Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2020) The World Poker Tour® and partypoker have concluded the largest event series in partypoker history. The WPT® Online Series set numerous records, including the most single-event entries in WPT Main Tour and WPTDeepStacks history.
The series sets a new high bar for the World Poker Tour and partypoker in their first online festival partnership.
Some of the incredible numbers achieved during the series include:
111,183 entries recorded across 94 events in 29 days
$52.877 million awarded in prize money
2,130 entries in the WPT Online Championship to mark the largest WPT Main Tour event in history, won by Christian Jeppsson for $923,786
3,554 entries in the WPTDeepStacks Online for the most entries ever in a WPTDeepStacks event, won by Jareth East for $557,658
The WPT Online leaderboard also crowned a worthy champion in Russia’s Viktor Ustimov. 15 cashes, three final tables, two wins, and a second-place finish in the WPT Online Championship earned Ustimov the crown and an $11,000 partypoker LIVE Passport. $50,000 was awarded in total prizes to the top-15 finishers in the leaderboard race.
Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe, said, “WPT congratulates all the winners from the WPT Online Series and celebrates this landmark achievement with our wonderful partners at partypoker. The upcoming WPT World Online Championships will be nothing short of extraordinary and we thank our loyal players for their undying support.”
“I am delighted with the support that we received from players for WPT Online, with accumulated prize pools far exceeding expectations. This is a testament to both the popularity and strength of the WPT brand and also the schedule that the team put together,” added Tom Waters, Managing Director of partypoker. “We wanted WPT Online to deliver an authentic poker experience, with limited re-entries and entry days into the tournaments and the huge prize pools highlight the popularity of the structures and formats of the series. The events were full of many of the world’s best poker players as well as an abundance of players who managed to win their seats into potentially life-changing tournaments. It was a pleasure working with an excellent WPT team who share our vision for poker and I’m looking forward to working with them again for future online series.”
For more information about the World Poker Tour and the WPT Online Series, visit WPT.com.
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About World Poker Tour
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.com is one of the oldest, most recognised and trusted online poker brands. Launched in August 2001, partypoker.com is one of the pioneers of the online poker industry. Every day, thousands of players take a seat at our tables to enjoy cash games, generous tournament prize pools and attractive promotions. Accessible online via web and download or on mobile with iOS and android apps, players can also experience real life partypoker events through their partnership with Dusk Till Dawn Casino, Nottingham, Playground poker club, Montreal or at other partner venues around the world.
partypoker is the leading poker brand of GVC Holding PLC (LSE: GVC), a global online gaming company. GVC Holdings PLC is a leading e-gaming operator in both b2c and b2b markets. GVC has four main product verticals and its core brands are Betboo, Sportingbet, bwin, partypoker, partycasino and Foxy Bingo. GVC acquired bwin.party digital entertainment plc on 1 February 2016. The Group is headquartered in the Isle of Man and has licenses in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany (Schleswig-Holstein), Spain, Malta, Denmark, UK, South Africa, and the Dutch Caribbean.
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