The Small Town Poker Tour (STPT) announced today that, in addition to an already scheduled tour in Denmark, events are being planned in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Estonia. STPT producers are visiting various sites around region in an effort to scout appropriate venues for the European version of the series.
Said Mark Fracalossi, STPT executive producer: "I have been in many historic and beautiful towns in Denmark and Sweden the last few days. I was excited to see all the interest in finding the world's best amateur poker player. I hear there are very good players in this region and can't wait to see what develops. Our goal is to give people high quality events and a great time."
Hailed as the world's largest amateur poker series, the STPT has launched a global search for the world's best amateur poker player. In recent months, tour representatives have been spotted scouting locations in Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The first installment of the STPT is currently filming in the United States. A full list of locations can be found at www.smalltownpokertour.com.
The Small Town Poker Tour will feature a cross-country search for the host nation's best amateur poker player. The production will focus on the tour's "small town flavor," with No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament finals played out in casinos and the remainder of the tour consisting of back road poker playing. All money raised by the tour will be donated to local charities.
At the end of the series, all regional winners will come together in Las Vegas to compete in the Small Town Poker Tour Amateur Poker Championships, a cash and prize-filled season finale that will crown the Small Town Poker Champion.
Dates for future installments of the STPT will be revealed in the coming weeks.