Saturday 1st April, 2017

WPT announces Amsterdam as first European stop of Season XVI

By Mad Harper

The WPT has announced WPT Amsterdam as the first European event of Season XVI, taking place May 5-13 at Holland Casino Amsterdam.

 

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This the WPT’s third consecutive visit to the Netherlands with a €3,300 Main Event featuring two starting flights with one re-entry per flight. In addition, WPT Amsterdam also features a European debut for WPTDeepStacks. The WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam €1,500 Main Event kicks off the festival and runs May 5-8, beginning strategic global expansion for poker’s premier mid-major tour.

 

Erwin van Lambaart, CEO of Holland Casino said: “I am very proud to welcome back the World Poker Tour to Holland Casino Amsterdam. It is the third time Holland Casino has hosted the WPT Amsterdam festival, and we are once again very pleased to welcome both national and international players alike. The WPT Amsterdam festival, now featuring WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam, has something to offer for everyone, as does Holland Casino with plenty of excitement for those ages 18 and up.”

 

The Season XVI WPT Amsterdam schedule contains a two-day €6,000 High Roller that runs May 8-9, plus several other great tournaments such as the €750 Pot-Limit Omaha, €550 Crazy Pineapple, and €2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo.

 

 

WPTDeepStacks

WPTDeepStacks will also, for the first time, be running a standalone WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year contest for Europe. The new WPTDeepStacks European Player of the Year will earn a package that includes €15,000 worth of buy-ins for WPT Main Tour events in Europe, a €5,000 WPTDeepStacks Europe sponsorship package for WPTDeepStacks Main Events in the region, and a custom trophy. The WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam series champion will also earn a seat into the season-ending WPTDeepStacks event in Europe, plus €500 for travel expenses.

 

More events in Europe for both the World Poker Tour and WPTDeepStacks will be announced soon.

 

Holland Casino is located in the heart of Amsterdam, between the Leidse square entertainment district and the museum district. Holland Casino Amsterdam boasts 40 poker tables, 37 live-gaming tables, state-of-the-art slot and video machines, lively bars, and celebrated restaurants.