Jul 16, 2020
Los Angeles, CA (July 16, 2020) – The World Poker Tour® and partypoker are setting the stage for an unrivaled schedule of poker live streams and production during the upcoming $100 million guaranteed WPT® World Online Championships.
WPT and partypoker are partnering with production powerhouse ShareHand to create a final table live stream comparable to the viewing experience of a live WPT final table. Viewers can expect high-quality production value and familiar voices from WPT and partypoker in the Twitch booth when the series kicks off on July 17. All final tables will feature cards up on a short delay.
Real names of the final tablists will be broadcast on the live streams to give viewers an optimal experience to replicate a live WPT final table.
All 12 WPT World Online Championship Main Events will be streamed, including the five WPT Champions Cup tournaments, which will play to a respective winner on August 4, 11, 18, 25, and September 9.
WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage will be the lead voice for the five WPT Champions Cup events and will be joined by WPT TV talent Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst, and Lynn Gilmartin, along with former WPT commentator Mike Sexton as well as WPT Champions Club member and partypoker LIVE lead commentator James Dempsey.
Commentary for the streams will be available in additional languages including Russian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish with localized commentators.
“WPT fans around the globe can look forward to a top-notch schedule of live streams during the WPT World Online Championships,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with ShareHand and thank our partners at partypoker for, once again, providing a wonderful experience for poker fans who will watch the newest WPT Champions be crowned.”
For more information about the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com.
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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 18th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.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 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.
About Allied Esports Entertainment
Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ: AESE) is a global esports entertainment venture dedicated to providing transformative live experiences, multiplatform content and interactive services to audiences worldwide through its strategic fusion of two powerful entertainment brands: Allied Esports and the World Poker Tour (WPT). Allied Esports Entertainment was created in August 2019 when Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. completed its business combination with Allied Esports and WPT Enterprises.
partypoker.com is one of the oldest, most recognised and trusted online poker brands. Launched in August 2001, partypoker.com is one of the pioneers of the online poker industry. Every day, thousands of players take a seat at our tables to enjoy cash games, generous tournament prize pools and attractive promotions. Accessible online via web and download or on mobile with iOS and android apps, players can also experience real life partypoker events through their partnership with Dusk Till Dawn Casino, Nottingham, Playground poker club, Montreal or at other partner venues around the world.
partypoker is the leading poker brand of GVC Holding PLC (LSE: GVC), a global online gaming company. GVC Holdings PLC is a leading e-gaming operator in both b2c and b2b markets. GVC has four main product verticals and its core brands are Betboo, Sportingbet, bwin, partypoker, partycasino and Foxy Bingo. GVC acquired bwin.party digital entertainment plc on 1 February 2016. The Group is headquartered in the Isle of Man and has licenses in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany (Schleswig-Holstein), Spain, Malta, Denmark, UK, South Africa, and the Dutch Caribbean.
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