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.

The new partnership will give players one of the best tournament experiences in the region while also giving them the opportunity to qualify for next year’s WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year race and a chance to win a seat into the 2016 WPT® World Championship.

"Establishing ourselves in Iowa was one of our top priorities after the WPTDeepStacks launch,” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “The Midwest is a great poker market and Riverside Casino & Golf Resort is an even better partner. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing WPTDeepStacks to this world-­class property.”

“Our partnership with WPTDeepStacks will bring an unprecedented live poker experience to Iowa and we are thrilled about the opportunity to showcase our resort while advancing the game of poker in the region,” commented Brian Goodman—Poker Room Manager, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort®.

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.

About Riverside Casino & Golf Resort:
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort® is the Midwest’s premier gaming and destination resort.
It features a Vegas-­inspired casino, world-­class golf course designed by Rees Jones, one of a kind shopping opportunities, luxurious hotel rooms, top-­notch live entertainment, a relaxing spa, five restaurants, and the exclusive home of WPTDeepStacks-­Iowa.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
WPTDeepStacks: Justin Simon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort: Brian Goodman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.