Poker fans in Sri Lanka have much reason to rejoice as poker now finds a new destination in the island nation's capital of Colombo. The World Poker Professional Tour (WPPT) has announced that it will be making its way to Jim's Room at the Bellagio in Colombo to host the WPPT Dollar Poker Festival from 7 - 10 June, 2012.
The weekend will feature a 2 day Main Event as well as three rake free side events. The Dollar Poker Festival's feature tournament is a US$1000+100 Main Event where players will participate in a deep structure with 40 minute blind levels and a starting stack of 25000 chips. The schedule is as follows:
|7th June||9:00pm||US$ 100 No Limit Hold'em Tournament (Rake Free)||100|
|8th June||7:00pm||US$ 200 No Limit Hold'em Tournament (Rake Free)||200|
|9th June||6:00pm||US$ 1000+100 Freezeout (Main Event) - Day 1||1100|
|10th June||5:00pm||US$ 1000+100 Freezeout (Main Event) - Day 2||—|
|10th June||9:00pm||US$ 100 Pot Limit Omaha Tournament (Rake Free)||100|
Players will play down to the final table on Day 1 of the Main Event and those players will return the next day and play till a winner is decided. There is a cap of 50 players for every tournament, so its best if players reach the venue as early as possible to ensure they get a seat in the tournaments. Aside from these tournaments, there is also plenty of cash game action expected during this event weekend with games ranging from $5-10 all the way up to $25-50.
And there's some pretty great offers in terms of stay-and-play packages by the organisers for both tournament and cash game players. Here's the package offer for tournament players who pay and register before 1st June:-
|$1100 Main Event||2 nights complimentary stay at Taj Samudra|
|$1100 Main Event + 1 side Event||4 nights complimentary stay at Taj Samudra + $100 Flight Reimbursement|
Cash players too have similar packages to choose basis a minimum deposit and number of hours which need to be played at the tables in order to qualify for these great incentives. In order to know more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and for more information, contact Jim's Room in Colombo at 0094 776 868 543 or call their toll free India number at 1800 200 7200. Details of the WPPT Dollar Poker Festival can also be found here.
Here's a peek at the host casino for the event, Casino Bellagio:-