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PokerStars announces NAPT Mohegan Sun bounty event

19 March 2010

(PRESS RELEASE) -- All eyes will be on Connecticut in April when Mohegan Sun in Uncasville plays host to the third stop of the North American Poker Tour.

The sixteen-day poker festival will feature some of the best players in the world competing in top-notch events including a $25,600 two-day High Roller Bounty Shootout. Not only will players gain a $5,000 bounty every time they knock out an opponent, but is adding a seat into the next High Roller Bounty Shootout for the player who collects the most bounties - a prize worth almost $30,000, including accommodations.

The High Roller tournament combines both bounty and shootout formats. Round one on April 12th involves nine tables of nine players, with the first place finisher from each table competing in the winner-takes-all final on April 13th. All the finalists will get $50,000. The remainder (less all the bounties) goes to the overall winner.

Team Pro Daniel Negreanu said, "I had the opportunity to play in the first High Roller Bounty Shootout at NAPT Venetian in February and I have to say it's an incredibly exciting format. I am really looking forward to the chance to play again at NAPT Mohegan Sun – and reach the final this time! It's going to be a great event."

To give many players an opportunity to play in the High Roller Bounty Shootout event, Mohegan Sun has scheduled a special $5,250 Super-Satellite qualifying tournament at noon on Sunday, April 11th. is guaranteeing ten (10) $25,600 entries as prizes in this Super-Satellite, with $51,200 (2 entries) added to the prize pool. At least one in-five entrants are guaranteed to win their way through to the High Roller Bounty Shootout event through this Super-Satellite.

The North American Poker Tour is an inaugural event to Mohegan Sun with 37 poker events over 16 days. The tournament will feature the $5,000 buy-in Main Event as well as the $25,600 buy-in Bounty Shootout event, both of which will be produced for a total of four hours for future broadcast on ESPN2 and be hosted by Joanna Krupa of Dancing with the Stars. The Main Event takes place April 7th – 11th and more than 600 players are expected to participate.

Other events include a $300.00 "Ladies only" tournament, a $1,100 buy-in tournament with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool, as well as other events at a wide assortment of buy-in levels. Among the top players heading to Connecticut are Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, world champion Joe Cada, Vanessa Rousso and Chad Brown.

The first NAPT was the Caribbean Adventure in January which was won by Harrison Gimbel from Florida for $2.2 million. Tom Marchese from New Jersey took down the NAPT Venetian Main Event in February for $827,648 and the NAPT Venetian High Roller Bounty Shootout was won by Ashton Griffin from Florida.

Multi-step satellite qualifying tournaments to the NAPT Main Event are currently underway in the Mohegan Sun Poker Room until the start of the tournament.

Both $230.00 "Step 1" satellites and $1,050 "Step 2" satellites are scheduled daily to make participation in the Main Event accessible to players at a wide range of buy-in levels.

Visit for additional details. One-in-five will advance from the "Step 1" satellites to "Step 2." One-in-five will advance from "Step 2" to the $5,000 buy-in North American Poker Tour Main Event.

Registration for all events is now available both in the Poker Room and online at Registration will be available 24 hours a day until the start of each event. Poker players are also reminded that they can now use their Player's Club points to buy into tournaments at a value of two points per $1.00.

For full details about all NAPT events, please visit For information about Mohegan Sun, including gaming, hotel and entertainment facilities, visit

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