The World Poker Tour® is proud to share the schedule for its upcoming North America-based events.
HANOVER, MD (June 07, 2021) –– The World Poker Tour® is proud to share the schedule for its upcoming North America-based events. Following a record-breaking Season XVIII, the new campaign will bring many familiar live WPT® Main Tour stops back into the fold in the United States along with a first-ever online event.
Season XIX live event WPT Main Tour stops have already been announced, including WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa (June 18-22), WPT Venetian (July 2-7), and WPT Choctaw (July 23-27). Following that trio of events, the Main Tour heads to bestbest in Jacksonville for the WPT bestbet Scramble, taking place from August 27-31, with its traditional $5,000 buy-in.
The next event on the Main Tour schedule is at one of the best venues on the East Coast, WPT Maryland at Live! Casino, from September 24-28 with a $3,500 buy-in.
Following up on Season XVIII’s incredible record-setting WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, WPT and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood are partnering once again for the $3,500 buy-in WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open from November 26-30. The previous iteration of this event in November 2019 set a record for entries in WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open history with 988.
The final event in 2021 on the Season XIX calendar is the revered WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio in Las Vegas. This $10,400 buy-in event has set a record for attendance each of the last five seasons and remains a staple on the WPT calendar dating back to Season 1. The Season XIX dates are December 15-19.
Also on the schedule is the $25,000 WPT Heads Up Poker Championship Presented by Poker King, from June 18-22. This invitational event will be a first-of-its-kind event on the Poker King platform that will be live streamed across WPT platforms including Twitch, YouTube, and the WatchWPT app, as well as global OTT platforms. Players confirmed to play in the event include WPT Champions Phil Ivey and Nick Schulman, along with high stakes legend Tom Dwan, and rising stars Landon Tice and Brad Owen. Additional high-profile players and influencers will be announced at a later date.
“As we emerge from restrictions throughout North America we have bolstered the momentum from last season’s historic numbers and are eager to meet the great demand for WPT events leading up to our twenty-year anniversary in 2022,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour.
“Live poker is back at full strength on the World Poker Tour and we are ecstatic to once again be able to provide a full and exciting schedule of events for our players,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “We want to sincerely thank the players and global casino partners for their unwavering support during a challenging year and look forward to showcasing some of the best casino properties in North America.”
More Season XIX events will be announced at a later date. For more information about the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com.
WPT is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE). For more information, including World Poker Tour event schedules and the tour’s latest news, visit WPT.com.
About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
The AAA Four Diamond rated Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy award-winning accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; world-class dining, the ultimate sports fan experience at Sports & Social Maryland, and incredible entertainment at THE HALL at Live!, a three-story multi-use concert and event venue featuring 40,000-square-feet of customizable meeting space and banquet seating. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Maryland.LiveCasinoHotel.com. Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit Maryland.LiveCasinoHotel.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LiveCasionMD. For employment opportunities, visit www.Maryland.LiveCasinoHotel.com/Careers.
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 Bally Sports in the United States. Season XIX 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). On March 22, 2021, AESE entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (as amended on March 29, 2021, the “Stock Purchase Agreement”) to sell the equity interests that own WPT to Element Partners, LLC once all applicable shareholder and regulatory consents have been obtained, and the other conditions to closing have been satisfied (the “Proposed Transaction”).
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