Los Angeles, CA (November 10, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced DraftKings Inc. as a sponsor for the upcoming Season XVI WPT® European Championship taking place in Berlin, Germany, at Spielbank Casino from January 10-15, 2018. The festival features €1.6 million in total prize pool guarantees and kicks off with the €500,000 guaranteed WPTDeepStacks™ Berlin €1,500 Main Event from January 5-8, 2018.
As part of the sponsorship, beginning Sunday, November 12, 2017, DraftKings will run daily fantasy qualifying contests to send daily fantasy winners on a trip to Europe for a VIP poker experience. Winners will receive travel, accommodation, and entry into the WPT European Championship €3,300 Main Event. DraftKings’ qualifiers will also enjoy access to an exclusive player party and premier seating at the taping of the televised final table.
Players competing in the WPT European Championship €3,300 Main Event can also look forward to additional on-site DraftKings promotions with attractive prizes.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome industry leader DraftKings as a sponsor for the Season XVI WPT European Championship,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “We look forward to providing a great experience for World Poker Tour players.”
The WPT European Championship Main Event marks the return of a televised WPT Main Tour event to Europe for the first time since Season XII. This tournament will be filmed for broadcast as part of the WPT’s televised Season XVI coverage on FOX Sports Regional Networks, and the final table will be live streamed across the world.
To enter into this DraftKings contest, visit: www.draftkings.com/lp/2017-wpt-berlin.
For more information on Season XVI of the World Poker Tour, go to WPT.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 more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 16th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is 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. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 15 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also 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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