The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) have today announced a partnership with the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT), which will cover four APAT Championship festivals in season six.
The partnership will start with this weekend’s APAT European Championship of Amateur Poker (ECOAP) which takes place at Dusk Till Dawn. ISPT UK representative Stephen McLean will be on hand at the Nottingham venue to kick start a world wide promotional campaign which the ISPT hope will bring together a field of 30,000 poker players; vying for a share of an estimated £20 million prize pool, at London’s Wembley Stadium in May 2013.
“All the poker fans are welcome, from amateurs to professionals. Therefore, partnering APAT was completely natural for us” said Prosper Masquelier, CEO of ISPT.
Des Duffy, Managing Director of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour said: “APAT are happy to lend our support to the ISPT. We created the UK’s first national poker tour and are excited that our members will have the opportunity to qualify for the UK’s largest ever poker event, online at APAT.com.”
The events for which APAT and ISPT will partner are as follows:-
* Aug 24 to 27 – European Championship of Amateur Poker – Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham
* October 13 to 14 – Scottish Amateur Poker Championship – Alea, Glasgow
* January 26 to 27 – United Kingdom Team Championship – G Casino, Luton
* March 28 to April 1 – World Championship of Amateur Poker – Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham
Details of APAT’s ISPT satellite structure will be announced shortly, while the player of the series at this weekend’s European Championship of Amateur Poker will be awarded the first prized seat to the Wembley event.
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