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APAT hosts poker tournament.

Online Casio,, and The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT), have announced details of its premier UK based live event. The APAT United Kingdom Amateur Poker Championship will run over two days, hosted by Aspers Casino, Newcastle, on December 2nd & 3rd, 2006. Entry is limited to members of the APAT where tournament seats will be sold online from Saturday November 4th.

The tournament has the capacity to house 210 entrants and will attract some of the finest amateur players in the UK, who for a £75 entry fee, will play for an estimated prize pool of £15,000. The winner will take a substantial cash prize, prestigious title, Silver Challenge Cup, plus a sponsored $12,000 tournament entry package to the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas.

‘Aspers is delighted to host such a prestigious event’, said Aspers Casino General Manager Paul Sculpher. ‘We look forward to welcoming APAT members and their guests, and to putting on a first class tournament.’

Throughout the tournament, the standard APAT rules will be in operation and the quality of play will be on par with the professional circuit, making this an ideal arena for new and untested players to try their hand at making a name in the poker industry. Each player will start the tournament with 10,000 chips and the structure is designed to encourage creative play throughout.

Tony Kendall, Chairman of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour, added, ‘We are delighted to be bringing an APAT event to the North East. Aspers is a fantastic venue and our players are going to have a wonderful time.’

Stephen Holder.
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