Feb 9, 2016
Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2016) – World Poker Tour® kicks off coverage of its electrifying 14th season on Sunday, February 28 with the first of three episodes from the inaugural WPT® Choctaw in Durant, Oklahoma. The #1 regularly scheduled program on Fox Sports Networks, the WPT will broadcast 27 episodes of original poker programming captured at nine of the leading poker destinations in the world, concluding with the most highly-anticipated finale in World Poker Tour history: the WPT Tournament of Champions.
Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten return for their 14th season as co-commentators of the World Poker Tour, and are joined for a third season by anchor Lynn Gilmartin. Fresh off of his runner-up finish in the Aussie Millions Main Event, WPT Champions Club member Tony Dunst also returns to “break it down” for a sixth season in the Raw Deal, presented by Skrill.
Building upon World Poker Tour’s past innovations on FSN, Season XIV features behind-the-scenes access with top professionals and poker enthusiasts as they compete for life-changing money, in addition to organic integrations with top international brands:
– Every televised winner earns a luxurious Hublot® Oceanographic 4000 watch, and the winner of the Hublot WPT Player of the Year award earns a one-of-a-kind custom timepiece from the Swiss luxury watchmaker.
– In addition to the lion’s share of the prize pool, the winner of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic earns a bespoke Aurae Solid Gold MasterCard with $10,000 funded onto it.
– Every televised winner earns a pair of Monster® 24K headphones.
– A ClubWPT.com contest winner will be presented with a brand new FIAT® at the WPT L.A. Poker Classic.
– Every player* who makes a royal flush at a televised event wins a cruise for two on Royal Caribbean International®.
Following its 8 pm Sunday night premiere, each episode of the WPT will re-air throughout the subsequent week on both FSN and FS2, giving fans several opportunities to catch up on anything they may have missed.
“We are thrilled to continue to tell the story of the World Poker Tour in Season XIV, and to highlight the compelling storylines of both recreational and professional players as they compete on the most dramatic stage in poker,” said WPT Supervising Producer Mandy Glogow. “Viewers will be introduced to new and exciting players throughout the season, welcome back some of their favorite players from years past, and celebrate poker achievement in the historic WPT Tournament of Champions.”
WPT President and CEO Adam Pliska adds, “Thanks to our award-winning production team, World Poker Tour programming continues to evolve and improve during Season XIV. Our viewers have responded very positively to our changes in recent seasons, resulting in our top ranking on FOX Sports Networks, and we will continue to enhance our show to deliver the best in gaming entertainment.”
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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 more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 14th season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XIV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Season 2 of the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which is currently in production and which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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