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Card Player Poker Tour Kicks Off Strong At Choctaw Casino Resort

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 05, 2012

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In late July, the inaugural stop on the Card Player Poker Tour kicked off at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma and by all accounts, it was a remarkable success. The 12-day series drew huge crowds and paid out seven figures in total prize money. A Successful Series There were 31 different tournaments that took place at the Center Stage room at Choctaw, awarding a total of $1,841,411. An incredible 6,261 entrants took part in the series, allowing the property to surpass each and every posted guarantee. The tournaments were so successful, that the on-site hotel was actually sold out of rooms for most of the series. “The guarantees bring the players out,” said Choctaw Director of Poker Operations Ken Lambert. “The players know that if the casino is willing to put a lot of money on the line, which makes it worth heading out there and perhaps even ...


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