable buy-ins compared to the majors (WSOP, WPT, EPT), these tours are able to attract casual players who enjoy the recreational aspect of the game and get their fill in a regional event every now and then.

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THE WPT DIGS DEEP

One established giant of the poker industry and one emergent force are coming together to form a new venture aimed at tapping into the largest player market in the game.

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WPT and DSPT Form Combined WPTDeepStacks ‘Mid-Major’ Tour

The World Poker Tour and the DeepStacks Poker Tour announced Tuesday that they are joining forces to create one consolidated ‘mid-major’ tour. WPTDeepStacks combines the DSPT and WPT Regional tours to utilize the resources and strengths of both entities to provide players with bigger prizepools and an opportunity to play their way up through several different tiers of WPT tournament offerings.

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