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Senior Poker Tour Announces Upcoming Tour Dates and Partnerships

Robert "Chip Burner" Turner

The Senior Poker Tour, which recently Glen Biddle of Centerville, AR take down its inaugural event at Horseshoe Tunica for $16,432, has announced its next event — the SPT Vegas Spring Classic from April 8-13 at Stratosphere Casino in Las Vegas.

“SPT has demonstrated that this tour fills a gap in the poker world. We are excited to be the trendsetter and leaders for this concept in the industry. The response by our players and the poker community has been fantastic," said SPT Vice President Hal Coblentz.

In addition, the SPT has joined forces with the PPC Poker Tour, which recently tripled in size for its second season.

“SPT is growing very quickly and we’re aligning with other poker tours who share our vision. We’re proud to announce a partnership with PPC Poker Tour with our first event at Tampa Bay Downs on March 11 at 1 p.m. where qualifiers will win a seat to the PPC Aruba senior event in October,” said SPT CEO Lupe Soto.

Finally, the SPT has announced three new addition to its pro team — Donna Blevins, Robert “Chip Burner” Turner and Nancy Todd Tyner. The triumvirate join a team of pros that includes Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson; professionals Jan Fisher, Marsha Waggoner and Susie Isaacs; online legend Mark “P0ker Ho” Kroon; and 2008 World Series of Poker third-place finisher Dennis Phillips.

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