Awhile ago we announced the launch of Federated Sports and Gaming’s (FS+G) deal with the Palms Casino Resort to offer a new professional poker league which will serve over 200 of the world’s top live tournament players. Over the last few months, those top players have been busy qualifying in Season 1 so they will be able participate in the first of four inaugural tournaments that will kick off this August and here is how you can join them!
Recently named the Epic Poker League, the inaugural season will feature four rake-free $20,000 buy-in Main Event tournaments that will each have $400,000 added and a weekly Epic Poker Pro/Am charity tournament. The grand finale next February will see the top 27 players with the highest earnings during the regular season facing off in the Epic Poker Championship $1,000,000 FreeRoll event.
If you want to get in on the excitement, you can qualify from now through July 31st at The Palms Poker Room and the Key West Ball Room for as little as $40. All satellites are No Limit Texas Holdem:
• Saturdays at 7PM: $340 Super Satellite-One in five players win a Pro/Am seat with one seat guaranteed.
• Sundays at 7PM: $180 Super Satellite with one in 10 win a Pro/Am seat with one seat guaranteed.
• Daily: Single table satellite into the $180 Super Satellite for just $40.
• Daily: Single table satellite into the $340 Super Satellite for $65.
• Saturdays and Sundays Noon-10PM: $190 Single table satellite; first wins a Pro/Am seat, 2nd wins $200.
• Saturdays and Sundays Noon-10PM: $340 Single table satellite; first wins a Pro/Am seat plus $50, 2nd wins Pro/Am seat.
“For a $40 investment, anyone can have a shot at the glory on a national stage, a million dollars and poker’s most exclusive title,” said Annie Duke, commissioner of Epic Poker League. “That opportunity is unmatched in poker.”
So far, 218 live tournament players have already qualified for the Epic Poker League and more are sure to come on board due to the recent announcement that FS+G has acquired the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT). The HPT will be televising and producing the first Epic Poker League $1,500 Pro/Am event, which is sure to attract poker players wanting to qualify for the league and take a shot at playing on national TV for the whopping $1,000,000 first place pro Main Event prize.
“HPT is one of the great success stories in the poker industry,” said Jeffrey Pollack, chairman of Federated Sports + Gaming. “In a relatively short period of time, the Heartland Poker Tour has firmly established itself as an important national brand with a passionate, loyal player base. We are committed to poker entertainment in the broadest sense and to serving players and fans across the spectrum. The addition of HPT to the FS+G family fits perfectly with our approach.”
The HPT has seen more than 81,500 participants in close to 90 events since 2005 and awarded
in excess of $28.6 million in prize money while providing fans with over 170 hours of “high quality poker” television content.
“I believe our partnership with FS+G goes a long way to round out the American poker market,” said Todd Anderson, president and co-founder of Heartland Poker Tour. “Our tour, combined with the new FS+G professional poker league, creates an offering that serves aspiring enthusiasts of the game, as well as top poker professionals. This alliance will create bigger fields for HPT events, and even greater television coverage and viewership, which will ultimately benefit players, fans and the game.”
“Uniting with Federated Sports + Gaming is a natural fit because we share the common goal of innovating and growing the poker market,” added executive producer and co-founder of Heartland Poker Tour, Greg Lang. “As entrepreneurs with an established history of forging an independent path, we look forward to breaking new ground in poker by leveraging the talents of the accomplished team that FS+G has assembled. As poker players, we are fired up about taking HPT to a new level of excitement and fun for our players and fans.”