WPT® Launches Premium ClubWPT™ Diamond Membership

Jun 8, 2020

Final Table Players

Los Angeles, CA (June 8, 2020) – The World Poker Tour® and ClubWPT™ have announced the launch of a new premium level of ClubWPT membership which allows members to play for larger prize pools, more qualifying seats to official World Poker Tour live events and an exclusive line-up of unique experience packages.

ClubWPT Diamond members will have exclusive access to a full schedule of Diamond tournaments in addition to all ClubWPT VIP benefits, including a tournament schedule offering more than $100,000 per month in cash and prizes.  Through a partnership with LearnWPT, Diamond Club members will receive a complimentary subscription to LearnWPT’s Insider Access plan, a $99 retail value, which provides members with a robust set of tools for poker skill development.

ClubWPT is the sweepstakes-based poker platform of the World Poker Tour and there is always no purchase necessary* to participate in ClubWPT.

“Launching ClubWPT Diamond is a significant milestone in our company’s continued pivot towards online,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour.  “ClubWPT Diamond will not only allow us to service existing members who were already looking for a higher-level experience, but this new offering will appeal to poker players who previously hadn’t considered playing on ClubWPT.”

In conjunction with the debut of ClubWPT Diamond, ClubWPT is also launching the $100,000 guaranteed ClubWPT Diamond Championship.   The $100,000 ClubWPT Diamond Championship will be limited to 200 online qualifiers and will offer a $25,000 first place prize.  Qualifying tournaments will be available for both ClubWPT Diamond and ClubWPT VIP members from June through October, with the Championship taking place on Sunday, November 15th, 2020.

“ClubWPT members will have the opportunity to take their game to the next level with ClubWPT Diamond,” said Jeremy Clemons, VP of Online Services of the World Poker Tour.  “With bigger prize pools, more WPT live event qualifiers and new opportunities like the $100,000 ClubWPT Diamond Championship, coupled with what we expect to be smaller tournament sizes, ClubWPT Diamond is poised to deliver a very rewarding experience.”

Jeremy Clemons, an online gaming industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, recently joined the executive management team of the WPT with the focus of enhancing and revitalizing the WPT’s online initiatives, including the ClubWPT experience.

For more information about ClubWPT Diamond and the $100,000 ClubWPT Diamond Championship, visit www.clubwpt.com.

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.

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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.

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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Must be 18 or older to join the club and/or play online games.  See Terms and Conditions at www.clubwpt.com for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions, ARVs (Actual Retail Value), odds, how to play without becoming a paid member and complete details.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

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