Senior Poker Tour™ Launches First Official Tournament Series

Tournament Series Kicks Off Jan 15, 2014 for a 17 Event Series

Online PR News – 01-December-2013 – Las Vegas, NV – With the dramatic rise of seniors playing tournament poker, Senior Poker Tour™ (SPT™) has launched a nationwide poker tour for adults 50+ with the inaugural series taking place at Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Mississippi from January 15-19, 2014 and will feature 17 events culminating with the multi-day $550 buy-in main championship event.
With buy-ins ranging from $150-$550, the tournament circuit will provide opportunities for amateur, semi-pro, and professional players to test their skills in tournament poker amongst their peers. Joining the professional Team SPT™ are Poker Hall of Famers Tom McEvoy and Linda Johnson, Professionals Jan Fisher, Susie Isaacs, Mark Kroon and Marsha Waggoner.

“This is such a wonderful idea and I am both excited and proud to be a part of the Senior Poker Tour Team” said Mark Kroon. “I had a great time playing the senior’s event at the WSOP this summer. There is something positive to be said about playing in a more mature player field.” he added.

The series will take place at gaming destinations throughout the country and will have affordable buy-ins and a Player of the Year ranking system to recognize players who do well on the tour. The SPT™ National Championship tournament will be held at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas. All SPT™ Main Event final tables will be broadcast live to the world via live internet stream.

“The tour provides a venue to feature senior players with a traveling series filled with a wide variety of games that many grew up on. Our series not only includes Texas Holdem, but includes daily mixed games of Omaha 8, Stud 8, Horse, and Pot Limit Omaha." Said Lupe Soto, SPT™ CEO.

Vice President of SPT™ Hal Coblentz adds, "With the increase in population of poker players over 50 in the industry, it only makes sense to feature this segment of the poker world. By bringing an SPT™ tour to some of the top casinos in the country, we hope to support and recognize this segment of the industry allowing competition at its best amongst their peers."

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