Poker, at its best, offers an opportunity to bring people together in a friendly competitive environment.
The challenge of matching ingenuity, but with companionship and kindness at the heart of the experience, is what gives the game a special appeal that has allowed it to last.
This quality of play will be on display later this week and over the weekend when the Deaf Poker Tour arrives in Philadelphia for seven three-day events from May 12-14 at Live! Casino and hotel.
The Deaf Poker Tour was formed in 2006 by six friends and held its first full tournament in Atlantic City at the former Trump Taj Mahal (now Hard Rock Atlantic City). Since then, the DPT, made up of men and women, young and old, has made regular pilgrimages with letters to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Maryland and now Philadelphia, so that its players can test their skills, try their luck and enjoy each one. the company of others, all for extremely modest acquisitions.
More than 100 players are expected to attend the Philadelphia Poker Call.
About DPT events
The tournament offers sign language interpreters and writing material at each table to facilitate conversation between players, and between players and dealers. For the purposes of the Deaf Poker Tour, dealers must be trained in sign language to run the game.
“We’re excited to host The Deaf Poker Tour for its first tournament in Philadelphia,” said Anne Tran, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, in a press release. “It’s really inspiring to see so many people with an affinity for the game communicate in a different way than we are used to in the poker room. The tournament offers us the opportunity to bridge the gap between the hearing world and the deaf community. we are very proud of that. “
Live! Poker Room is looking forward to learning a new skill and welcoming these new customers who have been steadfast in pursuing their passion for poker, the casino said in a press release.
This week’s schedule
Event no. 1: Thursday, 11:15 am, Omaha, $ 100 registration. Event no. 2: Thursday, 3:15 p.m., DPT Satellite, $ 135 registration. Event no. 3: Friday, 11:15 am Event no. 4: Friday, 6:15 p.m., women’s tournament, $ 100 entry. Event no. 5: Friday, 7:15 p.m., Deep Stack Madness, $ 110 registration. Event no. 6: Saturday, 11:15 am, DPT Main Event, $ 200 purchase. Event no. 7: Saturday, 7:15 p.m., $ 25 Fat Stacks Reward, $ 120 purchase (open to the public).
The event held in Philadelphia is DPT no. 51. In the last DPT of March, Andrea Wilbur was the champion of the 50th major DPT event at a Live! Casino and hotels in Hanover, Maryland.
For information, see the group’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/DeafPokerTour, or their website, www.DeafPokerTour.com.
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The Multistate Internet Gaming Agreement is a multi-state pact that allows players from different states to face online poker.
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