Road to NAPT: PokerStars' Epic Qualifiers for North American Players Road to NAPT: PokerStars' Epic Qualifiers for North American Players

PokerStars US & PokerStars Ontario have unveiled the Road to NAPT Online Series, offering players yet another chance to win their way to the North American Poker Tour (NAPT) Las Vegas stop.

Starting on October 13 and spanning eleven days, this series will be hosted in three US states and in Ontario, Canada. The shared liquidity series, covering New Jersey and Michigan, boasts a total guarantee of $1 million. The Pennsylvania leg offers the same prize money and number of tournaments but is exclusively open to PA online poker players.

Ontario also joins the action with a schedule of 56 tournaments, offering $500k in guarantees. Collectively, these three series promise $2.5 million in prize money.

What makes this series even more enticing is the chance to win NAPT Main Event live packages, touted as the “biggest live qualifier EVER for players in North America” by PokerStars. On October 15 and 22, PokerStars will award over a dozen packages in each market.

Each package, valued at $5000, includes a seat at the $1650 Main Event, with the remainder provided in cash for Resorts World Hotel accommodations and travel expenses.

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NAPT Returns After a 12-Year Hiatus

Players in the US and Canada should be especially thrilled because PokerStars’ iconic North American Poker Tour (NAPT) is making a comeback after 12 years, with its first stop being none other than Las Vegas.

The NAPT Las Vegas is scheduled to take place from November 4 to 12 at Resorts World Casino in Las Vegas. The schedule is packed with 32 events, including the Main Event, NAPT NLH Cup, High Roller & Super High Roller, Mystery Bounty, Women’s event, Seniors, and PLO.

The NAPT Main Event runs from November 6 to 11 and has a $1650 buy-in, while the Mystery Bounty event requires a $1100 buy-in.

PokerStars is already providing multiple opportunities for its players to secure a spot in Sin City, including the Power Path for players in the dot-com market, Golden Passes from the recently concluded North American Championship of Online Poker (NACOOP), and the ongoing Vegas Infinite Gold Pass.

The Road to NAPT represents yet another chance for players in this region to earn their way to the prestigious live event hosted by PokerStars.

Road to NAPT: Series Highlights

The Road to NAPT includes online events that complement the weekly tournament schedule but come with “inspired buy-ins and boosted guarantees.” Buy-ins range from $10 to $1650.

The series offers various poker variants, including Pot Limit Omaha, 2-7 Limit Triple Draw, and 8-Game, spread across formats such as Turbos, multi-day events, PKOs, and more.

On the PokerStars New Jersey, PokerStars Michigan, and PokerStars Pennsylvania real money platforms, the US series features two standout events — a $500 buy-in NAPT Main Event Package Satellite on October 15, with $25,000 in guarantees and five Vegas Packages, each valued at $5000.

On October 22, PokerStars will host a Road to NAPT Grand Satellite with an entry fee of $300 and $75,000 in guarantees, guaranteeing ten Vegas packages, again valued at $5000 each, along with online tickets to the Road to NAPT Online Series.

Road to NAPT: Standout Events (US Markets):

  • Oct 15: $500 Road to NAPT Main Event Package Satellite, $25K Gtd
  • Oct 22: $300 Road to NAPT Grand Satellite, $75.3K Gtd
  • Oct 22: $1650 NAPT Main at Home, $125K Gtd

Players can qualify through daily $30 satellites, special Spin & Go tournaments with a $3 buy-in, and free entry paths via a three-step qualification route.

Three-Step Qualification Route:

  • Step 1: $3 Spin & Go’s (On-Demand)
  • Step 2: $30 Daily Satellites (MTTs)
  • Step 3: $300 Mega Satellite (Sunday, October 22)

Other series highlights include the $100 Sunday Special on October 15, with $75,000 in guarantees, and a $165 Main Event promising $150,000 in prize money.

The version for Ontario online poker players also features similar events, including ten NAPT Live packages on October 22.

The Road to NAPT Online Series runs from October 13 to 22.

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