BELL GARDENS, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bicycle Casino's famous Legends of Poker and the World Poker Tour® will be making its much-anticipated return on July 28th through September 2nd boasting an estimated prize pool of $7,000,000. The Bicycle Casino will also be the first stop of the WPT® Main Tour this season.
The World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Tournament has been held at The Bicycle Casino since 2002 and has become firmly established as one of poker's premier events. The WPT® Main Event starts on August 23rd. Mega Satellites will be offered leading up to the main event, giving players a chance to win their $3,700 Day 1 Main Event Seat at a $400 buy-in. For the first time in WPT history, Day 2, taking place on August 26th, will offer a direct buy-in of $10,000. Poker fans can also watch the WPT® action live in spectator seating at The Bicycle Casino during the final table filming on August 29th, which will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net. The WPT® Main Event winner will win not only a piece of the $4,000,000 est. prize pool, but a custom WPT® Hublot watch, a custom pair of Monster® headphones and, of course, a coveted seat into the Season XIII WPT® World Championship.
In addition, The Legends of Poker tournament series will have an exciting lineup of events including NLH Deepstack Event #2 with $200,000 GTD, a variety of $1,100 buy-in events (Omaha8, NLH Bounty), the return of Mega Millions with $1,000,000 GTD as well as a chance in NLH Event #21 to win a WPT® World Championship Seat.
"We are excited to continue our partnership with The World Poker Tour®," said The Bicycle Casino Managing Partner and CEO, Hashem Minaiy, "and for the return of our very own Legends of Poker. It's definitely a tournament not to be missed this season with the impressive prize pool."
For details on tournament events, call The Bicycle Casino Welcome Center at (562) 806-4646 ext. 545, or check out the website at www.thebike.com.
The Bicycle Casino - Located just fifteen minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, The Bicycle Casino is an upscale first-class property and has served as one of the nation's premier gaming facilities since opening its doors in November 1984. The Casino's spacious, 100,000 square-foot Las Vegas-style gaming facility plays host to more than 3,000 visitors daily, seven days a week. Open 24 hours, the Casino's elegantly styled facility provides over 125 tables of the most popular poker games, such as Hold'em, 7-Card Stud, Omaha, and Mexican Poker. In addition to poker, the Casino displays 50 tables of Asian card games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em and Pai Gow Tiles. What's more, the Casino features some of the largest poker tournaments in Southern California with the World Series of Poker Circuit Event, Legends of Poker, and World Poker Tour, being just a few of the extraordinary events held each year. The Casino's luxurious amenities include a spectacular entertainment center as well as 24-hour Welcome Desk, massage service, gift shop, cafe & deli, Starbucks Coffee, an exclusive VIP gaming lounge, smoking atrium and valet parking. For more information about The Bicycle Casino, please call (562) 806-4646 or visit our website at www.thebike.com
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