World Poker Tour Amateur Championship is heading to Vegas Baby!
WPTAPL is at it again, holding great tournaments, giving out great prizes and possibly giving the next great poker player the boast he needs to start playing with the big dogs.
In April of 2011 up to 2,000 amateur poker players from around the world will converge on Vegas to participate in the World Poker Tour Amateur Championship (WPTAC) taking place at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel. These hopefuls qualified through the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League (WPTAPL) by participating in more than 30,000 qualifying events that take place each year! Among the prizes will be a seat in a $10,000 WPT Main Event, multiple seats in the WPT Celebrity Invitational, WPT Boot Camp entries, WPTAPL Cruise packages and much more. The WPTAC is one of the largest free rolls in the world as these players never paid a thing to earn their seat!
WPTAPL is one of the largest free poker leagues in the world offering daily events that qualify you for larger events where you can win everything from local sponsor driven prizes, cash, entries into $500 WPTAPL weekly Online Free Rolls, WPTAC seats and more. Upper level WPTAPL events also award seats in the WPT Celebrity Invitational, a strict invite only event where Poker Pros and Hollywood Celebs mingle with the lucky few who won their seat to play for a $200,000 cash prize pool (around 400 players) and a $25,000 WPT Champions event seat to 1st place. Visit the World Poker Tour website for more information on the WPT Celebrity Invitational event.
Go to www.WPTAPL.com to find qualifying events in your area. Can’t find any? Perhaps you would like to bring WPTAPL to your area. WPTAPL offers business opportunities for those ambitious few who would like to make poker their profession and offer WPTAPL benefits to their local community. Contact us for more on the business opportunities with WPTAPL.
About Tropicana Las Vegas:
In the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, this resort is redefining the expectations of today’s global travelers with a major transformation scheduled for completion in 2010. The South Beach inspired changes include a fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, conference center, exhibition hall, the legendary pool area, and the addition of several new restaurants, bars, a poker room, and a state-of-the-art race and sports book. In addition to this transformation, the world’s largest Nikki Beach will debut in spring 2011 making it the city’s hottest destination. Nikki Beach at Tropicana Las Vegas will be the ultimate entertainment experience as the ultra lounge and nightclub flows into the four-acre beach club. The look and feel of the new Tropicana is vibrant and exciting, filled with the sultry rhythm of a hot Havana night. Visit www.troplv.com.
Recent WPTAPL winners!
Denny Price (Moberly, MO) won his $10,000 WPT Main Event seat in April of 2010 when he became the WPTAPL National Champion. Denny beat out 652 players to win the title. As this is being written Denny is playing in the Bellagio Cup VI and we wish the best of luck to Denny. We are sure he will do great.
Johnathan Grego (Little Elm, TX) won his ticket to Hollywood to participate in the WPT Celebrity Invitational taking place in LA at the Commerce Casino in 2011. Here are some thoughts from a recent conversation with Jonathan “When I started playing Hold ‘em in 2006, I took to it like a fish to water…I believe that Poker is 75 percent skill, 15 percent timing and 10 percent luck…but in the end, it helps to have a little luck, especially when you’re playing against a loose cannon…In this day and age, poker is changing rapidly and the face of a tournament champion comes in the form of an avatar. I take great pride in knowing that I have been given a chance to play poker the way it was meant to be played, face-to-face. I look forward to playing in the WPT Celebrity Invitational.”