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Card Player Native American Casino Poker Tour Starts Saturday

$1,000 Main Event To Be Broadcasted On Card Player TV


Follow along with the action at the NACPT Choctaw with Card Player’s live updates and Twitter feed.

On Saturday, the Card Player Native American Casino Poker Tour will officially kick off its inaugural Main Event at Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma.

Though there is still time for players to come in and take advantage of what is sure to be an incredible tournament, those who stay at home will be in for a treat as well. On Sunday, Card Player will provide live streaming coverage of the NACPT Choctaw final table via Card Player TV, featuring interviews with players and tournament staff throughout the luxurious property. In addition to video reporting, the winner of this $1,000 buy-in main event will be featured in a Card Player Magazine cover story.

2008 World Series of Poker main event third-place finisher Dennis Phillips will be in attendance to help provide live commentary during the final table broadcast.

Phillips has lifetime earnings of just under $5.1 million, but after being thrust into the limelight as a member of the inaugural November Nine, he has spent a lot of time as an ambassador for the game. In addition to his time on the felt, Phillips co-hosts a radio show called “The Final Table” with Paul Harris on Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT on 590 The Fan KFNS/St. Louis.

“I’m excited to come down,” said Phillips, “I’ve known Choctaw’s Director of Poker Ken Lambert for years, and I know that it will be a quality production with Choctaw teaming up with Card Player.”

Lambert got started in the casino business as a busboy when he was just 16 years old at Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas. When he turned 21, he moved onto dealing cards and then helped open the Mirage Casino before becoming the Poker Room Manager at the Horseshoe in Tunica, Mississippi. Now, Lambert manages one of the most popular rooms in Oklahoma at Choctaw Durant.

Choctaw DurantChoctaw, which recently received a Four Diamond rating by AAA, is home to a 30-table poker room with a personal lounge and high-limit area, located on its own floor away from the noise of other games. With dedicated staff and guest services, the lounge makes poker players feel comfortable.

The casino is located less than a two-hour drive away from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Those interested in attending the NACPT Choctaw can call 888-OK-Choctaw for the special room rates in the casino’s 330-room hotel.

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