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Poker tour reaches deal with Vegas casino

27 August 2010

WICHITA, Kansas -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League (WPTAPL™) and Tropicana Las Vegas, currently undergoing a Phase 1 $165-million transformation, are proud to announce their new partnership. These two innovative companies are joining forces to offer the poker community something never seen before, a worldwide amateur No Limit Texas Hold 'Em championship event. Tropicana Las Vegas will host the inaugural World Poker Tour Amateur Championship (WPTAC™) April 20th – 23rd, 2011, offering over $160,000 in cash and prizes.

The WPTAC will award multiple main events, boot camps, cruises, and much more to its winners. Tropicana Las Vegas and WPTAPL qualify players from participating leagues and venues around the world who want to advance their members and patrons to this event. This new partnership will allow for an attractive range of special joint offers from the two companies, including discounts and special tournaments available to WPTAPL members throughout the year.

Both companies expressed excitement about the partnership. "It's an exceptional combination of best-in-class brands, and Tropicana is honored to be considered home to the thousands of WPTAPL members," said Tom McCartney, president and COO of Tropicana Las Vegas.

Shane McCullough, executive vice president of WPTAPL, commented: "This WPTAC will be the largest event of its kind, making Tropicana Las Vegas a truly unique destination for poker lovers and WPTAPL members."

More information on this partnership and how to qualify for the event is available at Tropicana Las Vegas and WPTAPL want to give players a chance to be the next WPT Poker-Made Millionaire™.

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