Over the past months, the team at the Casino Aruba at the Hilton made great efforts and invested considerable funds, in making Aruba a circuit stop on the World Series of Poker. They hoped it would become an annual event, in the shoulder season, designed to boost the island’s economy, when needed.
The series is targeting 165 professional poker players, but will attract up to 300 vacationers, family members and friends, similar to the successful way the Ultimate Bets poker tournaments worked, more than 10 years ago.
The casino’s teamwork will be rewarded when on November 14th to the 24th, The Casino Aruba and Island Gaming NV, host the World Series of Poker Organization, which can easily be compared to an Olympic event, or to a world championship.
On the schedule: 10 official events, presenting winners with an expensive commemorative gold ring, and one final table on Saturday, Nov 23rd, in the afternoon hours, with an attractive cash prize guarantee of $250.000.
The series will start with a welcome reception at the Casino Aruba, on Nov 14th, 1pm, just before the first ring event, and will conclude with a poolside farewell party, both in partnership with Tropical Bottling — Bacardi & Patron, and other generous sponsors, on Nov 19th, from 6 to 8pm.
It is good to note that Island Gaming NV is a local company, and its ambition to put Aruba back on the world’s poker map is admirable.
Player and their families will be staying at a number of high rise hotels while all the action takes place at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.
You are invited to come watch the professionals during the tournament, any day.