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Reno to Host World Poker Tour Regional Event

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The World Poker Tour and Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa just announced a new partnership that will bring a WPT Regional event to Reno. It all starts September 16th through the 25th, 2011, with the two-day main event starting September 24th, 2011, with a $2,500 buy-in. The Regional Event debuts with all the excitement a World Poker Tour has to offer when the WPT Regional Western Poker Challenge kicks off at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

"Atlantis runs one of Reno's best poker rooms," said Adam Pliska, President of World Poker Tour.  "Pros and amateurs alike continually tell us about the quality of play found here.  We are excited to hold Reno's first ever WPT Regional event at Atlantis."

Players are going to be treated to dramatic views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains and cityscape as they compete in Atlantis' distinctive tournament setting while vying to become the WPT Regional Western Poker Challenge champion. As Atlantis has continued its successful transformation into northern Nevada's premier resort and poker destination, it is pleased to be the home for a new WPT Regional Event in Reno.

“The World Poker Tour is a leader in the ever expanding poker community and Atlantis is thrilled to host a WPT Regional event,” said David Farahi, Executive Director of Gaming Operations for Atlantis. “Atlantis is committed to being on the forefront of the poker world’s expansion and to provide northern Nevada with the best poker experiences.”

Atlantis will also host a unique opportunity for poker enthusiasts by giving them the opportunity to participate in a WPT Boot Camp from September 19-21, 2011. This intensive poker camp will be taught by poker pros. To find out more and register please visit

Tournament details to follow. For updates, please visit

About Atlantis
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is located at the corner of South Virginia and Peckham Lane, in the heart of Reno's new shopping and dining district. Atlantis offers eight award-winning restaurants, world-class casino action, live entertainment, complimentary valet service and acres of free self-parking. Visit for information on events, tournaments, dining specials, online reservations and more. For more information call (775) 825-4700 or toll-free at (800) 723-6500.

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 has broadcast globally in over 150 countries and territories and is currently airing its all-new ninth season on FSN in the United States. Season 9 of WPT is sponsored by, a unique online membership site which offers inside access to the WPT as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the U.S. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT is a subsidiary of digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to

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