National Deaf Poker Tour At The Taj
The Taj Mahal will once again play host to the National Deaf Poker Tour on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 6. Interpreters will be on hand to help sign between players and dealers
The National Deaf Poker Tour (NDPT) was founded in 2006. The mission was to find the best deaf poker players and match them against each other in hopes that someone will represent the NDPT on the big stage at WSOP, WPT, USPC or other major poker tournaments. Although some deaf players have cashed in on these tournaments, no one has “hit it big” yet.
Players will also be invited to attend an exclusive closed screening of the motion picture movie, The Hammer. Screenings are at 4pm and 7pm on Friday, November 4 and 5pm and 9pm on Saturday, November 5.
The Hammer is a true story about Matt Hamill, a deaf UFC fighter. The film is about the first deaf wrestler’s journey to win a National Collegiate Championship. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt finds himself no less an outsider amidst the deaf community. But through sheer determination, he turns what could be a disability into an asset and in the process serves as an inspiration for both those who can hear and those who cannot.
Here’s the schedule for events: