Season XVII of the World Poker Tour® Premieres on FOX Sports Regional Networks on Sunday, March 31

Mar 28, 2019

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Los Angeles, CA (March 28, 2019) – On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Season XVII of the World Poker Tour® premieres on FOX Sports Regional Networks on stations across the U.S. The season starts at Commerce Casino for the LAPC Rockstar Energy High Roller with Tony Dunst joining Vince Van Patten in the commentary booth for the second season in a row.

The first part of Season XVII of the WPT® television show will feature 24 episodes of poker television programming across seven unique events, including the first-ever WPT cash game, and the debut of the ClubWPT Challenge the Champs show. The season moves from Commerce Casino to Uruguay and Enjoy Punta del Este for the first-ever televised WPT event held in South America.

Next, the WPT television cameras return to Commerce Casino for the WPT Rockstar Energy Cash Game. This high-stakes cash game features an amazing lineup of celebrities and Champions Club members, including actress Jennifer Tilly. The WPT Rockstar Energy Cash Game is the first cash game ever broadcast on the World Poker Tour.

Another High Roller event is on the Season XVII schedule when Bellagio returns to the World Poker Tour television stage. The Bellagio High Roller starts at Bellagio and completes its star-studded final table at HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The WPT stays in Las Vegas for the WPT Vegas Cash Game, filmed at HyperX Esports Arena.

The biggest winner of the WPT Rockstar Energy Cash Game and the WPT Vegas Cash Game each receive a Hublot Big Bang Steel watch.

ClubWPT Challenge the Champs is next on the schedule at HyperX Esports Arena. Two ClubWPT qualifiers square off against six WPT Champions Club members including Mike Sexton, four-time winner Darren Elias, and Scotty Nguyen.

Tony Dunst and Vince Van Patten partner once again in the WPT commentary booth for Season XVII. Van Patten is on the call for his seventeenth season and Dunst sits down for his second campaign. Lynn Gilmartin anchors the show. Season XVII is the sixth season Gilmartin has served as WPT Anchor.

Phil Hellmuth rounds out the group as host of the WPT Raw Deal segment. Hellmuth premiered in his new role in Season XVI, replacing Dunst.

“The WPT is proud to present a new season of world-class poker and production,” Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour said. “In our 17th season on the air, the World Poker Tour is one of the longest-running shows ever produced and is, once again, the number-one regularly scheduled program on FOX Sports Regional Networks. Season XVII sends the World Poker Tour to stunning global destinations and further establishes HyperX Esports Arena as the new televised global home of the WPT television show.”

“Fans of the World Poker Tour television show can expect production value like never before in Season XVII,” said Johnny McMahon, VP of WPT Studios. “From our first show ever filmed in South America, to the premiere of the WPT Cash Games at Commerce Casino and HyperX Esports Arena, the WPT remains on the cutting edge of global entertainment.”

New episodes of the WPT premiere each Sunday on FOX Sports Regional Networks at 8/11 p.m. local time, and each episode will re-air throughout the subsequent week. Be sure to check your local listings for more information.

The schedule for the second part of Season XVII will be released at a later date.

Visit WPT.com for more information.

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