2012 World Poker Tour Montreal Stop Announced For Playground Poker Club!


In an unexpected, yet not surprising announcement, two of our countries leading poker entities have joined forces to bring the World Poker Tour back to Canada!

“We are thrilled to be adding two exciting new events to our Season XI schedule,” said WPT CEO Steve Heller.

“As our first event in the Southern Hemisphere, WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic is a ground-breaking step into uncharted territory for World Poker Tour, while WPT Montreal marks a long-awaited return to one of the great poker centers in the world.”

WPT Montreal is set to take place from November 23-26th 2012, with a $3,000+$300 Main Event that will carry along with it what is sure to be a sweet prize-pool, all the prestige of a being an official World Poker Tour stop.

According to WPT Blog, “the World Poker Tour returns to Canada for the first time since 2008 with the WPT Montreal event at the popular Playground Poker Club in Quebec. With its CAD $3,000 + $300 buy-in and opportunity for re-entry, this new WPT Main Event – sponsored by PartyPoker.net – is expected to draw some of the biggest names in the game, including Playground Poker representatives Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak, and Erik Cajelais.”

While the World Poker Tour probably needs no introduction, having made 22 stops around the globe over it’s tenth season, with Main Event prize-pools alone totaling roughly $45,000,000 combined.

By now Playground Poker Club is also not unfamiliar to most, as Montreal has been the most consistent hotspot of Canadian poker since they opened their doors in late December of 2010.

Just one look at the roster of top pros and up and comers that are part of their Players Poker Club speaks volumes to the high standards and world class poker the venue has been spreading. The vast majority of their special events have seen sell-out fields and we don’t expect that will change for their biggest venture yet!

Those avid players living in Ontario have also turned out in numbers at the club located just minutes from downtown Montreal, as for most, flying, driving or hoping a train are all readily available and affordable options to make the trip. For the rest of Canada, frequent seat sales to one of Canada’s most historic major cities can easily be found for around the same cost as flying to Las Vegas. Unlike playing in the USA however, not having to leave a 30% withholding tax on any big winnings should be the icing on the cake for those considering competing in this caliber of tournament.

Be sure to get in on some of the free bankroll boost up for grabs and just maybe you can parlay it all the way into a World Poker Tour title!

Or, take advantage of our sign up bonuses to get more even more bang for your buck by signing up for your PartyPoker.com account with us.

Be sure to also check out some of the live promotions and satellites Playground Poker Club is sure to offer to get their players into this one. We’ll keep you updated on any and all options as more information this breaking news and game changing announcement is made available.


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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


  1. What great news…. the Playground Poker Club is an excellent place for poker, the staff is escellent and always feel at home going there. You have really chosen a great place for the WPT event in November.

  2. That’s really cool.

    Has anyone heard of Stardust Poker Mansion? there is a $300.000 purse tournament next weekend, Aug 30th – Sept 2nd. Thinking of checking it out. I am still beginner, so can;t play with $1100 sit in cost, but I hope I’ll be able to watch.
    Their site is http://www.stardustpokermansion.com


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