Poker League of Nations announces ‘PLON at Sea’ poker cruise package in October

Haley Hintze
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Posted on: September 2, 2023 12:03 pm EDT

The Poker League of Nations, which describes itself as the world’s largest and most internationally represented group representing women’s poker, has announced its first poker-themed cruise scheduled for six days in late October. The “PLON at Sea” series will run for six days, October 22-27, aboard the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady.

Virgin’s Scarlet Lady is the same cruise ship being used as the floating host of “WPT at Sea,” the first permanent cruise-ship poker room created by the World Poker Room earlier this year. October’s PLON at Sea series is not affiliated with the WPT, but will make use of the poker-room venue and services aboard the Scarlet Lady.

The cruise begins and ends in Miami, with stops in Costa Maya and Bimini Beach providing breaks from the on-ship poker action.

A full slate of events is planned for the cruise, including exclusive PLON ladies events. Both cash games and tournaments will be available. The onboard poker will be highlighted by a $200 PLON Main Event.

The inaugural PLON poker cruise will be awarding three cruise-and-seat packages donated by PLON founder Lena Evans and 2021 GPI Female Player of the Year Nadya Magnus, who will be taking part in the cruise. The packages, valued at $1,838 each, include the $200 PLON Main Event entry and cruise fare for one in a shared Sea Terrace cabin aboard the Scarlet Lady. Travel from a player’s home to and from Miami is not included, but the prize packages also include all meals and non-alcoholic beverages onboard, plus a $150 bar tab.

The three packages will be made available via a special freeroll hosted on Saturday, September 9, on PokerStars’ play-money platform, The freeroll begins at 1 pm ET (10 am PT).

In addition, Magnus is donating a seat into December’s WPT World Championship Day 1D. The seat is valued at $10,400 to the event’s winner. Additional value-added prizes will also be awarded. More information is available via PLON’s Facebook home.

The series is being coordinated by PLON Travel Ambassador Jennifer Solomon, who said, “The minute I stepped in the WPT at Sea poker room on the ship to play in a tournament, I felt that I had finally found the opportunity to start fulfilling this goal. With Lena’s support, I started planning our official PLON voyage.”

“I’m excited to participate in the PLON at Sea event and look forward to meeting women who are also passionate about the game we all love,” said Magnus, who has made a name for herself with generous donations of seat packages to other female players in recent years. “I admire PLON’s mission of promoting women in poker, and how PLON helps to grow women’s confidence and skill levels on their way to competing in a variety of games. It’s important for us to see a lot more women in open fields than there are now, and I believe that with organizations like PLON we can make that happen.”

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