Ireland is set to host a World Poker Tour event in 2012. WPT Ireland is going to take place at the City West Hotel in Dublin between January 5 - 8, with a buy-in of €2,500. It is set to be sponsored by next generation poker room PKR, in the first event of a three year deal.
The stop will incorporate the Irish Poker Championships, formerly in Galway, including the €750 IPC Main Event. Additionally, qualifiers coming through PKR.com will also win exclusive access to the PKR WPT Experience. Continuing on from their popular series of events during the WSOP in Las Vegas, players will now get to enjoy great parties and special events in Dublin around the WPT Main Event.
Adam Pliska, President of the World Poker Tour said: “We are excited to be join with our partner PKR.com to bring the World Poker Tour to Ireland for the very first time. The history and heritage of poker in the Emerald Isle make it a tremendous tour stop and the beautiful City West Hotel and all of its top-notch accommodations will make this a memorable event.”
Simon Prodger, Marketing Director of PKR said: “We are delighted to partner with the World Poker Tour to bring an event to Ireland for the very first time. Dublin will be a fantastic tour stop and we think the combination of high quality poker and the Irish spirit of fun will draw players from all over the world.”
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