Jennifer Ferguson
Director, Marketing Services
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(Niagara Falls, ON) – February 2, 2018 – Niagara Casinos will host its annual World Poker Tour® Fallsview Poker Classic event, with the CDN $5,000 Main Event taking place February 10-12, 2018. The total prize pool for the World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic event, including satellites, is estimated at $5 million. This year’s event consists of a series of satellite tournaments, two super satellite tournaments, one shootout tournament, two individual tournament events and one World Poker Tour (WPT®) main event.

“The World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic event is our biggest poker event of the year and draws players from far and wide to test their skills and try their luck at becoming a poker champion,” said Richard Taylor, president, Niagara Casinos. “We’re excited for this year’s event.”

From February 2-4, satellites will be hosted at Fallsview Casino’s grand hall, and all tournament events will be held at Fallsview’s grand hall from February 5-12.

This year’s event marks the fifth WPT Fallsview Poker Classic event. Last year’s CDN $5,000 Main Event saw 489 participants compete for a $2.2 million prize pool, with Darren Elias of New Jersey taking home the top prize of CDN $429,384. The prize pool for all tournament events was CDN $5.4 million.

Registration and Information

Fallsview Casino Resort offers several methods for players to register and learn additional information about the World Poker Tour® Fallsview Poker Classic events. Players can call the poker hotline at 1-866-5-POKER-5 (1-866-576-5375), or visit Players can enter the tournament at Fallsview Casino’s or Casino Niagara’s Players Advantage Club booths, at Fallsview’s cage two, Casino Niagara’s cage nine, or by calling the casinos’ call centre at 1-888-325-5788. Players registering through the Players Advantage Club booths or call centre must pay using Mastercard or Visa.

Full Event Schedule*

*All figures in Canadian currency. Event



$1,100 Event # 1

February 5, 2018 to February 8, 2018

Fallsview Casino Resort

$2,500 Super Satellite

February 7, 2018

Fallsview Casino Resort

$2,500 Event # 2

February 8, 2018 to February 10, 2018

Fallsview Casino Resort

$5,000 Super Satellite

February 9, 2018

Fallsview Casino Resort

$5,000 WPT Main Event

February 10, 2018 to February 12, 2018

Fallsview Casino Resort

Shootout Event

February 11, 2018 to February 12, 2018

Fallsview Casino Resort

About Fallsview Casino Resort

Overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is an award-winning resort that has been offering premier entertainment and superior guest service since 2004. Featuring a CAA Four-Diamond Hotel with 374 luxury rooms and suites, Fallsview Casino Resort houses a large and impressive gaming floor with more than 3,000 slot machines and 130 gaming tables. Winner of the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence and CAA’s Four-Diamond Award for its two signature restaurants, Ponte Vecchio and 21 Club Steak & Seafood, this vibrant resort property also features a full-service spa and fitness centre, a state-of-the-art 1,500-seat theatre, dozens of dining and shopping options and more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara have been recognized as a “Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer” for eight consecutive years. For more information, visit, join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @fallsviewcasino or call 1-888-325-5788.

About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 16th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVI of WPT is sponsored by and is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 16 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to