ESPN2 to Broadcast NAPT

Daniel Negreanu

The PokerStars.net North American Poker Tour will be seen in millions of households across the U.S. thanks to a deal with ESPN2.

ESPN2 will televise 16 original hours of the new poker tour, starting April 2010.

All of the NAPT stops will be featured including Las Vegas, Connecticut and the Bahamas for the PCA.

“Having the North American Poker Tour on ESPN2 is going to take poker on this continent to a different level,” said Team PokerStars.net Pro Daniel Negreanu.

“With some of the most important gaming venues in the US on board and the reach of ESPN2, the NAPT is set to bring the excitement of world-class tournament poker to millions who love this game as much as I do.

The NAPT, which was announced at the PCA in January, is set to offer numerous tournaments around North America with a variety of buy-ins and huge payouts.

The main event for the first season has been set at $5,000 with a variety of ways to qualify on PokerStars.

ESPN2’s coverage of the first event at the Venetian will include the unique $25,000 High Roller event, which will feature a number of the world’s biggest poker celebrities such as Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari and Tony G.

The NAPT event at the Venetian in Las Vegas is set to take place Feb. 20-24, 2010. Visit PokerStars for the complete NAPT schedule.

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