Los Angeles, CA (May 10, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced expansion into South America for its first-ever televised event on the continent, coming to Enjoy Punta del Este October 31-November 5.
The World Poker Tour’s historic first trip to Uruguay will feature a televised WPTDeepStacks™ Main Event from November 1-5. The event comes with a buy-in of $1,500 and two starting flights. The event will be filmed for broadcast as part of the Season XVI WPT® television schedule on FOX Sports Regional Networks, with additional tournament coverage provided by CodigoPoker, the region’s leading online poker media portal.
The full WPTDeepStacks Uruguay schedule will include additional side-event action, with more details to be released at a later date.
“It is an honor that a company as prestigious as the World Poker Tour has chosen Enjoy Poker to co-host the tour’s first televised event in South America,” said Sebastián Truffello, General Manager of Enjoy Punta del Este. “It is no secret that the WPT features the best televised poker tournaments in the world, and it is our great pleasure to partner with the WPT for this extraordinary event. We have no doubt that the combination of Enjoy’s expertise and infrastructure, plus the incredible experience of participating in a world-class WPT televised tournament, will result in an incredible event for all of those who attend.”
Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the WPT, added: “The partnership with Enjoy Punta del Este marks a very special time in the World Poker Tour story. Not only will it be the first time that WPT sets foot in South America, but it is also our first time to host a televised WPT event on the continent. Having experienced first-hand the warm hospitality of the Enjoy Punta del Este team, their world-class amenities, and location right on the beach, will ensure a spectacular experience for all players participating in this must-attend event.”
“With its entry into South America, the World Poker Tour is now on its fifth continent,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “As the WPT continues its global expansion, we look forward to showcasing the abundance of poker talent across the globe and bringing the game to new audiences worldwide, starting with Enjoy Punta del Este in Uruguay.”
Punta del Este offers the perfect location for a poker getaway, with beautiful beaches, lively entertainment, and vibrant culture. The luxurious Enjoy Punta del Este is located just a short five-minute walk from the beach. Guests can also unwind at one of the property’s two swimming pools or spend time in the comfort of the relaxing spa. The property also features a casino, fitness center, tennis courts, and several restaurants.
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About Enjoy Punta del Este
Enjoy Punta del Este is located in Punta del Este, one of the most sophisticated places in South America, and is currently the main casino in Latin America and the most important entertainment center of the region.
The hotel started to operate in 1997, and today has 294 rooms; each with sea view, including 41 luxurious suites. The Casino occupies an area of 4000 m2, where 550 slots are distributed, 75 tables and one poker room. The resort also has 14 conference and event rooms that can accommodate up to 5,000 guests.
Plus, it features 7 gourmet restaurants and bars inside the resort, such us: OVO Restaurant, OVO Pool & Bar and a beach club called OVO Beach. In addition, it presents a sophisticated space of entertainment called OVO Nightclub, which has become one of the most important meeting points for leisure in Punta del Este.
Enjoy, the main brand of casinos in Chile and the first to install the concept of integral entertainment in that country, took control of Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino in 2013 with the purpose of strengthening the leadership of the hotel. The company which is headquartered in Santiago de Chile, also operates resorts and casinos in Viña del Mar, Antofagasta, Coquimbo, Los Andes, Colchagua, Pucón, Chiloé and Mendoza in Argentina.
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 15th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.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 35 states across the United States. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 15 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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