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Pompano Beach, FL,  October 27, 2016– The PPC Poker Tour (PPC), which hosts US and destination poker events, partners with Maryland Live! Casino, in Hanover, MD, to introduce the PPC Champions of Champions Series November 30 – December 4.

“Every PPC Season 4 Main Event Champion qualified for the invite only PPC Champion of Champions tournament,” said Sandy Swartzbaugh, Commissioner for the PPC. “Each player will receive 3 night hotel stay, flight credit and compete to become our overall tour Champion. More player value and we are excited to recognize our first PPC Champion of Champions.

The PPC Champion of Champions at Maryland Live! will run November 30 – December 4. This 5-day series will feature the PPC Champion of Champions event and a $400 buy-in, $75,000 guarantee Main Event.  The invitation-only Champions event welcomes all PPC Season 4 Main Event Champions to battle it out for a 2017 PPC Aruba $5,000 package, Savoy watch, Blue Shark Optics glasses, media coverage and bragging rights as overall PPC Poker Tour Champion.

“We are pleased and proud to partner with one of the up and coming tours in the country,” said Mike Smith, Director of Poker – Maryland Live! Casino. “Their Aruba Championship is a one of a kind poker-cation. We’ve worked with them here the past two years and the players look forward to the PPC Tournaments.”

The PPC Champions of Champions event and the PPC Aruba World Championship are the premier stops on the PPC Poker Tour. PPC Aruba runs November 2-8, 2016 at the Hilton Aruba Resort and features a $2,400 buy-in, $500,000 guarantee Main Event. 2015 PPC Aruba Main Event Champion Vincent Fiozenza took down the title this past November for $106,047 plus a $5,000 PPC Aruba package.  Aristoteles Neto turned a $65 satellite at Foxwoods into $62,764 and became the 2014 PPC Aruba Champion. Robin Kazemieh from Germany won the 2013 Main Event title taking home $59,139. 2012 WPT Player of the Year Joe “Floes” Serock won the 2012 PPC Aruba and finished 3rd in 2013. Serock has over $2 million in career earnings.

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About Maryland Live! Casino

Maryland Live! Casino is conveniently located at the Arundel Mills Mall, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, directly off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Arundel Mills Blvd. and Route 100 in Hanover, MD (Anne Arundel County), with easy access off I-95 at Route 100. Open 24/7, the $500+ million Maryland Live! Casino is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country with more than 200 live action table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, and a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. A variety of irresistible dining options include Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood; the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; Noodles, featuring traditional Ramen noodles, bánh mì sandwiches and phð soups; Luk Fu, serving authentic South East Asian cuisine; and Morty’s Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli. A sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the world-class gaming and entertainment experience. Other first-class amenities include the Shop Live! retail store; a bus lounge, and a secure covered 5,000-space parking garage with valet service, free self-parking and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Maryland Live! is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow Maryland Live! Casino on Facebook and Twitter. For employment opportunities, visit


About The PPC Poker Tour

The PPC Poker Tour (PPC) is a US based company that holds poker tournaments in US and international destinations.  The PPC combines exotic locations with professional poker tournaments and exciting structures to provide our players with the very best tournament experience.  The PPC was designed to give professional and amateur players alike an outlet to play incredible tournaments, while also being able to explore the beautiful locales where our events are hosted.  For more information, visit http://PPCPOKERTOUR.COM. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sandy Swartzbaugh at 954-773-8086 or email at