SKYCITY Festival of Poker Returns To Auckland in September
Posted at 16:21 2010-07-19
This September will see SKYCITY Auckland attract the world’s best poker players to the “Land of the Long White Cloud” for the return of New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious poker tournament, the SKYCITY Festival of Poker. Players both domestic and international will be returning to SKYCITY, New Zealand’s home of poker, with the goal of taking home the 2010 Festival of Poker trophy.
The SKYCITY Festival of Poker will run from 13 to 19 September with an estimated $1 million prize pool, the largest ever in New Zealand, culminating in the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Auckland Main Event.
The seven-day series will see SKYCITY’s dedicated poker zone transformed into card shark heaven, with single and multi-table satellite tournaments culminating in the five-day main event.
Ejaaz Dean, SKYCITY Auckland’s General Manager of Casino Operations said, “This is the third year the SKYCITY Festival of Poker has been run at SKYCITY Auckland and every year the talent and professionalism of the players keeps on growing. The 2010 Festival of Poker is shaping up to be the best yet!”
“SKYCITY Auckland is the Home of New Zealand Poker, with high profile tournaments being held every few months attracting world class players.”,
Already confirmed for the series are Team PokerStars Pros Tony Hachem and New Zealand’s Lee “Final Table” Nelson who commented, “The SKYCITY Festival of Poker for 2010 should be one of the main fixtures on every poker player’s calendar. The main event will be the premier event of the New Zealand tournament poker year and will attract great players from Australia, Europe, and the United States, as well as the cream of the Kiwi crop. I'm really looking forward to it.”
Satellite tournaments for entry into New Zealand’s biggest ever poker tournament are being held by casinos and pub poker leagues nationwide. For more information on how you can take on the world’s best poker players, visit www.festivalofpoker.co.nz
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