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.
Satellites will also be running at the Casino into next year’s Main Event, which begin at the property on November 7th and run through the 8th.
"As excited as we were to have our first event in Malta this November, we felt the move to February was the best choice.” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “Moving to February while also adding a second 2015 event was a great opportunity to show the community that we are committed to grow poker in Malta over the long term. We can’t wait to get started.”
"We are thrilled to have extended our relationship with WPTDeepStacks for another year and included in the roster four events rather than the three originally planned," said Franco de Gabriele, Business Development Director, Dragonara Casino. "WPTDeepStacks will bring a new dimension to the poker events market in Malta and will provide the local poker community with an opportunity to measure up with poker champions that will be joining the events. This is a great opportunity for Malta to position itself as a destination for great poker events.”
Malta will also be one of the first stops next year for WPTDeepStacks, which is set to announce it’s 2015 schedule in December. For more information about WPTDeepStacks-Malta, satellites, and room rates please visit WPTDeepStacks.com or DragonaraCasino.com.
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 for our players around the world.
About Dragonara Casino:
The Dragonara Palace opened as Malta’s first Casino in 1964 and was one of the first major projects to establish Malta as a prime tourist destination. The Dragonara Casino is managed by Dragonara Gaming Limited (DGL) a subsidiary of Pinnacle Gaming Group – the leading land-based operator in Malta. Since taking over the operation of the Dragonara Casino in 2010, DGL has been investing heavily to transform the Casino sector in Malta. Around 350,000 patrons visit the Casino each year making the Dragonara Casino the leading Casino in Malta. The Dragonara Casino is recognised as one of the most prestigious and established Casinos in Europe.
Since its inception, the Casino has grown to become a vibrant, active leader in the community, a local and regional entertainment destination and one of the largest employers in the area.