VIP Poker Room Unveils Official Launch Party & Inaugural Major Events


The vibrant poker scene in Montreal has not got even bigger, with the all new VIP Poker Room opening its doors and unveiling some of their own big plans for the first time to the public…

The VIP Poker Room has been is open for cash games since early November and has now launched their daily tournament schedule, with their official Grand Opening Celebration scheduled to take place between February 7th to 11th.

An exciting line up of poker players of all levels of experience are expected to be attendance through-out the festivities anticipated to be warmly welcomed by both players and fans alike; the “VIP Grand Opening Party” will also feature celebrities from entertainment, sports and not just the poker world…

A popular DJ from the Montreal club scene, plenty of other exciting entertainment, dining and cocktails hosted by VIP’s Draft Picks Sports Bistro, prizes and giveaways are just a few things “on tap” that you won’t want to miss!

“Our bar offers a wide array of unique and traditional cocktails, an exceptional variety of wines, and our Beer Master presents an eclectic menu of 99 varieties of domestic and international beers” promises Restaurant Manager Mecuri, “all cash game players receive complimentary food and beverages served table side in Montreal’s most comfortable poker room.”

“Whether you are looking for a casual meal, a great time with friends while watching your favourite sports teams, corporate event, or catered party, Draft Picks Sports Bistro will leave you feeling like a VIP.”

’The Party!’, will be followed up by the “VIP 100K Guaranteed Premiere Event”, which will feature two starting Day 1’s on February 8th and 9th, providing plenty of opportunity for players to participate.

This event will culminate the final table on February 11th, with the winner laying claim to a custom Premiere Event Bracelet to go with an expected massive top prize and pay-out pool.

If that isn’t enough, perhaps the most exciting component of the Grand Opening weekend will be the Inaugural 5k buy-in VIP Players Championship. This event promises to be a “who’s who” of both Canadian and International poker pros making up a strong representation of the world’s most elite players.

The $5,000 buy-in’s winner will also receive a custom made “2013 VIP Players Champion Watch” which will be exclusively by the world renowned Jacob the Jeweler.

A live blog, simulcast and video of the festivities will be available for those not able to attend but still interested in following all the action, though those able to make the trip from out of town can contact VIP Poker for special hotel and travel and travel offers.

About VIP Poker Room

Just what is the latest exclusively poker venue going to bring to the “tables” that might not be found everywhere else?

“Besides designing promotions and reward programs that we anticipate to be well received by players, we worked hard to bring in an excellent staff of passionate people that know what both people visiting and living in Montreal have come to expect on all levels; from the Director of Poker Operations and his staff having a wide range of experience working with the Canadian Poker scene, prior WSOP and WPT events, (as well as opening and running some of the largest cash game rooms in Florida and Nevada), to Restaurant Manager Maurizio Mecuri who has deep roots in the Montreal restaurant industry and charged with keeping the menu at the “Draft Picks Sports Bistro” offering fine culinary dishes for all palates and pocket books,” proudly explained Poker Player International’s Co-Founding partner Eric Siegel, who is a part of the Marketing and Player Development management team at the VIP Poker Room.

Noaman Khan, the General Manager, followed up with his staff’s commitment to service; “from the second you enter the room, you’ll see we have carefully addressed all your needs and desires: the most comfortable chairs, the most friendly staff, the finest cuisine, highly trained dealers, compelling cash games, tournaments and a massage, if it suits you. Come join us at VIP as we systematically unveil the very best poker experience for players of all skill levels and bankrolls.”

Well known pro player and industry innovator Eugene Castro, who is in charge of Business Development for the VIP Room continued,

“Every detail of how to bring a well balanced room for both serious professionals and recreational players was considered. Owner and licensee Mitchell Horne wanted nothing less than the best. That vision was brought to fruition through the services of two very talented individuals, Dmitry Druzhinsky and John Taddeo.”

Both have been directly responsible for the design and build out of the new room. Prior to this project, Dmitry was responsible for such projects as the opening of the casino at the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kiev, while John has held Chief Marketing positions in companies such as “Marvel Entertainment” and “Big Entertainment”, as well as being the creator of themed restaurants such as Florida’s “Cartoon Saloon.”

As for what players want, Eric further elaborated the direction the poker venue plans to take to please the masses.

“Poker Players International has been given the job of promoting and marketing the room. We represent players from the everyday lesser known top online grinders looking to make their way to the top, all the way up to up this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Greg Merson. With that said, we understand that poker players are made up of people of all ages and many are looking for entertainment as opposed to making a living at the game. We want to provide the resources for both. As a player who has travelled the globe and played in many of poker’s “hotspots” as they emerged, Atlantic City for example, I am very excited to find the same energy and excitement that has drawn world attention in the past surrounding the community in Montreal.”

Siegel continued, “We will offer a wide variety of tournaments and cash games based on player feedback, from consistent daily schedules that many enjoy, to special events that bring players to the community for a good time. We have already scheduled 100k Guaranteed Premiere Event within our Grand Opening Celebration with a $550 buy-in that players can play in for free through a variety of qualifying routes, like satellite entry or a full voucher simply for playing in our cash games. Our VIP rewards program won’t be limited to incentives just within our walls either; we will work with local businesses and partners to offer more than the standard expected perks.”

As for what else they look to do a world class job of, the topics of tournaments came up.

“We aren’t looking to dupe players by throwing the words “Super or Deep” stack around lightly. Our events will look at the big picture to provide the experience players want. Good structures require the proper balance of chips, levels and time.

Randy Kasper, Agency Leader for PPI, elaborated on diversifying. “We plan to have one of the best rosters of local and pro players on our team, as well as online affiliations. That will certainly help make sure we look at all angles and get it right. Above all, we are committed to being organized when we host events and all of our staff will have the best training to make sure players get the attention and service any VIP deserves.”

To get more information about VIP Poker Room visit

VIP Poker Room

Highway 138 Wolfco, Unit 15
Kahnawake, QC





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