World Poker Tour® Heads to Philadelphia for First Televised Tournament of Season XI
Inaugural WPT® Parx Open Poker Classic Main Event Starts August 10 at Parx Casino
Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2012) – World Poker Tour® will launch its 11th season of televised, high-stakes poker tournaments in style as it travels to the stunning Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA for the inaugural WPT® Parx Open Poker Classic starting on August 10, 2012.
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and boasting 91 tables, Parx Casino is the largest poker room in Pennsylvania and a spectacular venue in which players will compete to have their name etched onto the WPT Champions Cup. With a buy-in of $3,500 – and the ability to re-enter on Day 1B – this tournament promises the winner a massive payday and valuable WPT Player of the Year points that will put them in an early lead for one of the most prestigious titles in poker.
World Poker Tour’s entire team, including Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten, Kimberly Lansing, Tony Dunst, and the fabulous Royal Flush Girls will be on hand while the tournament is recorded for broadcast on FSN in early 2013. Mike and Vince will call the Final Table action on August 15, while Tony hosts WPT’s Final Table live stream starting at 4:30pm ET on WPT.com. The WPT cast won’t be the only recognizable faces at Parx, as a number of top pros have already committed to playing, including Matt Glantz, Shaun Deeb, Brian Hastings, WPT Season X World Champion Marvin Rettenmaier, and WPT Season X Player of the Year, Joe Serock.
All WPT Main Event participants will be welcomed on August 9 with a VIP party starting at 7pm ET at the 360 night club, located right in the middle of the action at Parx Casino. Later in the week, WPT VIPs can check out some world-class soccer at a special outing to watch Spain’s la Liga champions, Real Madrid, play Scottish Premier League champions Celtic in a friendly match in Philadelphia on August 11. VIPs wanting to stay closer to Parx can try their hand at handicapping by joining their favorite WPT cast members for an afternoon of horse racing at Parx Racetrack, starting at 2pm ET on August 12, and spend an evening enjoying drinks and appetizers while playing video games with the Royal Flush Girls starting at 6pm ET on August 13. All of these activities will be filmed by WPT’s TV crew for inclusion in the three-part tournament broadcast.
WPT Media Contact:
Jon Katkin - Press@WorldPokerTour.com
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World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in over 150 countries and territories and is currently airing the all-new tenth season on FSN in the United States. Season X of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site which offers inside access to the WPT as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the U.S. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WorldPokerTour.com.