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World Poker Tour® Announces 2013 Tournament Schedule

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World Poker Tour® Announces 2013 Tournament Schedule

WPT® Finishes Season XI with Combination of New Tournaments and Iconic Events



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Los Angeles, CA (November 6, 2012) – In a season already highlighted by impressive growth into new regions of the globe, World Poker Tour will build on its distinguished tournament schedule by visiting nine of the most prestigious venues in the United States and Europe before concluding its 11th season during Champions Week at Bellagio in Las Vegas.

The New Year begins with a return visit to a favorite venue as World Poker Tour heads to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey for the new $3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open beginning January 27. Coming just a few months after the WPT Borgata Poker Open, which drew more than 1,100 entrants in September, the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open features a $2 million guarantee and is expected to start 2013 in impressive style.

“By working with a combination of existing and new partners throughout Season XI, WPT is constantly seeking to provide players around the world with access to high-quality tournaments and one-of-a-kind poker experiences that no one else can offer,” said WPT CEO, Steve Heller. “After first-ever stops in Johannesburg, South Africa and Sanya, China in 2012 – along with repeat visits to popular venues such as Aviation Club de France in Paris and Bellagio in Las Vegas –it’s obvious that World Poker Tour remains the best choice for players who want to maximize the value of their tournament buy-in while also being able to compete against world-class competition on one of the biggest stages in the game today.”

From Atlantic City, World Poker Tour will take its show on the road throughout both the United States and Europe, including the first of two stops in Florida when WPT rolls into Hollywood for the $3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Feb 8 – Feb 12). From Florida, the tour jumps across the Atlantic to the €3,500 PartyPoker.com WPT Vienna (Feb 18 – Feb 23) at the famed Montesino Casino in Austria.

While the final table in Austria is playing out, World Poker Tour will already be starting its next event in Los Angeles, California where the tour’s cameras will set up for 2013’s first televised tournament, the $10,000 WPT L.A. Poker Classic held at the iconic Commerce Casino (Feb 23 – Feb 28). After adding a new name to the prestigious WPT Champions Cup in L.A., the tour’s cast, crew, and cameras will head north to Silicon Valley for the year’s only bounty event, the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star where players receive cash rewards for eliminating the game’s biggest names from the tournament (March 4 – March 8).

High tech gives way to high style at the next event when World Poker Tour heads to stunning Barcelona, Spain for the €3,500 PartyPoker.es WPT Barcelona on the shores of the sunny Mediterranean. (April 5 – April 10). The tour jumps from one beautiful coast to another when WPT’s cameras roll again at one of the year’s most anticipated events, the $5,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown (April 11 – April 16).

As always, World Poker Tour will end Season XI with its two biggest events of the year, the $100,000 WPT Super High Roller Championship and the $25,000 WPT World Championship, both held during Champion’s Week at Bellagio (May 18 – May 24).

To complement this impressive roster of 2013 WPT Main Events, World Poker Tour is also offering an additional nine National events throughout Europe and Southern Africa. Held throughout Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Cyprus and Mauritius, these popular tournaments offer players around the globe a World Poker Tour experience at affordable buy-ins.


World Poker Tour Schedule – 2013
Tournament Name Hosting Casino / Location Date Buy-In +
Entry Fee
# of
Day 1s
Re-Entry Guarantee & Sponsor
WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open
(Live Stream)
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey Jan 27 -  Feb 1, 2013 $3,300 + $200 = $3,500 2 Yes $2,000,000
ClubWPT
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open
(Live Stream)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida Feb 8 – Feb 12, 2013 $3,250 + $175 + $75 = $3,500 2 Yes $750,000
ClubWPT
PartyPoker WPT Vienna
(Live Stream)
Montesino Casino, Vienna, Austria Feb 18 – Feb 23, 2013 €3,200 + €300 = €3,500 2 Yes PartyPoker
WPT L.A. Poker Classic
(TV)
Commerce Casino, Commerce, California Feb 23 – Feb 28, 2013 $9,600 + $400 = $10,000 1 No ClubWPT
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star
(TV)
Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California March 4 – March 8, 2013 $7,150 - $350 = $7,500 2 Yes ClubWPT
PartyPoker WPT Barcelona
(Live Stream)
Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain April 5 – April 10, 2013 €3,200 + €300 = €3,500 2 Yes PartyPoker
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown
(TV)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida April 11 – April 16, 2013 $4,700 +$150 + $150 = $5,000 2 Yes ClubWPT
WPT World Championship
(TV)
Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada May 18 – May 24, 2013 $25,000 + $500 = $25,500 1 No TBD
ClubWPT
WPT Super High Roller Championship
(TV)
Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada May 21 – May 23, 2013 $100,000 1 Yes TBD
ClubWPT

 

World Poker Tour National Schedule – 2013
Tournament Name Hosting Casino / Location Date Buy-In +
Entry Fee
# of
Day 1s
Re-Entry Guarantee & Sponsor
PKR WPT National: Dublin
(Live Stream)
CityWest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland Jan 3 – Jan 6, 2013 €1.200 + €120 = €1.320 2 Yes PKR
PartyPoker WPT National: Paris
(Live Stream)
Aviation Club de France, Paris, France Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2013 €1.500 + €150 = €1.650 2 Yes PartyPoker
Win2Day WPT National: Brussels
(Live Stream)
Grand Casino, Brussels, Belgium Feb 14 – Feb 18, 2013 €1.500 + €150 = €1.650 2 Yes Win2Day
WPT National: Cyprus
(Live Stream)
Merit Grand Casino, Cyprus March 1 – March 5, 2013 $2.000 + $200 = $2.200 2 Yes  
PMU WPT National: Mauritius
(Live Stream)
Ti Vegas Casino, Mauritius March 5 – March 10, 2013 €1.360 + €140 = €1.500 2 Yes PMU
PartyPoker WPT National: Cannes
(Live Stream)
Le Croisette Casino, Cannes, France April 11 – April 15, 2013 €1.500 + €150 = €1.650 2 Yes PartyPoker
PartyPoker WPT National: Marbella
(Live Stream)
Casino Marbella, Spain April 20 – April 25, 2013 €1.500 + €150 = €1.650 2 Yes PartyPoker
PMU WPT National: Annecy
(Live Stream)
Imperial Casino, d’Annecy, France May 16 – May 20, 2013 €1.500 + €150 = €1.650 2 Yes PMU

 

WPT Media Contact:
Jon Katkin - Press@WorldPokerTour.com  

About World Poker Tour
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.

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