US poker players will now be able to qualify for the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) in London in May 2013 via satellites being hosted on the Lock Poker web site.
The event, which is being promoted as the “Biggest Poker Tour Ever” is scheduled to take place at Wembley Stadium in London between May 31st and June 6th 2013 and will be comprised of a two-day online tournament followed by five days of live poker on the world-famous soccer pitch.
It is estimated that the prize pool for the 2013 ISPT Main Event will be €10 million ($13 million) and 30 side events are also planned to make the trip to London a worthwhile experience.
Michael Mizrachi, Sam Trickett and David Benyamaine have already been signed up as ambassadors to promote the International Stadiums Poker Tour and those expected to compete in the Main Event include Patrik Antonius, Liz Lieu, Roger Hairabedian and Lock Poker sponsored pro Francisco “YuranPt” Costa.
Qualify for the ISPT on Lock Poker
Whereas poker players from the US have previously be unable to take advantage of the online satellites to the International Stadiums Poker Tour being hosted on online poker sites available throughout the rest of the world, Lock Poker have just announced that they will be soon hosting online qualifiers to the ISPT Main Event.
The satellite schedule has not yet been released, but Lock Poker has promised that opportunities will exist for players of all budgets. Usually this means that there will be a qualifying process for a primary satellite – usually a Steps SnG program – but some other online poker rooms have hosted low buy-in re-buy tournaments to enable players with smaller budgets to qualify for the feature event.
More Good Reasons to Play at Lock Poker
In addition to the online qualifying program for the International Stadiums Poker Tour, Lock Poker has a number of serious promotions which poker players in the US are able to take advantage of. A 36% rakeback deal, excellent Lock VIP Program and monthly rake races are all potentially lucrative tools for any poker player, and players cashing in the weekly feature $100K guaranteed tournament often benefit from a significant override.
Furthermore, Lock Poker has extended its first deposit sign-up bonus of 200% up to $4,000 for new players using the 2013 Lock Poker bonus code “THEFUTURE”, while existing Lock Poker clients can take advantage of a 150% reload bonus up to $3,000 throughout January by using the Lock Poker bonus code “LOCKNLOAD”.