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Oh how poker has changed in recent years. Gone are the smoked-filled poker rooms hidden in the back of bars and having to drive miles to find a good game. Say hello to the hundreds of online poker rooms and the gigantic poker rooms popping up in every casino on the block, where hot chicks, wearing next to nothing give massages for 2 bucks a minute. There are more fish now than ever and the pro poker player can't be happier or richer.
Not to long ago, there were maybe one or two major poker tournaments within the entire year, now the players need to choose which country they want to play at. Play in a satellite poker tournament to win your seat into one of the many WSOP, WPT, EPT, WSOPE, APPT, LAPT and LSOP million dollar poker tournaments right now!
World Series of Poker
Poker tournament officially began with the 1970 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Binion's Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and now the WSOP remains the largest and most coveted event in all of poker. The WSOP is televised exclusively on ESPN from the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and features 57 events, consisting of the game's most popular variations.
World Poker Tour
In 2003, the World Poker Tour (WPT) brought the game of poker into the homes of millions around the world. They would film the final tables of major poker tournaments around the world, with aid of a camera to let the viewers at home know exactly what cards the players were holding, making the game much more exciting.
European Poker Tour
In 2004, the European Poker Tour (EPT) first began. This year they will produce seven programs, each 90-minutes long, showcasing some of the most prestigious tournaments all across Europe. There will be a Grand Final Event at the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco which will include ten finalists and runners up selected from the six EPT preliminary events. Those players will then compete for the title of EPT Series 5 Grand Champion.
World Series of Poker Europe Tour
In 2007, Harrah's casino set up the World Series of Poker Europe Tour (WSOPE) to run in the month of September. The events take place at different London Clubs International Casinos and not only Europeans are invited but anyone in the world can play.
Asia Pacific Poker Tour
We can now say for sure poker has gone global! In 2007, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) began sponsored by PokerStars.net. Every year PokerStars sends thousands of poker players to compete in events all across Europe, the US and the Caribbean.
Latin American Poker Tour
The most recent major tournament circuit is the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) which came to existence in 2008. Season 2 of the LAPT is scheduled to make stops in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Why not win some huge cash prizes and bake in the sun at some of the world's most beautiful places.
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by Bones at Poker Room on April 08, 2009
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