Officials at Fallsview Casino Resort have announced that the resort will host the first-ever World Poker Tour (WPT) Canadian Open from October 22 to 24, just days before the giants of the poker community arrive in Niagara Falls for the WPT North American Poker Championship, beginning October 25.
Created to give recreational poker players from both sides of the border the opportunity to experience a big-time professional poker event, the WPT Canadian Open will be run exactly like the WPT North American Poker Championships, but will have lower buy-in costs both for the tournament itself and its various satellite tournaments, which are already underway in the Poker Room at Casino Niagara – Fallsview's sister property.
'Players taking part in the WPT Canadian Open will experience everything the professional WPT players experience – the bright lights, the TV cameras, the pressure, everything!' said Greg Medulun, manager of corporate communications for Fallsview. 'Playing online and in regular casino games is one thing, but sitting where the stars sit with all eyes on you is quite another.'
'We recognised the need for a major national televised poker event that Canadians could call their own,' said Steve Lipscomb, CEO and founder of WPT Enterprises. “We look forward to working in concert with the Fallsview Casino to establish the WPT Canadian Open as the premiere poker event in Canada.”