The first tournament will be at the Circa's Hispanola Resort and Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic between March 16-20, 2005 and April 13-18,
2005 at the Norwegian Cruise Caribbean Spirit Ship.
Rates for the trips, including buy-ins, travel, and accommodations, run $2,999. Re-buys are available at $500.
Winnings include $250,000-$500,000 (depending on number of participants), seats to other PTI tournaments, and seats to the Semi Annual Multi Million
Dollar Classic Finals.
PTI's production team includes Pro Players Lee Watkinson, who has won $1,453,573 from final tables this year alone and rated #1 in the World by Bluff
Magazine, Ted Lawson, winner of this year's Las Vegas Omaha World Poker Series, "Unabomber" Phil Laak, winner of the WPT Invitation 2004, Humberto
Brenes, known as "godfather of Costa Rican Players" and regular at final tables, Steve Kates, partner of Royal Oasis Casino, and Tournament Organizer
Together the PTI team has set plans in motion for a series of multimedia poker events in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America sponsored
in part by PartyPoker.com.
"Poker Tour International is a televised series of affordable high stakes tournaments for pros and amateurs to play together in South America, Central
America, and the Caribbean," says Kates.
"Most of the money goes into the pot," he continued.
Satellite tournaments for winners to win all expense paid trips will be held on PartyPoker.com and in various locations around the U.S.