Ontario Poker Tournament Schedule



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Here is a list of all Poker Tournaments in Canada for 2011. The Canadian Poker Tour is currently the only professional poker tour with Canadian locations. Hopefully that will change in the near future as the now defunct PokerStars North American Poker Tour (NAPT), Party Poker’s World Poker Tour (WPT), or Epic Poker League expand their schedule. Perhaps the WPT Niagara event will return!

British Columbia Poker Tournaments

Tourney: World Series of Poker Circuit Event (WSOPc)
Date: October 27 – November 7, 2012
Location: River Rock Casino Resort
City / Province: Richmond, BC
Tourney Info:
First time WSOP in Canada. More info

Tourney: West Coast Poker Championships (WCPC)
Date: September 24 – October 2, 2011
Location: Edgewater Casino
City / Province: Vancouver, BC
Tourney Info:
$1650 main event buyin – $600,000 prize pool

Tourney: British Columbia Poker Championships (BCPC)
Date: October 23 – November 9, 2011
Location: River Rock Casino Resort
City / Province: Richmond, BC
Tourney Info:
4 events. $? million prize pool. Click here for a Full 2011 BCPC schedule

Alberta Poker Tournaments

Tourney: Alberta Poker Championship (APC)
Date: January 15-22, 2012 (9th Annual)
Location: Casino Edmonton
City / Province: Edmonton, AB
Tourney Info:
2012 Alberta Poker Championship schedule

Tourney: Canadian Open Poker Championships (COPC)
Date: August 22 – September 2, 2012
Location: Deerfoot Inn & Casino
City / Province: Calgary, Alberta
Tourney Info:
10 Events. Click here for the 2012 Canadian Open Poker Championships schedule

Tourney: 2012 Kickoff Series
Date: Jan 26 – Feb 5, 2012
Location: Deerfoot Inn & Casino
City / Province:
Calgary Alberta
Tourney Info:
8 Events including $1,650 2 day championship

Tourney: King of the Felt Deepstack Championships
Date: Aug 4-12, 2012
Location: River Cree Resort & Casino
City / Province:
Edmonton, Alberta
Tourney Info:
$370,000 prize pool. 4 events, $1k main event

Saskatchewan Poker Tournaments

Tourney: Station Poker Classic
Date: March 21-24, 2012
Location: Casino Regina
City / Province: Regina, Saskatchewan
Tourney Info: 4 Tournaments, $1100 main event, 240 players max on Fri Mar 23

Tourney: Harvest Poker Classic
Date: November 8-12, 2011
Location: Casino Regina
City / Province: Regina, Saskatchewan
Tourney Info: Regina’s poker tournament series, 4 events, $1,100 main event. $500,000 combined prize pool

Tourney: SIGA Poker Championship 2011
Date: October 1-2, 2011
Location: Dakota Dunes Casino
City / Province: Whitecap, Saskatchewan
Tourney Info: $550 buyin, $65,200 grand prize including a 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event buyin

Manitoba Poker Tournaments

Tourney: Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open
Date: April 7-10, 2011
Location: McPhillips Station Casino
City / Province: Winnipeg, MB
Tourney Info: 3 Events more info

Ontario Poker Tournaments

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Tourney: Fallsview Poker Classic
Date:
January 16-21, 2013
Location:
Fallsview Casino Resort
City / Province:
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Tourney Info:
$5,000 main event, $2,500 event, and $1,000 event. 2013 Fallsview Poker Classic schedule

Tourney: Winter Classic 2010 Deepstack
Date: March 28, 2010
Location:
Thousand Islands Casino
City / Province:
Ganonoque, Ontario
Tourney Info:
$575 buyin, max 60 entrants. $30,000 prize pool

Tourney: Nothing To Hide
Date:
November 26-28, 2010
Location: Caesars Windsor
City / Province:
Windsor, Ontario
Tourney Info:
$850 buyin. est. $200,000 prize pool. Satellites running Nov 14-25

Tourney: WSOP Satellites
Date:
Every second saturday of the month
Location:
Caesars Windsor
City / Province:
Windsor, Ontario
Tourney Info:
$550 buyin. Daily tournaments friday & saturday – $115, sunday to thursday – $60. Freedom Friday $300. Saturday Night Showdown $225. Sunday Showcase $225. Ladies Showcase $60

Tourney: GBH Island Poker Series
Date:
May 31 – Jun 1, 2012
Location: Great Blue Heron Casino
City / Province:
Port Perry, Ontario
Tourney Info:
$2100 buyin. $240,000 prize pool.Series details and 2012 GBH tournament schedule here

Quebec Poker Tournaments

Tourney: World Poker Tour – WPT Montreal
Date:
November 23-26, 2012
Location: Playground Poker Club
City / Province:
Montreal, Quebec
Tourney Info:
$3,300 WPT Regional event. Final table televised More Info Qualify for the WPT on Party Poker

Tourney: Stardust Canadian Poker Classic
Date:
Aug 17 – Sep 2, 2012
Location: Stardust Poker Mansion
City / Province:
Montreal, Quebec
Tourney Info:
Qualify for the Stardust Poker Classic main event on Poker Stars. $1,100 main event. $110 satellite every Sunday night!

Tourney: Grand Loto-Quebec Poker Tournament
Date:
May 19-20, 2012
Location: Casino Lac-Leamy
City / Province:
Hull, Quebec
Tourney Info:
$25,000 buyin for a seat to the WSOP The Big One for One Dropmillion dollar buyin tourney. More Info

Tourney: Playground Poker Classic 2012
Date: April 27 – May 14, 2012
Location: Playground Poker Room
City / Province: Montreal, QC
Tourney Info: 15 Events. $2k Deepstack, 3day main event, $10k high roller. Bracelets! More Info

Tourney: The Montreal Party Poker Classic
Date: Saturday March 25 – Tuesday March 28, 2012
Location:
Le Windsor
City / Province:
Montreal, Quebec
Tourney Info:
$275 buyin. 3 day 1s. Top 100 players return for day 2.$125 rebuys and add-ons. Top 10 win WPT main event seats. Tournament is sponsored by Party Poker and charity is for the BRCA. More info

Tourney: Royal Series of Poker
Date: February 11-12, 2011
Location: Montreal Casino
City / Province: Montreal, QC
Tourney Info: $2,500 buyin, 120 max players. Winner also gets a WSOP main event package

Tourney: Poker Pro Classic
Date: January 27 – 30, 2011
Location: Four Aces Poker Room
City / Province: Montreal, Quebec
Tourney Info:
$1,500+$150 buy-in event. Satellites available on UB.

Tourney: Four Aces Open
Date: July 28 – September 13, 2010
Location: Four Aces Poker Room
City / Province: Montreal, Quebec
Tourney Info:
6 week poker tournament series with $25,000 in added prizes. $2500 main event Full 2010 Four Aces Open schedule

Tourney: Four Aces Poker Pro Canada Classic
Date:
Thursday April 15 – SundayApril 18 2010
Location: Snakes Poker Club
City / Province:
Montreal Quebec
Tourney Info:
$1,650 buyin, 2 day 1s, day 1a bustouts can re-enter day 1b. $450,000 prize pool, 300 players expected

Atlantic Canada Poker Tournaments

Tourney: Deep Freeze Bounty
Date: February 25-26, 2012
Location: Red Shores Casino
City / Province: Charlottetown, PEI
Tourney Info:
$56,000 prize pool

Tourney: WinterLude
Date: March 4 – 6, 2011
Location: Casino New Brunswick
City / Province: Moncton, New Brunswick
Tourney Info:
$1,000+$100 buy-in event. $200,000 prize pool

Ontario Poker Tournament Schedule For Today

Tourney: Luck o the Irish
Date:
Saturday March 20, 2010
Location:
Casino Nova Scotia
City / Province:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tourney Info:
$220 buyin.Usually 1 monthly tournament. 2010 schedule here

Tourney: Atlantic Canada Poker Championships
Date:
October 14-16, 2011
Location:
Red Shores Casino
City / Province:
Charlottetown, PEI
Tourney Info:
$550 buyin.Estimated $160,000 prize pool

Tourney Tracks lists every major tournament series that happens in a casino in North America, but now that online poker is back in the United States, there are tournaments available online too! Residents of New Jersey and Nevada, and more states very soon, can play everything from freerolls (free poker tournaments with cash prizes) to real money tournaments with big buy-ins and bigger prize pools.

To help you find the best online poker tournaments and freerolls, we have chosen the three best regulated US poker sites and created this guide. These sites are completely legal to play in the states where they operate, and they are the best places to play for real money online.

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WSoP.com

WSoP.com has an excellent schedule of online tournaments, both freerolls and tournaments played for real money and they are currently the largest site in Nevada and the second largest site in New Jersey. We expect the site to continue to grow with the best name in tournament poker backing them and qualifiers to live events during the World Series of Poker bringing in players in big numbers during the live events of the summer.

Having a recognizable name and offering deposit and withdrawal options from Caesars properties makes WSoP a great site to play online tournaments and a nice freeroll schedule means that you don’t even have to deposit to build up a bankroll.

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888 Poker

888 Poker has been around the online poker scene since the beginning, but live players may not recognize them. The freeroll schedule is generous, with big cash prizes for the winners, and the real money tournament schedule is also very good. With their extensive experience in the online poker world, and a partnership with a strong brick and mortar casino, we expect 888 poker to be around for a long time.

Borgata Poker

The Borgata is one of the best names in live poker, and in their partnership with Party Poker they are poised to become one of the biggest names in online poker as well. The poker tournament schedule at Borgata Poker is excellent, with a nice selection of freerolls and the largest tournament fields of any online poker site that is legal in the United States.

Daily freerolls that pay real cash prizes, a wide selection of real money tournaments, and easy deposit options make Borgata a great place to play.

These sites are all fairly new, opening soon after online poker was regulated within Nevada and New Jersey in 2013, and we expect the market to continue to change. The three sites we have reviewed are not only the largest sites now, but also the most reputable and we think they are the most likely to continue to thrive.

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The Future of Online Poker Tournaments in the United States

The tournaments at all three sites are excellent, with good structures and reasonable field sizes. US sites can’t compete with the big worldwide sites yet, but they are growing and the fields are already large enough to win serious cash. In an open and regulated market, with strong competition, the future of online poker in the US will only get better.

We expect WSoP.com to continue to dominate the market in Nevada because the brand is so strong there already. With a huge influx of new players every summer trying to qualify for WSoP events, the fields should be very large during the live World Series of Poker events in June and July, and some of these players will play on WSoP.com whenever they visit Nevada later, so this brand certainly has a chance to grow with an opportunity that other brands do not.

888 Poker is a well known brand in online poker, and they got off to a fast start, but numbers have fallen recently. They are still the second largest site in New Jersey, well ahead of the rest of the pack, and an established brand like 888 will almost certainly find a way to stop the slide, but they will likely lose out to both WSoP and Borgata unless they find a new partner or a new way to promote the brand.

Borgata Poker and their online partnership with Party Poker got off to a fast start, and they are the most successful online poker brand operating in the regulated system in America. Their numbers in New Jersey have dropped off in recent months, but they are still the largest legal US online poker site right now.

Party is one of the most successful brands in the history of online poker, possibly second only to PokerStars, and they have won everywhere they have gone. With Stars having trouble getting a New Jersey license, Party has a nice head start and they will have the knowledge and the funding to move quickly as more states open up. We expect this brand to dominate pretty much everywhere except Nevada, and they could choose to make a strong run there as well, especially if they can partner with a large live casino chain.

The Domino Effect

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Online poker tournaments in the United States, especially those with cash prizes, have been tough to find since the four major sites were shut down on the now infamous Black Friday by the Department of Justice. With the opening of legal online poker in New Jersey and Nevada, the market is slowly starting to grow again.

The key to a successful site, especially when it comes to tournaments, is large player pools. A tournament with ten players does not interest many players, but if 1,000 players join, then hundreds more will join next week because of the allure of a large first place prize. This critical mass will bring in many more players and much larger prize pools, but it won’t happen in a single state.

When states start working together, and combining their player pools, the fields will be large enough that critical mass will happen and players will be excited to play online again. The buzz around legal online poker in the US will grow quickly once this happens, and the process is already happening. Multiple states are looking at regulated online poker, including Pennsylvania and California with their huge populations, and a few large states banding together would cause many more states to get in line for a share of the cash.

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Until this critical mass is reached, player pools will be a little smaller, but they will also be very soft and easy to beat. That makes today the perfect time to sign up for an online poker site and start learning to beat the tournament game. As the sites grow, so will your winnings, and you’ll have a significant head start on your opponents who are learning the game while you are already way ahead of the curve.