BREAKING: NAPT announces new stop in Los Angeles

napt-thumb.jpgAfter three successful events already this season, the North American Poker Tour has added another stop: we're heading to Los Angeles!

The famous Bicycle Casino will host the event, scheduled for November 12-17. That leaves plenty of time for you to make plans and try to win your seat for much less than the $5,000 entry fee.

Fire up the PokerStars Lobby, go to Events >> NAPT and you'll soon see freeroll qualifiers for Los Angeles, giving you the chance to win a prize package that includes tournament buy-in, hotel accommodation and expenses. A full set of satellite events will be up closer to the event.

NAPT Season 1 got off to a cracking start at the PCA in January, followed by stops in Las Vegas in February, and a bumper event at the Mohegan Sun in April. Team PokerStars Pros were out in force for all three, with Jason Mercier winning the Mohegan Sun $25,000 Bounty Shootout after the Main Event had finished.


Jason Mercier

There's sure to be another star-studded turnout in sunny California. Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu said: "I've played at The Bike in the past and there is a strong local presence in LA. It's always really important for a tournament's success to have a strong core of local players as it gives even more incentive to travel to the events when you know there will be big money on the line. I'm looking forward to playing."

Others scheduled to play include Vanessa Rousso, Barry Greenstein, Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, 2004 WSOP Main Event winner Greg Raymer, plus returning WSOP champion; 2009 Main Event winner Joe Cada.

Make sure you get there, too. For more information, go to the NAPT tour page.

Haig Kelegian, Managing Partner of The Bike, said: "We are very enthusiastic to secure the West Coast Tour stop. We clearly recognize the NAPT as the next major happening in the evolution of poker, and we have no doubt this Tour will entice and attract players from all over the world."