Los Angeles, CA (December 11, 2018) – World Poker Tour® today announced the first of its Season XVII Main Tour final tables to be played at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas inside Luxor Hotel and Casino. The final tables will be played on March 11, 12, and 13.
The first final table, taking place on March 11, is the WPT® L.A. Poker Classic. The Commerce Casino in Commerce, California hosts the event from March 2-6. In Season XVI, Dennis Blieden won the WPT L.A. Poker Classic to claim the $1 million first-place prize.
Next is the conclusion of the WPT Gardens Poker Championship. The first five days of the event will take place from January 12-16 at Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, California. The WPT Gardens Poker Championship is the first WPT televised event to be held at the Gardens Casino. Satellites are currently running for the $10,000 buy-in WPT Main Event.
The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open will take place on March 13 following the first five days to be played from January 27-31 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In Season XVI, Eric Afriat won his second WPT title at Borgata by defeating a field of 1,244 entries. This season’s WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open boasts a guaranteed prize pool of $3 million.
All three final tables will be filmed for FOX Sports Networks to be broadcast in four, one-hour episodes.
All players who reach the final table in a Main Tour event to be played at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas will receive travel and hotel accommodation in Las Vegas. Any player who makes a final table at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas will also receive sixth place prize money at the host casino with the remaining five places to be paid out at Luxor.
“The World Poker Tour is pleased to announce these final table dates at the state-of-the-art HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor Hotel & Casino,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “With a 30,000 square-foot multi-level arena, 50-foot-LED screens, and an owner’s box that rivals the best of today’s modern stadiums, there is no place better to watch poker than HyperX Esports Arena.
“We are excited to feature more of our wonderful casino partners at HyperX Esports Arena,” added Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “Gardens Casino, Borgata, and Commerce provide nothing but the best experience for their players and those same players can look forward to a true VIP treatment in Las Vegas.”
More Season XVII Main Tour event announcements are scheduled to be released pending gaming approval.
For more information, including World Poker Tour event schedules and the tour’s latest news, visit WPT.com.
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