PokerStars Announces Locations for Championships Events

After the month of December, the European Poker Tour provided by PokerStars will be no more. On the 19th, the EPT will come to an end after hosting a stop in Prague. The EPT will then change into a new tournament series known as the PokerStars Championships. PokerStars has been working hard on the schedule for the new series and are now providing players with information so they can begin to determine which events to participate in.

The PokerStars Championships will start with the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. This event will now be known as the PokerStars Championship Bahamas and will take place from the 6th to the 14th of January. The Atlantis Resort will host the series and 92 tournament events are the schedule. The Main Event will have a buy-in of $5,000 and will run from the 8th to the 14th. The High Roller event of the stop will take place from the 12th to the 14th and will have a buy-in of $25,000. There will also be a Super High Roller event on the schedule with a $100,000 buy-in, taking place from the 6th to the 8th.

Before the PokerStars Championship takes place, the poker brand will be offering up two dates for the PokerStars Festival. The first event will take place at the Hippodrome Casino with the PokerStars Festival London. This event will run from the 22nd to the 29th of January. The second Festival will be the PokerStars Festival Rozvadov which will be hosted by King’s Casino located in the Czech Republic. This series will take place from the 2nd to the 13th of March. The schedule of festival events will be taking the place of the minor tours found on the EPT circuit schedule.

Once these two tournaments are complete, the PokerStars Championships will be back in gear. The series will stop in Panama in March from the 10th to the 20th, at the Solaris Resort and Casino. The next stop for the Championships will be Macau where events will be hosted from the 30th of March to the 9th of April. By the 25th of April, the PokerStars Championships will visit Monte Carlo where the Main Event will finish up by the 5th of May. Once the World Series of Poker concludes, the PokerStars Championships will be back in action, this time in Spain at the Casino Barcelona from the 15th to the 27th of August.

Edgar Stuchly is the PokerStars Director of Live Events who is ready to see the PokerStars Championships come to fruition. Commenting on the new gaming option, Stuchly stated:

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Poker players who are familiar with the schedule of the EPT will find that the PokerStars Championships will have popular stops removed or details of particular stops have yet to be determined. We should see in the coming weeks that PokerStars is finishing up certain details and completing the full schedule so players can prepare to compete. Surprisingly, the schedule does not include a major event in London which is a popular stop. The brand also has neglected New Jersey on the tour schedule, but this may be a smart decision. In the past, the state has not done well when hosting major events.