WPT returns to Jacksonville April 19 for BestBet Spring Series

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The greatest show on felt returns April 19 to Jacksonville, Fla., when the World Poker Tour hits the First Coast for the Jacksonville Spring Series hosted by BestBet Jacksonville.

The Spring Series features 13 events leading up to the $5K televised main event, which is a re-entry tournament that sports a $1 million guarantee and begins April 27. The series kicks off April 19 with a two-day $340 event that has a $150,000 guarantee.

The beautiful new BestBet facility will be running satellites for the Spring Series right up until the WPT BestBet Open main event. Starting April 1, single-table satellites will run daily, and multitable satellites will run nightly at 7.

Jacksonville is excited for the return of the WPT and the opening of the newest and biggest poker room in Florida. After breaking records with the Jax Fall Series in November, BestBet Jacksonville is ready to step to the front of the pack as the premier location in Florida to host poker’s biggest events. The new BestBet facility is one of the finest venues for poker, with a Vegas cardroom atmosphere and a huge 70-table floor (the most tables in Florida).

RAYMER IN TOWN: Greg Raymer, Poker Player Alliance spokesman and 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, will host training seminars at Pensacola Greyhound Track and Creek Entertainment Gretna. The Fossilman will hold no-limit hold’em tournament strategy seminars April 21 at PGT and April 28 at Gretna. Call the poker room for details.

Also, on April 7 at 1 p.m., Gretna hosts a $50K guarantee ($750 buy-in). Players begin with 10K chips (5K more for a $20 staff toke).

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— Troy Lennon is the Ante Up Ambassador for North Florida. Email him at anteuptroy@gmail.com.