The Fallsview Poker Classic Returns in 2011

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 25, 2010) – The largest poker tournament in Canada is scheduled to make its 2nd appearance at Fallsview Casino Resort in January, 2011.

The Fallsview Poker Classic will be held from January 6 to 11. Qualifying satellite sessions are scheduled to begin on October 25, 2010 and run until January 10.

The tournament, which has the highest stakes in Canadian Poker, will once again allow Texas Hold ‘Em players to enter into three events. Depending on lady luck, one individual could end up at three separate final tables for a chance to win a piece of the $2.8 million* prize purse.

Players can buy directly into the main events for an entry fee of $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000, depending on which tournament they wish to enter. Alternatively, players can choose to battle their way into one of the main events through satellite or super satellite tournaments with entry fees as low as $120. This is the first time super satellite tournaments have been held in Ontario.

Last year’s winners included professional poker player Gavin Smith, who walked away with more than $232,000 in prize money.

“Our players continue to tell us how much they love the action in the poker room, so our annual tournament is sure to appeal to poker players of all levels,” says Greg Medulun, Communications Director at Niagara Casinos.

Those interested in participating or looking for more information should visit and click on Poker Rooms or call 1-866-5-POKER-5.

*Total value of prizes for all three (3) Tournaments is $2,846,260 CDN based on number of expected players per Tournament.

Built on a cliff overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is one of the largest and most elegant gaming resort facilities in Canada and the crown jewel in Niagara’s stunning array of wonders. In addition to the intimate, 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre, Fallsview features a casino with over 3,000 slot machines and 142 gaming tables, a 374-room luxury hotel, a full–service spa and fitness centre, dozens of dining and shopping options and over 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.