The Ladies International Poker Series Tour (LIPS) has announced that it will hold the US Ladies Poker Championship Circuit Tour (USLPCC). The 8th season of LIPS will comprise 12 events, the first of which will be the 2-day tournament, scheduled to commence at Choctaw Casino in Durant in Oklahoma on Dec 4 Saturday.
All the announced events have main events with buy-ins of $300 plus $40 and optional $10 chips whenever required. The final table of each tournament will be shown live online.
The tour will then move on to Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles; Orange Park Kennel Club, Jacksonville, Florida; Venetian Casino, Las Vegas; Thunder Valley Casino and Resort, Lincoln, California, before finally heading to Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.
Five events are to be introduced into the schedule of the tour at Golden Nugget Casino although the details are not yet available. Lupe Soto, the founder CEO of LIPS, said: “The US Ladies Poker Championship, now in its third year, has been so successful that we decided to take the event on the road to give women an opportunity to compete for another prestigious title. Along with our casino partners, we’re proud to bring women’s poker to the viewing audience via live Internet streaming.”
Each 2-day main event has a buy-in of $350. Besides, mega satellites with buy-ins of $150+$25 plus chips worth $10 whenever required will be held on the second day of each stop. The winners of these satellites will receive prize packages to the $550 Buy-in US Ladies Poker Championship in Las Vegas, scheduled to be held on September 1, 2012.
Each prize package is worth a total of $1,500 and will include a premium ticket worth $100 for Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony as well as travelling charges worth $850.
Karina Jett, a female poker star from Vietnam, who won $119,010 just for finishing second in the Ladies Championship event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) held this summer in Las Vegas, is eagerly waiting for the tour. She says: “I look forward to playing in these events. The level and skill of women who play at this level is equal to any event I have played in open events.”
The sponsors of USLPCC are Grrrinders.com, Lynvia Designs Jewelry, and OnTilt Fine Poker Wear. Interested poker enthusiasts can keep visiting the official website of LIPS USLPCC for the latest updates regarding dates, venues, and timings.