The PokerStars North American Poker Tour (NAPT) returns after a 12-year hiatus, and what better way to get the show on the road than with a fabulous one Las Vegas? 4th-12th November are the dates you should highlight in your diary because that is when NAP Las Vegas goes to Resort World in Sin City.
The 2023 NAPT Las Vegas takes place just a week before the most anticipated Formula 1 Grand Prix in history, which takes place on the streets of Las Vegas. PokerStars will be there Oracle Red Bull Racing will be there, right?
Although the NAPT is primarily aimed at the North American market, it is open to all PokerNews expects players to travel from far and wide to take part in this historic rebirth. A $1,650 buy-in NAPT Las Vegas Main Event runs from 6th-11th Novemberand a $550 PokerStars Cup is planned for 9th-12th Novemberwith a $5,300 high rollers attracts the biggest names in between 10-12 November. The full schedule for NAPT Las Vegas 2023 will be released in due course.
StevePriceVice President of PokerStars North America, can’t wait for the first NAPT to convene and dish at Resorts World in 12 years.
“We are excited to announce the return of this legendary series and to once again host the NAPT for poker players in North America. We’re working hard to make sure this is a spectacular series and can’t wait to travel to Las Vegas to bring that to the road show.
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Leon WheelerDirector of Poker Operations at Resorts World Las Vegas, is excited to be working with PokerStars and the NAPT.
“We are extremely excited to partner with PokerStars as we celebrate the return of the North American Poker Tour with the first stop at Resorts World Las Vegas. NAPT Las Vegas is sure to attract players from all over the world, and we look forward to hosting you once again at our world-class property.”
Expect numerous online satellites and multiple qualifying routes for PokerStars customers in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ontario and across PokerStars’ global platform. Las Vegas is the Mecca for poker players, so NAPT Las Vegas is associated with it Las Vegas Grand Prixis sure to be a huge hit with everyone.
The NAPT: A short but spectacular affair
The first PokerStars NAPT event was this $10,300 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event in January 2010, where Harrison Gimbal prevailed against 1,529 spectators and secured a proud 2,200,000 US dollars.
Only eight other events had previously taken place Black Friday struck, ultimately ending the original NAPT. In fact, the former Team PokerStars member won the $5,000 buy-in Main Event at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut in April 2011 Vanessa Self for $450,000, completed two days before Black Friday when leading online poker sites pulled out of the United States, making the NAPT unnecessary.
The online poker landscape in the United States is very different these days with PokerStars operating in multiple states. American players can currently play real money poker online at PokerStars in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. So expect these sites to be inundated with satellites and other ways to qualify for the NAPT Las Vegas Festival.