World Poker Tour Kicks of 13th Season on June 5th


WPT World ChampionshipHaving crowned its 193rd WPT Champion, the World Poker Tour announced 20 tournaments that will span the globe on four continents.

The WPT has achieved several milestones during its 12th season from achieving a record-setting field of 1,795 players at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, fantastic new locations, and a more than 50% increase in viewership on the Fox Sports Network as well as many new partnerships, Season XIII promises to be bigger than ever.

Kicking off the new season in Italy on June 5 where the World Poker Tour will launch with the Gioco Digitale WPT National Campione. After its stop in Italy, WPT heads to London in July for the partypoker WPT National UK: London beginning July 3 at Aspers Casino. With a buy-in of just £200, this is the most accessible event on the World Poker Tour and will surely appeal to anyone who would like to experience the WPT but may not have the bankroll for its Main Tour events.

Partypoker-wpt-500-smallThen, beginning July 4, World Poker Tour heads to Las Vegas for the partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino. This $500 + $65 buy-in no-limit hold’em poker tournament will feature a guaranteed prize pool of at least $1 million, with at least $200,000 going to the winner. Players in Las Vegas can qualify for WPT500 through live satellites at ARIA, as well as tournaments on* and a plethora of online poker sites within the Group, which will send hundreds of players from around the world to Las Vegas for this new WPT event.

From Vegas, the tour continues in Spain for a festival of poker featuring two National events as part of the WPT National Valencia beginning July 15. From Spain, World Poker Tour heads north to the Grand Casino Brussels on July 18 before heading back to the US for the WPT Regional: Western Poker Challenge at Atlantis Resort & Spa in Reno, Nevada beginning August 22.

Other destinations include California, Cyprus, Atlantic City, Manchester (UK), South Africa, Paris, and Montreal.

Players can qualify to the many WPT events online at


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