Irvine, CA (March 8, 2023) – In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the World Poker Tour® highlights the release of 13 brand new Ladies Events set to take place throughout Season XXI, including dates for the second annual WPT® Ladies Championship.
“At WPT we take pride in the efforts we have put forth to increase women’s participation in poker,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “As we recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day, we look forward to these record-setting initiatives throughout Season XXI and seeing more women play in our events around the world.”
In Season XXI, 13 WPT festivals will include a Ladies Event, seven at WPT Prime stops and six at Main Tour stops. The grand finale of WPT Ladies Events this season will be the WPT Ladies Championship at the WPT World Championship festival.
An irreplaceable group of women grace the team at WPT, including Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael, a 2022 Women in Poker Hall of Fame inductee, Vice President of Finance Deborah Frazzetta, Vice President of Marketing Hermance Blum, Executive Producer Mandy Glogow, and Vice President of Studio, Distribution and Ad Sales Loc Sondheim
“Fostering the presence of women in poker has always been a natural part of the WPT ecosystem,” said Hael. “This year, we are proud to present dedicated Ladies Events at an overwhelming majority of our global festivals, culminating with the 2023 WPT Ladies Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.”
Season XXI Scheduled Ladies Events:
- WPT Prime Cambodia
- WPT Prime India
- WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
- WPT Choctaw
- WPT Prime Slovakia
- WPT Prime Vietnam
- WPT Prime Taiwan
- WPT Prime Liechtenstein
- WPT Australia
- WPT Prime Madrid
- WPT bestbet Scramble
- WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
- WPT World Championship
To also help celebrate the day, ClubWPT™ is running an online qualifier for the 2023 WPT Ladies Championship*. The winner will receive a $2,500 passport, which includes the buy-in, a three-night stay at Wynn Las Vegas, and $1,000 in cash. In addition, WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin will be a featured bounty in the event and will livestream her experience on the ClubWPT Twitch channel.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, WPT will air episodes from various Ladies Nights and Ladies Championships across TV and OTT platforms every night in the month of March.
*There is no purchase necessary to play on ClubWPT. For more information regarding these events, including how to qualify and location eligibility, visit ClubWPT.com.
For more information regarding this and all World Poker Tour events, visit WPT.com.
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