LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Further expanding its tour offering in Europe, World Poker Tour® and Casino Municipal D’Amneville announced today a partnership to create the next WPT stop in France. The WPT Amneville 2010 tournament series kicks off October 30 – November 1 with land-based qualifiers and side events, followed by the 3200 + 300€ WPT Main Event November 2 – 6.
“The Casino d’Amneville is located at the perfect crossroad for European players, with close proximity to Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. We are delighted to welcome the World Poker Tour to Amneville for this unique French tournament,” said Christophe Schanne, General Manager of the Casino of Amneville.
Players can earn their way into the WPT Main Event though a variety of qualifier tournaments, including satellites at Aviation Club de France in Paris and The Grand Casino Basel in Switzerland, as well as super-satellites that will take place at Casino D’Amneville October 29 – November 1. More information will be available soon at http://www.casino-amneville.com, and www.aviationclubdefrance.com.
On top of the first place cash prize, the WPT Amneville 2010 main event winner will receive a WPT title and Champion bracelet, $25,500 entry into the WPT World Championship at Bellagio, and an eternal place in poker history among the elite ranks of WPT Champions.
Amneville Casino is a stunning venue located in a unique city that offers the world largest indoor ski slope, golf, auditorium, balneology/spa treatments and cinemas (www.amneville.com). Casino D’Amneville features 400 slot machines, a poker room, English roulette tables, French roulette table, Blackjack and more. For more information, visit http://www.amneville.com/en/divert.aspx?num_p=31
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the most recognized names in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT is now broadcast globally in 150 countries and is currently filming its all-new eighth season for broadcast on Fox Sports Net’s national sports network in the United States. WPT also offers a unique online subscription and sweepstakes-based poker club, ClubWPT.com, which operates in 38 states across the U.S. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT is a subsidiary of PartyGaming Plc. For more information, see www.worldpokertour.com.