Search News Subscribe
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Related Links

Poker Tour of the Americas schedule released

20 June 2008

LONDON, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Vega Promotional Systems, Inc. (VGPR.PK) today announced it has narrowed the list of stops for the inaugural season of the Poker Tour of the Americas (PTA) to six cities.

As a result of increased interest from cities in North and South America, Vega's plan is to hold six tournaments during the Tour's first year, with plans to expand to Tour to eight stops in season two.

The season one plan includes tournaments in the following cities:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Tunica, Mississippi

San Jose, Costa Rica

Cartagena, Colombia

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Quito, Ecuador

The location of the season ending Tournament of Champions to crown the champion of the PTA will be announced in the next few weeks.

In addition to promoting the PTA, Vega will be the Executive Producer of the video programming and plans to air the tournaments throughout North and South America. Since Vega will own the programming, the Company is currently negotiating for network airtime that would in turn, allow the Company to sell its own advertising for the programs.

The tournaments will be structured as invitational events with players from all over the world able to win seats via online and live local satellite tournaments.

Michael Herron, CEO of Vega stated, "This Tour will introduce the top players in the world to new audiences in South America as well as give local players the opportunity to play against poker's best players. The response we have received from all over North and South America has been incredible. With the popularity that poker has achieved the past few years, this type of Tour makes a lot of sense. There are some very good poker players in South America and we look forward to finding the next big name. Our timing couldn't be better. Poker is exploding in South America and Canada and combined with the popularity in the U.S., we feel the PTA will be a hit from day one. We've all seen the success that other tours like the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour have enjoyed and we feel that we can produce a first class tournament. Unlike a lot of poker programming you see on television, we are not attempting to sell the rights to a programmer, we will own the programming and will contract for the necessary time slots to air the one-hour shows. This will allow Vega to profit from the advertising, sponsorships, replays of the programming, and the tournament itself."

< Gaming News