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North American Poker Tour

The North American Poker Tour (NAPT) launched in January 2010 and ran for one season before being suspended midway through its second season. Over the course of its short existence, it had six stops in the Bahamas, Las Vegas, Connecticut and Los Angeles.

The NAPT was shut down in April 2011 after the NAPT's affiliated website, Pokerstars.com, was seized and shut down by U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

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Finished Tournaments

Winner Winning Hand Prize Runner-up Losing Hand
2011 North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun Vanessa Selbst Vanessa Selbst k ♣7 ♣ $450,000 Dan Shak j ♥7 ♥
The Big Event at The Bicycle Casino Pat Walsh Pat Walsh 9 ♥3 ♣ $241,700 Ali Eslami j ♦7 ♦

After launching in 2010, PokerStars aimed to match the WSOP Circuit and World Poker Tour with the North American Poker Tour, matching the model that had been successful in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

NAPT Season 1 (2010)

EventCountryWinnerPayout
PokerStars Caribbean AdventureBahamasHarrison Gimbel$2,200,000
NAPT VenetianUnited StatesTom Marchese$827,648
NAPT Mohegan SunUnited StatesVanessa Selbst$750,000
NAPT Los AngelesUnited StatesJoe Tehan$725,000

Related: Five Thoughts About the PokerStars NAPT (April 2010)


NAPT Season 2 (2011)

Before its suspension, Vanessa Selbst took down NAPT Mohegan Sun for the second time in two years, becoming the only two-time NAPT champion.

EventCountryWinnerPayout
PokerStars Caribbean AdventureBahamasGalen Hall$2,300,000
NAPT Mohegan SunUnited StatesVanessa Selbst$450,000

NAPT Suspension

The event at Mohegan Sun, won by Selbst, concluded on April 13 2011. Two days later, the events of Black Friday would prove to be the end not only for the NAPT, but for online poker in the United States.


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