May 28, 2019
Los Angeles, CA (May 28, 2019) – WPT® today announced a partnership with The Star Gold Coast to host WPT Australia from October 4-7, 2019. This historic deal marks the first World Poker Tour® event ever held in Australia, and commences the partnership with The Star Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia.
The full WPT Australia festival takes place from September 27 to October 7, with 10 events in total on the schedule and buy-ins ranging from A$330 to A$5,000. The WPT Main Event buy-in is A$2,500.
The Star Gold Coast is a globally-renowned tourism destination with top attractions including a five-star hotel and Australia’s most luxurious suite hotel, award-winning restaurants and bars, world-class gaming facilities, and an on-site theatre. The Star Gold Coast is an iconic venue on the Gold Coast, Australia’s tourism playground.
Home to some of the biggest and most prestigious events in the country including the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, The Star Gold Coast property has recently undergone a $850 million transformation including refurbishment of its existing 596 hotel rooms, the introduction of the new 56-suite hotel, The Darling, and the start of works on a new Dorsett hotel and apartments tower.
“The Star Gold Coast and the nation of Australia welcome the World Poker Tour to our home for what is a monumental partnership,” said Geoff Hogg, Managing Director Queensland, The Star Gold Coast. “The Star Gold Coast has been transformed over the past three years and continues to evolve, with levels of investment that position us as a world-class global tourism destination. Australia is one of the top nations for poker in the world and this event further establishes The Star Gold Coast as a leader in the industry.”
Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour, added, “The World Poker Tour is proud to add WPT Australia to our roster of wonderful global events and The Star Gold Coast as a casino partner. As a native Australian, I am thrilled to have a WPT event take place in my home country and even more pleased to have it hosted at such a wonderful property.”
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About The Star Gold Coast
Significant new food and beverage offerings, 596 refurbished hotel rooms, refurbished meeting rooms and Event Centre, a stylish new Events Lawn, and a luxury poolside experience at The Star Grand complemented the centrepiece of the $850 million transformation, the new luxury suite hotel, The Darling, and rooftop venue, Nineteen at The Star.
The Star recently broke ground on a new development. A$400 million mixed-use hotel and residential tower with world-class resort facilities and amenities will see the internationally acclaimed Dorsett hotel brand introduced to Australia in 2022. As works progress on the Dorsett hotel tower, The Star has also unveiled plans for a further capital works project which could commence in 2020. At 215-metres tall, an additional mixed-used tower is proposed to include a five-star international hotel, apartments, a nightlife venue, new food and beverage experiences and resort facilities.
The latest tower plans are part of a $2 billion-plus masterplan for The Star Gold Coast, approved in November 2018 by the Queensland Government. The masterplans allows for five towers in all on Broadbeach Island, alongside the original The Star Grand hotel and The Darling, opened in 2018.The masterplan involves a partnership with Hong Kong based conglomerates, Chow Tai Fook and Far East Consortium, to deliver hotels, apartments, resort facilities, entertainment options and tourism attractions.
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