Small Town Poker Tour to Visit Vegas

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New Poker Tour for every player level to be featured at Vegas conference.

The Small Town Poker Tour a new poker tour dedicated to finding the worlds best amateur poker player, will offer original episodes of the tour at NATPE Convention January 24 at the Mandaly Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. “NATPE seems to be the best place to showcase the Tour and show,” stated Mark Fracalossi Executive Producer. “We feel the exposure we get will be good and lead to the right placement of the show” Fracalossi said. The Small Town Poker Tour will travel all fifty United States in search of the best amateur player in America, along the way featuring a unique blend of characters that make for some very exciting action.

The Poker Show will be different from the rest, "We put more on the people aspect and feature unique locations." The Tour comes to town everyone who lives in that state is invited out to play, the money is given to charity.

All of America will get to vote on the Towns the tour visits .The Small Town Poker Tour is the first Amateur Poker Tour to travel the world. The tour works with local charities.

"We want to make this the finest traveling fund raiser in the world," Fracalossi said. Make It Happen Productions of Los Angeles will produce the show."Billy Frank of Make It Happen, is know worldwide for is unique style and vision, he truly is the best man for the job, Fracalossi added. The tour will be managed by top poker group, The Division. "Jeff Brausch CEO of The Division is known for producing proprietary marketing programs for many of the world's best-known brands. His expertise in event marketing will truly make the STPT a world class tour," Fracalossi added.

"Stephen Connolly will handle day-to-day operations of the tour. With over 25 years of event management experience, Stephen will be responsible to seeing all details are carried out successfully. Matt Savage will ensure that the 'game' component of the Small Town Poker Tour is of the highest caliber. As the preeminent Poker Tournament Director in the World, Matt Savage knows how poker should be played," Fracalossi said. "They also have access to some of the world’s top players who will also advise on the tour," Fracalossi added. “I am elated about the team we put together, we will have a few big announcements in the next few weeks," he said. A European, Canadian and Australian Tour is also in the works.

"We are going to take poker back to where it all started," Fracalossi said. "Everyone views the shows now with their high stakes, and flashy sets, but the roots of Poker games can be found in every small town in the USA." The show will add a new grass roots look to the nations fastest growing card game Texas Hold'em. "Our goal is to make this a fund raising machine for the towns we visit," Fracalossi said. You can find out more about the tour at http://www.smalltownpokertour.com. Any one can nominate a town, simply by visiting the web site.

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