Small Town Poker Tour Joins World Poker Association

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The Small Town Poker Tour Joins WPA’s Mission To Unite the World of Tournament Poker

The World Poker Association (WPA),, the non-profit governing body of tournament poker worldwide, announced today the induction of its Third organizational member, The Small Town Poker Tour. “The WPA is serious about creating a worldwide voice for all involved in poker. Their commitment to creating a code of ethics, rules and standards makes sense for the STPT to be part of", stated Mark Fracalossi STPT Creator.

“The WPA is thrilled to have the STPT on board and looks forward to their insight and contributions moving forward,” said Jesse Jones, WPA Founder. “Their involvement speaks volumes to the necessity and longing for an organized and unified voice for tournament poker.” Jones added.

Since its inception in November of 2005, the WPA has already attracted more than 800 individual members, including 40 founding members, and some of the most recognizable and respected figures in the sport such as Phil Helmuth, Joseph Hachem, Tom McEvoy,Phil Gordon,Gavin Smith,Mike Matusow, Barry Greenstein, Kristy Gazes, Kenna James, and Steve Brecher.

The Small Town Poker Tour is the worlds largest amateur poker tour, staging events around the world in search of the world's best amateur players. The STPT events also contribute to local charities along the way. "I encourage all STPT Players from around the world to join this worthy cause, the WPA is for anyone with an interest in poker from the amateur player to the Pro to casino and poker room employee's, the WPA will be one voice for all associated with poker", Fracalossi added.

You may register to play in the STPT at

Players, tournament directors, casinos, online card rooms, and dealers interested in membership can register online at for as little as $10 for individual membership.

About World Poker Association (WPA)

The World Poker Association was incorporated in November 2005 in Las Vegas to establish uniformity through rules and regulations, benefits and privileges to those players and entities participating in land-based and online tournament poker. The WPA is designed to assure the integrity of tournament poker through fair and consistent rules and procedures thereby increasing the opportunities of individual and organizational members worldwide. To download an application and become a member, go to


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