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PokerStars Festival Adds Five New Tour Stops

PokerStars announced a slew of new PokerStars Festival stops on Tuesday, indicating a rapid expansion of the new live poker tour into Latin American and Asia. The first of these stops, Chile, will come after the previously scheduled upcoming stops in London and Rozvadov. “We are excited to take our PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival across the globe bringing our vision for live poker to a whole new level, ensuring a year filled with far more winning moments than ever before,” said PokerStars’ Director of Live Events, Edgar Stuchly, in Tuesday’s press release. “The wide range of poker events on offer in new and exciting destinations shows the expansion of poker and underscores our commitment to growing the game while providing the best live poker experience to players all over the world.” As our readers may well know by now, PokerStars killed off the European Poker Tour (EPT) at the

WSOP Announces New Stops for International WSOP Circuit

The World Series of Poker has announced the addition of seven stops to the WSOP International Circuit schedule, bringing the total number of stops on the non-U.S. portion of the Circuit to 14. The first six additions, announced a couple weeks ago, are: Sydney, Australia – November 22 through December 12, 2016 – The Star, Sydney Marrakech, Morocco – January 14 through January 22, 2017 – Casino de Marrakech Campione, Italy – March 6 through March 20, 2017 – Casino Campione D’Italia Cannes, France – April 17 through April 24, 2017 – Casino Barriere Cannes le Croisette Estoril, Portugal – May 1 through May 7, 2017 – Casino Estoril Brussels, Belgium – May 19 through May 28, 2017 – Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE Additionally, the U.S. Circuit event that was scheduled for Bally’s Las Vegas from February 23rd through March 6th has been moved to the Rio All-Suite Hotel &

WPT Adds Two Cambodian Stops on WPT National Tour

The World Poker Tour (WPT) announced last week that it has added to Asian stops to its WPT National Events tour. Partnering with An Education Investment LTD, the WPT is introducing both events in Cambodia. Both stops will be inserted into the schedule for the current season. The first will be held at the Holiday Palace Casino & Resort in Poipet, Cambodia from December 22nd through December 29th of this year. Interestingly, it will be called WPT National Thailand, even though it is in Cambodia. Poipet (Paôy Paêt) is right on the border of Cambodia and Thailand and has grown into a gambling hub of the region. Gambling is actually illegal in Thailand, so Thais cross the border to gamble in Poipet. The Holiday Palace Casino is one of a number of casinos and hotels situated in between the immigration checkpoints of the two countries, so people from Thailand can

European Poker Tour Announces Three Season 13 Stops

With the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final going on as this is being written, the EPT decided now would be the perfect time to announce the initial makings of the Season 13 schedule. Three tour stops have been announced – all familiar locations – as Season 13 gets going at the end of the summer. The first stop will be, what else, EPT Barcelona. To be held August 16th through August 28th at the Casino Barcelona, EPT Barcelona is the only stop that has been on the European Poker Tour during every season since the Tour’s inception. Said EPT President Edgar Stuchly in a press release, “Season 12 has been yet another record-breaker for the EPT with our biggest schedules ever and a record-breaking number of players. EPT Barcelona is always an astonishing festival and so we’re really looking forward to heading back to Spain in August after our