NAPT announces Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout
At the Venetian, the $25,000 Bounty Shootout was a first-of-its-kind event, and it was a success. Now, it's coming back to the North American Poker Tour.
Next month at the Mohegan Sun, the NAPT is reprising the Bounty Shootout with a two-day $25,000 event that is bound to draw some of the top players in the world.
If you're just tuning in, the $25,000 event combines both bounty and shootout formats. The first round on April 12th will featured an expected nine tables of nine players, with the first place finisher from each table competing in the winner-takes-all final on April 13th. All the finalists will get $50,000. The remainder of the prize pool--minus the $5,000 per player bounty--will be awarded to first place.
Team PokerStars.net Pro Daniel Negreanu said, "I had the opportunity to play in the first High Roller Bounty Shootout at NAPT Venetian in February and I have to say it's an incredibly exciting format. I am really looking forward to the chance to play again at NAPT Mohegan Sun."
Young pro Ashton Griffin won around half a million bucks when he took down the Venetian Bounty Shootout last month.
To give as many players as possible an opportunity to play in the High Roller Bounty Shootout event, Mohegan Sun has scheduled a special $5,250 Super-Satellite qualifying tournament at noon on Sunday, April 11th. PokerStars is guaranteeing ten $25,600 entries as prizes in the Super-Satellite, with $51,200 added to the prize pool.
The North American Poker Tour is an inaugural event to Mohegan Sun with 37 poker events over 16 days. The series will feature the $5,000 buy-in Main Event as well as the $25,600 buy-in Bounty Shootout event, both of which will be produced for a total of four hours of programming ESPN2. The Main Event will go off on April 7-11. More than 600 players are expected to participate.
For full details about all NAPT events, head on over to NAPT.com.