U.S. Poker Tour’s American Poker Championships in Las Vegas

High-stakes tournament poker began in downtown Las Vegas at Binion’s way back in the early 1970’s. The U.S. Poker Tour is bringing poker back to it’s roots with the inaugural American Poker Championships, to be held November 3-20, 2008 at the world famous Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel.

Binion’s will also be offering special room rates for players during the event dates. Players can take advantage of these rates by calling the reservations line at 800-937-6537 and using the promo code “American Poker.” This series of events will include Hold Em, Stud, Razz, Omaha, and H.O.R.S.E. We also have two ladies events, The Rising Stars Championship (for players ages 30 and under), a casino employee’s event, and The Senior Championship (for players ages 55 and up).

The complete list of events for The American Poker Championships are available on our website Events Calendar. Simply find the calendar on the homepage and go to the month of November for the list of events.

About U.S. Poker Tour

The U.S. Poker Tour is an entirely membership-driven organization and the first of its kind to offer sanctioned, Nationally-ranked poker tournament events to players across the United States. The U.S. Poker Tour supports the growth of poker in the U.S. from its grassroots to the highest levels of professional competition. The tour begins its first full season September 25, 2008 and will continue through September 24, 2009, giving away $10,000 to the best players in the country. The USPT offers every poker player the opportunity to be ranked against other U.S. players and win additional cash and prizes based on their tournament performances. By early 2009, USPT will be offered at more than 30 casinos and poker rooms across the country and expects to have more than 50,000 Member Poker Players participating. Contact USPT toll free at 888-87-4USPT or visit us online at http://www.4USPT.com.