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.”
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:
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 the Big Wheel and 38 live tables games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. 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. Nightly entertainment is highlighted with by 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.