PokerStars’ North American Poker Tour is again after a 12-year hiatus.
The NAPT will begin its comeback tour this November at Resorts World Las Vegas. The kickoff cease is ready to run from Nov. 4-12 on the Las Vegas Strip, with the collection main into what is going to arguably be the occasion of the yr in Sin City: the first-ever Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix happening on Nov. 18. PokerStars’ companion Oracle Red Bull Racing will probably be among the many contenders in that historic F1 race.
Some of the marquee occasions from the upcoming NAPT Las Vegas schedule embrace the marquee $1,500,000 assured $1,650 fundamental occasion (Nov. 6-11), a $5,300 buy-in excessive curler event(Nov. 10-12), a $550 buy-in PokerStars Cup occasion (Nov. 9-12). You can try the total schedule on PokerStars’ official site.
“We are delighted to announce the return of this iconic series and once again hold the NAPT for poker players in North America. We’re working hard to ensure that this is a spectacular series and can’t wait to head to Las Vegas to get the show on the road,” mentioned Steve Preiss, VP for PokerStars North America.
— Resorts World Poker Room (@PokerRoomRWLV) October 5, 2023
The fundamental occasion is limitless re-entry, with registration closing on the finish of stage 10 for every of the six beginning flights. Players will begin with 30,000 in chips with 40-minute ranges and preliminary blinds of 100-100 with an enormous blind ante of 100. The remaining beginning flight will function a ‘last chance turbo’. It kicks off at 8:00 PM native time on Wednesday, Nov. 8, with ranges lowered to twenty minutes in size. Flights 1A, 1C, and 1E will every start at 11:00 AM on Nov. 6-8, whereas flights 1B and 1D kick off at 6:00 PM on Nov. 6-7.
“We are thrilled to partner with PokerStars as we celebrate the return of the North American Poker Tour with the first stop at Resorts World Las Vegas,” mentioned Leon Wheeler, Director of Poker Operations at Resorts World Las Vegas. “NAPT Las Vegas is sure to bring players in from all over the globe, and we look forward to hosting them once again at our world-class property.”
The NAPT premiered in 2010, with that yr’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure being run beneath that banner. Card Player writer Barry Shulman positioned third from a subject of 1,529 entries in that occasion, with Harrison Gimbel securing greater than $2.2 million because the eventual champion. Other notable winners embrace Tom Marchese, Jason Mercier, Galen Hall, and Vanessa Selbst, the tour’s solely two-time champion.
The tour halted operations halfway by means of its second season because of the shutdown of US operations by PokerStars within the wake of poker’s Black Friday. The first season featured seven occasions, with three having run in season 2 earlier than the schedule was minimize quick.
More details about the NAPT could be discovered on the tour’s official website. More stops are anticipated to be introduced within the coming months.
PokerStars is internet hosting a variety of different large dwell event stops across the globe within the coming days and weeks. The 2023 European Poker Tour Cyprus pageant kicked off on Oct. 11 and can proceed by means of Oct. 22. The UK and Ireland Poker Tour Edinburgh picks up simply a few days later, with occasions from Oct. 24-29.