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APAT hosts poker tournament

2 November 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Amateur Poker Association & Tour ("APAT"), in association with PokerStars.com, today announced details of its premier UK based live event.

The APAT United Kingdom Amateur Poker Championship will be a two day event, hosted by Aspers Casino, Newcastle, on December 2nd & 3rd, 2006. Tournament seats will be sold online at APAT.com from Saturday November 4th. Entry is exclusively open to members of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour.

The tournament, which will have a capacity of 210 entrants, will attract some of the finest amateur players in the UK, who for a £75 entry fee, will play for an estimated prize pool of £15,000 - with the winner taking a substantial cash prize, prestigious title, Silver Challenge Cup, plus a sponsored $12,000 tournament entry package to the World Series Of Poker main event in Las Vegas!

Players will start the tournament with 10,000 chips and a structure designed to encourage creative play throughout. APAT standardised rules will be in operation.

Aspers Casino General Manager Paul Sculpher commented: "Aspers is delighted to host such a prestigious event and we look forward to welcoming APAT members and their guests, and to putting on a first class tournament."

Tony Kendall, Chairman of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour, added: "We are delighted to be bringing an APAT event to the North East. Aspers is a fantastic venue and our players are going to have a wonderful time."

Commenting on the recent APAT English Amateur Poker Championship, PokerPlayer Editor, Dave Woods stated: "The APAT event marked the beginning of a tournament revolution in the UK. Proper live tournament poker shouldn't just be the preserve of the sponsored pros. APAT has finally put that right."

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