PokerStars Launches New Tour Down Under

Published January 8, 2009 by OCR Editor

PokerStars Launches New Tour Down Under

Qualifying from the beginning of January; tournament begins in Adelaide Feb 4.

PokerStars announced the launch Wednesday of a new poker tour to be played across Australia and New Zealand in 2009.

The Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour, or ANZPT, is scheduled to begin on February 4 at Adelaide's SKY City Casino, the casino that originally introduced Texas Hold 'em to Australia way back in 1987.

The league format for the tour means players will be awarded points based on how many events they enter and the position they finish in.

Some of the biggest names in Australian poker will compete in the tournament, including Eric Assadourian, Tony Hachem, Grant Levy, Celina Lin and Emad Tahtouh.

"Following the success of the second season of the APPT earlier this year, we are excited to be expanding poker further throughout the region," said ANZPT spokesperson Danny McDonagh. "The ANZPT will provide Australian and New Zealand poker players with a professionally-executed tour in their own backyard."

Qualifying begins online at PokerStars.net on January 1. The first ANZPT season will run until June 2009.

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