THE Canadians are coming to Las Vegas, EH?


Crack open a cold one and crank up the Rush…  Americans may not be familiar with Canada Day, but on Friday, July 1st, the newly transformed Tropicana Las Vegas resort and casino will tip its cap to the Great White North, welcoming the Canadian Poker Tour to celebrate this national holiday in universal style: with a poker tournament!

Hosted by WSOP Mixed Hold’em gold bracelet winner/proud Canadian Gavin “Ole G” Smith, the Canada Day Mega Stack Poker Showdown will start with 30-minute levels, concluding with 40-minute rounds at the final table.  With $20,000 in starting chips, there will be a $1,000 buy-in and $100 tournament fee to enter, making this one of the best tournament structures players will find.  Spaces are limited to 72 players, so register early by calling (702) 739-2648.  To book a room at the all-new Tropicana Las Vegas, please call (702)739-2648 and mention promo code CANPK11 to receive a special room rate. For more information about the event, please visit

Television highlight coverage will be directed by seasoned L.A. Poker Television Producer Jonnie Kedj, who has produced poker television for the World Poker Tour and most recently Poker Stars’ “The Big Game”.  Event coverage and interviews will also be streamed online with TV hostess Amanda Leatherman.  The Canadian Poker Tour is owned and operated by HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.



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