Poker Tour International Announces First Quarter Tournaments and Free Sports Picks



Recently Poker Tour International (PTI) announced the dates and locations for their first quarter 2005 Texas Holdem tournaments.


February 7th – 13th – Isle of Capri Casino, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas March 12th – 16th – Circa’s Hispanola Resort and Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


April 13th – 18th – Norwegian Cruise Caribbean Spirit Ship.


Tournament entries, travel and accommodations start at $2,999 and re-buys will be available for $500.


The PTI production team includes world class players Lee Watkinson, Ted Lawson, “Unabomber” Phil Laak, Humberto Brenes, Steve Kates and Burt Kravette.  PTI and are partnered together to bring a series of tournaments to the Caribbean, Central America and South America while targeting both professional and everyday poker players alike.


To participate, contact PTI at 1-866-79-POKER, 1-877-38-POKER, or 305-933-5256.


At the time of this writing PTI’s website is currently under construction, but will soon be available at


PTI is focused on organizing a series of tournaments for the everyday player to compete against professionals. The goal is to allow all players to live out their poker fantasies without losing an arm and a leg to do so.


The tournaments are being sponsored by PartyPoker and they are the only online site offering satellites to these events.


PartyPoker Starting the New Year With A Bang of Free Sports Picks


PartyPoker, the world’s largest poker room, is kicking the New Year off with a series of high profile tournaments and deposit bonuses.


The Million IV, with an estimated prize pool of $7.5 million, sets sail from San Diego, California March 19th – 26th of 2005. Prize packages include a $12,600 cruise for two and an estimated $1.8 million dollar first place prize. Super satellites are being held now for as low as $7+1.


Not to be outdone, the Aussie Million, which beings January 13th, 2005 is now running satellites beginning at $33+3 and supers starting at $9+1. The estimated prize pool is $2.5 million AUD, and is being held at the fabulous Crown Promenade Hotel. Prize packages include a $7,400 entry into the main event January 18th – 20th, a $1,150 buy-in to the World Speed Poker Championship held January 14th-16th and an additional $2,500 USD in cash for airfare and discretionary spending.


Recently announced is the Players Club which rewards its players with exclusive privileges and unlimited rewards by earning points for each real money hand (ring games and tournaments) played on the site. The more points you earn, the higher your membership level can be, and the higher your membership level, the more points you can earn!


New players making their first deposit to PartyPoker will receive a free entry into the Million IV worth $32 and will be eligible for the $5,000 new player freeroll for $1.


If you are looking to refer some friends, PartyPoker offers a referral program wherein you receive $50 for each player you refer while they receive an additional $25 on their first deposit.


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