After a successful first season under the new World Poker Tour (WPT) and DeepStacks Poker Tour merged brand to create WPTDeepStacks, they have released their schedule for Season 2.
It was already announced last month that DeepStacks would be back to Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton, Alberta for four more events over the next two years, and there were unconfirmed reports that the tour would be back at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary as well. The new schedule shows that Calgary will, indeed, see DeepStacks visit the city twice for Season 2. Out of the 15 total events on the schedule, four of them are in Alberta.
Last year was the first time DeepStacks had ever ventured north of the border into our fair land. The inaugural Canadian event was at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino and was won by Jeet Shergill. That was followed by the second-ever Canadian event in Edmonton at Casino Yellowhead, won by Ryan Smith. And, like last year, the Canadian events will remain DeepStack Poker Tour only, not WPTDeepStacks, as per Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) regulations who has stopped WPT from entering the province in the past.
The last and biggest event of the year — the $2,500 buy-in, $500,000-guaranteed, season-ending WPTDeepStacks Championship — will be held at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. Curiously, even though it is the WPTDeepStacks Championship, it too will have to shed the WPT affiliation for the event. All Alberta events will still qualify for Player of the Year points.
WPTDeepStacks Season 2 Schedule
|Hollywood (FL)||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino||January 29-February 1||$1,100||$300,000|
|Malta||Dragonara Casino||February 5-9||€440||N/A|
|Jacksonville||bestbet Poker Room||March 7-16||$1,100||TBD|
|Mississippi||IP Biloxi Hotel & Casino||March 20-30||$1,100||TBD|
|Calgary||Grey Eagle Resort & Casino||March 28-April 6||$1,100||$200,000|
|Edmonton||Casino Yellowhead||April 18-27||$1,100||$200,000|
|Iowa||Riverside Casino & Golf Resort||April 29-May 4||$1,100||$100,000|
|Central CA||Turlock Poker Room||May 9-18||$1,100||$100,000|
|Los Angeles||The Bicycle Casino||July 11-15||$1,100||$300,000|
|Chicagoland||Majestic Star Casino & Hotel||July 23-August 2||$1,100||$100,000|
|Reno||Atlantis Casino Resort Spa||August 20-31||$1,100||$150,000|
|Edmonton||Casino Yellowhead||October 4-12||$1,500||$200,000|
|San Diego||Ocean's 11 Casino||October 17-26||$1,100||$200,000|
|NorCal||Win-River Casino||November 14-23||$1,100||$100,000|
|Championship||Grey Eagle Resort & Casino||November 28-December 7||$2,500||$500,000|