Los Angeles, CA (January 13, 2021) – The World Poker Tour® is a few weeks away from crowning its first WPT® Champions Club member of 2021 on partypoker. The WPT Montreal Online festival starts on January 17 and plays until February 1 highlighted by the $2 million guaranteed WPT Montreal Online Main Event taking place from January 17-27.
A total of 24 events are on the festival schedule including a $200,000 guaranteed Mini Main Event and a $30,000 guaranteed Micro Main Event. Players can enter the respective events for $320 and $33 and also have satellites available to enter starting at $.01.
The schedule also features eight high roller events, Progressive Knockout events, turbos, and Pot Limit Omaha. The $1 million guaranteed Super High Roller features a $25,500 buy-in and starts on January 24 with a live-streamed final table on January 25.
Poker fans from around the globe can look forward to the next WPT Online Champion being crowned on January 27 on a live streamed final table. Day 3 action on January 26 will be live streamed as well down to the final table. Day 1A of the WPT Main Event takes place on January 17 and is followed by Day 1B on January 24.
The WPT Montreal Online series will wrap in charitable fashion. The $10,300 buy-in Mike Sexton Classic will take place on January 31 and the $300 registration fee from all entries will be donated to the Nevada Partnership Homeless Youth charity. The charity works in Southern Nevada to put an end to youth homelessness. The event includes a $1 million guarantee and will be live streamed on February 1 to play down to a winner.
Live streams will be available in multiple languages on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live.
Phased qualifiers for WPT Montreal Online are running now on partypoker.
“The WPT Montreal Online schedule features events for players of all bankrolls,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “Another WPT Champion will be made on partypoker and we are thrilled to, once again, honor the memory of Mike Sexton by bringing the event where he won his WPT title online.”
WPT is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE). For more information, including World Poker Tour event schedules and the tour’s latest news, visit 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 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 is the leading poker brand of Entain PLC, the FTSE100 company and one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. The Group has also entered into a joint-venture with MGM Resorts to capitalise on the sports-betting and gaming opportunity in the US. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in more than 20 countries, across five continents.
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