The Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) will stop for the first time at Casino Royale, which is located at Maho Bay in St. Maarten along with Card Player Cruises. The event will include 22 exciting poker tournaments.
Zack Lawmaster, the tournament director for Card Player Cruises, said: “As the tournament director for Card Player Cruises, I am excited to be teaming up with Card Player Media to run and host their series of events in beautiful St. Maarten. We look forward to the start of an annual island extravaganza.”
The event will commence on April 24 with a $125 buy-in NL Hold’en Tournament and will conclude on May 3 with a $125 buy-in NL Hold’em Survivor Tournament. It will include other tournaments such as a $340 buy-in Omaha Eight-or-better Tournament, a $340 buy-in PL Omaha Tournament, along with several satellite qualifier events.
The highlight of the series will be the $1,650 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed NL Hold’em Main Event, which will begin on April 30 and conclude on May 3.
Casino Royale is the home of unlimited entertainment, giving players a chance to enjoy themselves, relax, and unwind in the midst of cascading waterfalls, water sports, swim-up pool bar, a casino, five bars and restaurants, nightclubs, and so on.
Sprawling over 21,000 square feet, the casino is the biggest in St. Maarten, featuring 21 roulette, craps, blackjack, Let It Ride Bonus, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, and Texas Hold’em tables. There are also 410 slots and video poker games based on a wide range of themes. The hottest titles are The Hangover, Sex in the City, Betty Boop, and Wheel for Fortune. The casino includes an exclusive zone for high-stakes action and a sportsbook.
Every night, the poker room offers jackpots worth $8,000 to Texas Hold’em players who create a Royal Flush, a Four of a Kind, or a Straight Flush.
Carbon Poker is currently running satellite qualifiers to give interested players a chance to win a prize package for the event. The online poker room is giving away 10 prize packages worth $3,500 each.
Each prize package includes the Main Event buy-in of $1,500+$150, accommodation worth $1,000 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino, and flight charges worth $850.
Players need to participate in a daily freeroll or a $1.10 buy-in satellite held at Carbon Poker to win a seat to the CPPT Caribbean $200k Guaranteed Main Event. They can also buy-in directly for $215.