Season XIII Features 35 Episodes, Upgraded Final Table Set, Return to bestbet Jacksonville and Fallsview Casino Resort, and Star-Studded WPT® Monster® Invitational
Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2015) — On the heels of the most-watched season in the history of the World Poker Tour®, Season XIII of the WPT® premieres Sunday, February 15 on FOX Sports Networks. The top-rated program on FSN, World Poker Tour will bring viewers 35 episodes of original poker programming filled with thrilling poker action filmed on an upgraded set with an enhanced Monster® Bar, Hall-of-Fame commentating, and behind-the-scenes access to some of the premiere casino properties around the world.
Following their Sunday night premiere, each episode of the WPT will re-air throughout the subsequent week on both FSN and FS2, giving fans several opportunities to catch up on anything they may have missed. Be sure to check your local listings for more information.
Sponsored by ClubWPT.com, Season XIII features iconic events such as the WPT Legends of Poker at The Bicycle Casino, partypoker.net WPT Montreal at the Playground Poker Club, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio, WPT L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino, WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star at Bay 101 Casino, and the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Viewers will also enjoy the return of the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Bounty Scramble at bestbet Jacksonville and the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic at the Fallsview Casino Resort. There are also an unprecedented four events to be broadcast from the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, including the WPT Monster Invitational and the season-ending WPT World Championship.
The WPT Monster Invitational is a made-for-TV, winner-take-all final table including Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst, Phil Laak, David Williams, Scotty Nguyen, and Raw Deal host Tony Dunst. Combined, the six competitors boast more than $60 million in live tournament earnings, six WPT titles, and 13 bracelets. Catch all of the action from this eclectic group of poker icons starting on April 19.
In addition, the winners of every televised event during Season XIII earned a pair of 24K® Monster Headphones and a custom timepiece from Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot.
Commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten will be in the booth for their 13th consecutive year, and they will be joined once again by anchor Lynn Gilmartin, the aforementioned Tony Dunst, and the WPT Royal Flush Girls. Season XIII also features a new class of players deemed the BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch, including a unique cast of poker pros looking to make a big splash on the felt with the World Poker Tour.
“Very few television series have the longevity of the World Poker Tour, and this season we continue to evolve our presentation of WPT’s action-packed poker tournaments with episodes that appeal to both casual viewers and hardcore poker enthusiasts,” said WPT Supervising Producer Mandy Glogow. “We thoroughly enjoy telling the stories of poker players as they compete for life-changing windfalls, and look forward to showcasing Season XIII to the world throughout the next several months.”
WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “Following the outstanding success of Season XII, the World Poker Tour has upped the ante for Season XIII with an upgraded set; the addition of customized Hublot watches for all of our televised winners; return trips to bestbet Jacksonville and the Fallsview Casino Resort; and an unprecedented four events from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, including the WPT Monster Invitational. We are proud to introduce all of these new changes to our loyal viewers, while also maintaining the rich legacy of the World Poker Tour with our high production standards and the return of legendary co-commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten for a 13th consecutive season.”
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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 13th season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Season 2 of the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which is currently in production and which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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