As the only Canadian province without at least one casino, Labrador and Newfoundland poker enthusiasts have two options to fix their betting: taking part in a small cash game which is hosted by local watering holes or play the game online.
“The real problem in Newfoundland is that we have no casino and no poker room at this place to host big tournaments,” says Danny Noseworthy, an instructor from Mount Pearl and professional player.
“The Bella Vista or the Dooly’s, they are surely decent games, but although the island there is just not a big tournament. You just can’t go and host a $500 tournament somewhere.”
Noseworthy was recruited to join PPIPoker.com Last year as one of its ambassadors. It is not long before that he approached the friend and co-owner Casey Jarzabek about the option of hosting a series of online poker strictly for Newfoundlanders.
He says, “I really wanted to give back in a sense as we just have no other place to play together.” “In the online series of the game, everyone can sit at home together and it gives them an opportunity to play together, give a challenge to the other players from the island.”
We got the green light for the idea and the first-ever Online Poker Series Newfoundland will kick off soon. It will be two-day event and will take place exclusively at ppipoker.com/newfoundland. The event will take place on this weekend.
The event features six events and there will be three events on each day with a guaranteed total prize of $5,500. In the event all buy-ins and winning amount will be in U.S. dollars.
The event will start on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the tournament no-limit hold ’arm, which will continue with a free roll event at 3 p.m. It will and concludes at 5 p.m. with pot-limit Omaha game.