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.

"We enjoy working hard at offering the best mid-major tour schedule in the industry. We want to make sure our players, partners and viewers have a poker experience they’d be talking about long after the event is over,” said Chris Torina, DeepStacks President.

WPT President, Adam Pliska adds, “After a thrilling start in Season 1, where the final event at Ocean’s Eleven Casino in San Diego more than doubled the $200,000 guarantee, we are proud to announce the schedule for Season 2 of WPTDeepStacks. CEO Chris Torina and his team worked tirelessly to map out this extensive 15-event schedule, and with a seat to the Season XIV WPT World Championship up for grabs in the Player of the Year Race, each stop provides a terrific amount of value for our players across North America and in Malta.”

The upcoming season will host several first time stops for WPTDeepStacks, including: bestbet (Jacksonville, Florida), Dragonara Casino (Malta), Riverside Casino & Golf Resort (Riverside, Iowa), IP Casino Resort & Spa (Biloxi, Mississippi), Win-River Resort & Casino (Redding, California), Atlantis Resort Casino Spa (Reno, Nevada) and Majestic Star Casino & Hotel (Gary, Indiana)*.

Season 2 will also showcase previous partners, Turlock Poker Room (Turlock, CA), Ocean’s Eleven Casino (Oceanside, CA), The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles, CA) and two of Canada’s premier gaming destinations, Edmonton’s Casino Yellowhead and Calgary’s Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. Grey Eagle Resort & Casino will play host to the $2,500 buy-in, $500,000 GTD season-ending WPTDeepStacks Championship.

This year, winners of each WPTDeepStacks Main Event will also win a seat and travel package into the Championship as well as qualify for Player of the Year points which will once again reward a $15,000 seat into the WPT® Championship at Borgata Hotel & Casino.

Click here to view and download the entire 2015 tour schedule!

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 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.

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