Some huge news for poker in Canada as the World Poker Tour is coming back to Canada.

Expanding on its mission to introduce world-class tournament poker to new players and markets around the globe, World Poker Tour is pleased to announce the addition of WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic and WPT Montreal to its Season XI schedule.

Canada has been missing from the WPT, since the last time it was played at the Fallsview Casino and Resort in Niagara Falls.  There have been many rumours of the stop coming back, but nothing ever materialized.  This recent news has taken everyone by surprise, a welcome one that is.

From November 23 – 26, World Poker Tour returns to Canada for the first time since 2008 with the WPT Montreal event at the popular Playground Poker Club in Quebec. With its CAD $3,000 + $300 buy-in and opportunity for re-entry, this new WPT Main Event – sponsored by – is expected to draw some of the biggest names in the game, including Playground Poker representatives Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak, and Erik Cajelais.

Unfortunately this will be a non televised event, but things could always change from now till November.  There has been no word of preliminary events, but after Playground Poker Club put up a magnificent schedule up for their Playground Poker Classic, there most likely be some tournament goodness around the same time.  Also no news on online satellites to WPT Montreal at Party Poker yet, but we will surely post when they start.

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