The Native American Casino Poker Tour (NACPT), which has its first stop at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant in Oklahoma on Dec 1 – 11 this year, has been launched today by the Card Player Media. The rest of the schedule is to be announced during the following weeks.
The main events of the tour will be shown on Card Player TV, and the final table action will be broadcast live at CardPlayer.com. Card Player Magazine will feature the main event winners on its cover page.
The inauguration, which is scheduled to be held in Choctaw Casino Resort, located at a distance of one hour to the north of Fort Worth, will comprise 20 poker tournaments. The centerpiece of the event will the main event, which will be held on Dec 10 for a buy-in of $930 + $70. Any poker player above the age of 18 is welcome to participate.
The buy-ins for NACPT Choctaw are between $100 + $25 and $270 + $30 and will include a wide range of No Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit Omaha 8 or Better, and Pot Limit Omaha tournaments. Players can try qualifying for the Main Event through satellites, which will be held at the casino.
Besides the guaranteed prize, the main event winner will receive a free entry worth $1,600 into the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Event, which will be held in Jan 2012 at Choctaw. Players participating in the NACPT will also receive special rates of $69 or $99 for the poker rooms at Choctaw Resort; however, this is a limited offer.
Explaining the concept, Card Player Media President Jeff Shulman said: “Our vision is to combine the efforts of Native American poker rooms with Card Player’s massive poker audience, for a nationwide tour. With the help of Card Player’s poker and media expertise, the Native American Casino Poker Tour will foster closer relationships between the casinos and their players.”
Voicing his opinions on the event, Ken Lambert Jr., the poker room manager of Choctaw Casino Resort said, “We could not have asked for more than to be the first to see a new poker tour, and one that is focused on the Native American casino industry.” He further said that the casino is very excited to be the venue for the first stop of the NACPT and is looking forward to the event and the chance to strengthen bonds with other Native American casinos.