Irvine, CA (May 5, 2023) – The World Poker Tour® has added another amazing international stop this summer as WPT® Korea will take over the Jeju Shinhwa World this July. The schedule includes a ₩3,400,000 (~$2,550 US) Main Event, and a ₩170,000,000 (~$127,350 US) Alpha8™ for One Drop™ event.
“Hosting the World Poker Tour gives us another opportunity to showcase our five-star amenities and amazing city,” said Jenny Lim, Landing Entertainment Korea at Jeju Shinhwa World Chief Marketing Officer. “We invite poker players from around the world to join us this summer for an amazing two weeks.”
The 18-event festival schedule begins with preliminary events and a Main Event Satellite on July 15 while the first of three starting flights of the WPT Korea Main Event is scheduled for July 17 and carries a ₩2,000,000,000 (~$1.5 Million US) guarantee.
The festival also includes the second WPT Alpha8 for One Drop event. The two-day event begins on July 23 and is sure to attract many of the best poker players as well as several recreational poker players from the business world who will test their mettle against each other. The One Drop Foundation will receive a portion of the entry fee from the event to continue their mission of ensuring sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers.
Sandwiched between those two events is a ₩17,000,000 (~$12,735 US) High Roller which begins on July 21. Satellites for the marquee events will run daily, including a five-seat guarantee for the Main Event which will utilize the Milestone format popularized at the 2022 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.
Poker fans around the world will be able to watch a livestream of both the ₩3,400,000 Main Event and the ₩17,000,000 (~$12,735 US) High Roller on WPT YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook pages.
A highly sought after vacation spot, Jeju is an island located off the southern coast of South Korea. Known for its stunning natural scenery, including waterfalls, beaches, and volcanic landscapes, Jeju has become a popular destination for tourists.
For more information regarding this and all World Poker Tour events, visit WPT.com.
For more information regarding Jeju Shinhwa World, visit www.shinhwaworld.com.
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About the One Drop Foundation
The One Drop™ Foundation is an international philanthropic organization created by Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge founder Guy Laliberté with the vision of a better world, where all have access to living conditions that allow empowerment and development. Its mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers through innovative partnerships, creativity, and the power of art. Together with its partners, the One Drop Foundation deploys its unique Social Art for Behaviour Change™ approach designed to promote the adoption of healthy water, sanitation and hygiene-related behaviours and empower communities. For this to be possible, the One Drop Foundation creates novel fundraising initiatives supported by a visionary community of partners and donors. The One Drop Foundation is celebrating 15 years of turning water into action, with projects that will soon have improved the living conditions of more than 2.7 million people around the world.