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WPT President Adam Pliska
Poker News 02-09-2023

Adam Pliska’s $40 million bet on his WPT World Championship team

World Poker Tour CEO Adam Pliska‘s team designed the WPT’s audacious $40 million World Championship guarantee with one goal in mind, and Pliska says that had nothing to do with three-betting the competition. This week, the World Poker Tour announced a guaranteed $40 million prize pool for the WPT Championship at the Wynn in December. […]

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Personalities 01-11-2022

The interview: The WPT’s Adam Pliska

Adam Pliska was supposed to go to Washington D.C. Instead, he ended up running a company that is now 20 years old — and he still runs it with a start-up mentality. recently sat down to a virtual interview with Adam Pliska, the man at the top of the World Poker Tour. Pliska, who’s […]

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WPT World Championship
Poker News 05-11-2023

WPT reveals World Championship streaming schedule with 14 days of action

The WPT World Championship festival is on the horizon, and while it’s the $40 million guaranteed flagship event that’s turning heads, there’s a whole lot else going on at Wynn Las Vegas this December. In all, the WPT is streaming 14 days of action, including the final tables of the Prime Championship, the World Championship, […]

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Poker News 27-10-2023

WPT puts two World Championship seats up for grabs in Phil Ivey heads-up challenge

Phil Ivey remains widely regarded as one of, if not the best, poker players of all time. If you’ve ever wondered how you would fare in a heads-up match against Ivey, here’s your chance to find out. On Sunday, November 19, ClubWPT offers you the opportunity to win one of two $2,500 WPT Prime Passports, […]

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Lynn Gilmartin WPT World Championship ambassador
Poker News 19-10-2023

Team up with a WPT ambassador and win your way to the $40m guaranteed World Championship

The 2022 WPT World Championship was an incredible success and rightly won the GPI award for best live event. This year, it’s set to be even bigger and better, and WPT has made a massive statement by slapping a $40 million guarantee on it. That’s by far the largest-ever live tournament guarantee in poker history. […]

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Views 06-10-2023

Brad Willis: Poker’s greatest winter is coming and all roads lead to the WPT World Championship

My son is on his way home from college for fall break. I’ve been watching playoff baseball all week. And against all odds, the Missouri Tiger football team is (at least until tomorrow) 5-0 for the first time in a decade (NB: they are still 6.5-point dogs against the Tigers of LSU, so bet responsibly, […]

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Poker News 03-10-2023

How to qualify for the $40 million guaranteed WPT World Championship

The World Poker Tour’s spectacular season-ender, the WPT World Championship, looms not far ahead on the poker world’s horizon, and there are numerous ways for you to win your way into the $40 million guaranteed event. The WPT expects upwards of 1,000 players to qualify for the $10,400 buy-in event via both online and live […]

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Poker News 07-09-2023

World Poker Tour gears up for WPT Global Fall Festival

The World Poker Tour readies itself for another massive online tournament festival. WPT Global Fall Festival offers players a chance to win a WPT500 title, a WPT Prime title, and even a highly coveted WPT Championship title. “Following a successful Spring Festival on WPT Global, we are happy to announce that our online counterpart is […]

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Poker News 31-08-2023

WPT World Championship to boast shocking $40 million guarantee in December

The World Poker Tour knew its 2022 WPT World Championship at the Wynn in Las Vegas had a consequence beyond startling the poker community with a $15 million guarantee and beyond the still shocking prize pool that eventually grew to more than $29 million: people were going to start asking, “Well, how can you top […]

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Valiant Lady WPT Voyage
Poker News 28-07-2023

WPT Royal Flush Crew to award a WPT Voyage Passport in special bounty tournament

This Sunday, July 30th, the WPT Royal Flush Crew will infiltrate the ClubWPT streets for a special bounty tournament. The top prize offers VIP members a chance to win their way on to the 2024 WPT Voyage for a one-of-a-kind poker experience on the Caribbean high seas. “Once again, ClubWPT is presenting a wonderful opportunity […]

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Poker News 09-07-2023

Scheinberg and Van Patten receive WPT’s highest honor

World Poker Tour CEO Adam Pliska stood on a small raised platform in front of an intimate group of people. A bright amber spotlight lit what could have just as easily been a judge’s robe if it hadn’t been hanging on the shoulders of the WPT’s top executive. “You are in a room of extraordinary […]

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Adam Pliska
Poker News 29-06-2023

The World Poker Tour plus Richard Branson: “This one’s going to be special”

The World Poker Tour never fails to delight and surprise. Exciting venues, excellence in player experience, and fun partnerships; they always have something in the works. Still, a partnership with entrepreneur and business mogul Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages is one few could have predicted. WPT CEO and President Adam Pliska shared with us how […]

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Poker News 25-05-2023

Are you ready for the Big One? One Drop says it’s coming in December

The Big One is back. The WPT and One Drop Foundation announced today that the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop will return at the upcoming 2023 WPT World Championship held at Wynn Las Vegas. Adam Pliska, CEO of WPT, said, “The Big One for One Drop is such an iconic tournament in […]

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Daniel Arsham and his WPT trophies
Poker News 18-05-2023

WPT sculpts an exciting partnership with American artist Daniel Arsham

The World Poker Tour is constantly looking for new ways to energize, enhance, and add excitement to the game we all love. Their newest partnership may be the most creative one to date. They’ve partnered with renowned American Artist Daniel Arsham for a multi-faceted project for Season XXI. Arsham-designed trophies and stage sets will be […]

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Valiant Lady WPT Voyage
Poker News 18-05-2023

World Poker Tour announces 2024 at-sea WPT main event

The World Poker Tour’s expanding commitment to hosting major WPT events aboard Virgin Voyages cruise ships will include a new element in 2024, when the WPT and Virgin’s Valiant Lady will host the “WPT Voyage,” a six-day floating series of poker events including both WPT Tour main event and WPT Prime tourneys. Overall, the WPT […]

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Poker News 01-05-2023

Virgin Voyages, WPT present first permanent cruise ship poker room

Virgin Voyages announces a new partnership with the World Poker Tour. Together, the two entities will present a world-class poker experience during every sailing aboard Virgin Voyage’s Scarlet Lady. The cruise line offers four-night or five-night experiences, departing from the brand’s homeport of Miami. A one of a kind experience The WPT at Sea poker […]

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Poker News 21-04-2023

ClubWPT hosts qualifiers for WPT World Championship Passport packages

You don’t have to wait until December for gifts, or for the chance to enter one of the biggest poker tournaments of the year. Last December, the World Poker Tour hosted the WPT World Championship at The Wynn in Las Vegas. That was one of the most successful inaugural events in poker history, with 2,960 […]

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Albert Knafo chip leads Day 1 of Rolling Thunder Main Event
Poker News 02-04-2023

Albert Knafo storms over Day 1 of WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event

It was a packed house for the season opener of season XXI of the WPT Main Tour. Here in Northern California, the $3,500 Main Event saw 474 entrants sit down to their 50,000 chip starting stacks in the Thunder Valley Resort Casino. After eight levels of play, players have bagged up their chips for the […]

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Poker News 30-03-2023

WPT announces first two events in partnership with One Drop Foundation

The World Poker Tour has announced details for the first two events of its new charity-based partnership with One Drop Foundation, the global clean-water initiative founded by Cirque du Soleil creator and poker enthusiast Guy Laliberte. This July, as part of the Wynn Summer Classic, the WPT will offer a pair of One Drop-benefiting events. […]

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Poker News 29-03-2023

World Poker Tour set for return to Dusk Till Dawn

The World Poker Tour (WPT) will return to the Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino in Nottingham, UK for the first time since 2019. The WPT500 UK is added to the Season XXI schedule as the eighth European stop. “We gladly welcome Dusk Till Dawn to the Season XXI schedule,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. […]

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Poker News 14-03-2023

WPT Championship at Wynn Las Vegas returns December

After the over-the-top success of the December 2022 WPT World Championship, there was almost no doubt we’d see the event return this year. Today, the WPT confirmed it is returning to the Wynn in December and released the dates for the series. The festival will mark the grand finale for Season XXI of the World […]

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Poker News 08-03-2023

WPT announces Ladies Event schedule for Season XXI

The World Poker Tour is recognizing International Women’s Day with the release of a new slate of Ladies Events. The new events will all take place throughout Season XXI, including the second annual WPT Ladies Championship. The inaugural winner of this event, Canada’s Lina Niu, outlasted the stacked field and took home the top prize […]

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Poker News 16-02-2023

Neeme and Owen bring the MUG to Cambodia

Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen will host a meet-up game in conjunction with the WPT Prime festival in Cambodia. The multi-talented, poker-playing, vlogging superstars look to conquer new territory and new viewers by heading overseas to Southeast Asia. The game is set for 1:00PM on March 15th, the day before the main event of the […]

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Poker News 12-02-2023

World Poker Tour and One Drop Foundation form new charity-poker partnership

The World Poker Tour and the One Drop Foundation have announced the formation of a partnership to continue the poker world’s support of One Drop’s mission to provide access to clean drinking water across the globe. One Drop, which was founded in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil founder and noted poker enthusiast Guy Laliberte, has […]

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Poker News 06-01-2023

Chad Eveslage officially named World Poker Tour® Season XX Player of the Year

The World Poker Tour has verified that Florida pro Chad Eveslage is the WPT’s Season XX Player of the Year, capping a breakthrough season for one of the game’s hottest players. Eveslage, of Fort Lauderdale, topped the WPT’s Season XX (2022) POY points total with 2,325 points, edging out runner-up Steve Buckner. By winning the […]

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Poker News 21-12-2022

Eliot Hudon banks $4,136,000 in WPT World Championship win

Until this week, Canadian Eliot Hudon had never won more than $114,000 in a live poker tournament. That win came in a 2021 WSOP Main Event cash. Tuesday night, Hudon won more than $4 million in the second-biggest $10,000 buy-in of 2022. Hudon topped the 2,960-entry WPT World Championship at the Wynn. “I’m more in […]

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Poker News 20-12-2022

Stephen Song tops record field in WPT Prime Championship

Las Vegas-based pro Stephen Song has added to his growing list of poker accolades by taking down the WPT Prime Championship, the largest-ever “Prime” event in World Poker Tour history. Song’s victory over a massive 5,340-entry field was worth $712,650. It’s Song’s largest career payday and pushes his lifetime poker tourney winnings over the $5 […]

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Views 15-12-2022

How the WPT pulled off the 2022 World Championship

Here’s the thing: I’m not a young man, and I’ve been off the road for a few years. More than a few people greeted me at the Wynn this week with–if not the words, at least the look in their eye–”Man, I thought you were dead. Or at least retired. But probably dead.” So, after […]

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Poker News 15-12-2022

WPT announces 2023 first-half schedule

Riding high on the overwhelming success of its 2022 WPT World Championship at the Wynn, the WPT announced the first half of its 2023 season XXI schedule. CEO Adam Pliska promised a push beyond the WPT’s 20th anniversary season and promised new partnerships in the coming year. The next WPT Main Tour event kicks off […]

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Poker News 15-12-2022

WPT World Championship photo gallery

The WPT World Championship main event runs December 12-20, 2022 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Day 1C Day 1B Day 1A Photos by Joe Giron, PokerPhotoArchive

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Views 13-12-2022

Godfathers, robots, and the future of poker

A poker player who has been around for the last 20 years can be forgiven for skepticism when hearing about a “special presentation” in between levels of a poker tournament. That’s because tournament players have been witness or fallen victim to just about every sort of marketing wizardry the poker world and its hangers on […]

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Views 12-12-2022

The 2022 WPT winter assault

Let’s ask ourselves: just exactly what is the WPT trying to do here at the Wynn with the WPT World Championship? We are seeing a no-expense-spared culmination of a months-long public relations offensive that’s awash in online qualifiers, Thank You parties, lavish VIP rooms, celebrity appearances, and huge player pools. It feels very much like, […]

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Poker News 12-12-2022

WPT to award Scheinberg, Van Patten with highest honor

The World Poker Tour had a specific plan for this first day of the WPT World Championship Main Event.  As it celebrates its 20th year and hosts a winter poker festival receiving rave reviews, the WPT plan was to announce its highest honor to longtime commentator Vince Van Patten and co-founder Isai Scheinberg.  The […]

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Poker News 27-11-2022

WPT promotes ladies initiatives during upcoming World Championship

December’s WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is set to be a record-breaker in many ways, including the World Poker Tour’s outreach to the women’s poker community. Spearheaded by the World Championship’s $200,000 guaranteed Ladies Championship, the women-focused initiatives put forth by the WPT mark a new high in the WPT’s efforts to promote […]

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Poker News 09-11-2022

World Poker Tour tabs Phil Ivey as newest brand ambassador

The World Poker Tour has reached into its own storied past to redefine its future by naming famed poker pro Phil Ivey as its newest brand ambassador. Ivey, one of the game’s most famous players, has amassed over $38 million in career tournament cashes, ranking ninth all-time, including a huge win at the 2008 WPT […]

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Poker News 06-10-2022

December’s $15 Million WPT World Championship main to award over 500 seat packages through satellites

The World Poker Tour’s upcoming WPT World Championship main event, set to begin on December 12, continues to build its field through a bevy of satellite opportunities that will award seat packages into the seasone-ending $15 million tourney. The WPT has recently announced that more than 500 seats into the $10,400 event will be awarded […]

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Poker News 22-08-2022

WPT offers $22 million in guarantees for December World Championship series

The World Poker Tour will offer more than $22 million in prize pool guarantees through the course of its just announced WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas festival in December. The series, which runs December 1-20, 2022, includes 23 separate events. Headlining the 20-day festival is the series’ main event, the WPT World Championship. […]

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Doyle Brunson Ev 79 Day 1 (Image: Haley Hintze)
Poker News 24-06-2022

A deal for Doyle: Brunson to rep World Poker Tour

The World Poker Tour® (WPT) has announced that it has signed the legendary Godfather of Poker, Doyle Brunson, as its newest WPT ambassador. For Brunson, who is a member of the WPT® Champions Club in addition to being a member of the Poker Hall of Fame, the deal marks a return to the WPT’s extended […]

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Poker News 06-06-2022

World Poker Tour commits to a record $15 million guarantee for WPT World Championship

The World Poker Tour has announced that this season’s main tour championship will have a record-breaking $15 million guarantee. This makes it the largest guarantee ever for a live tourney. The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas will be a $10,400 buy-in event. The WPT World Championship which will be the main event in […]

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Poker News 24-05-2022

WPT adds Andrew Neeme as latest brand ambassador

The World Poker Tour has continued its recent trend of expanding its brand awareness via prominent video-content creators by signing veteran poker vlogger Andrew Neeme as the latest member of its growing brand ambassador team. Neeme is a veteran of the game, with nearly two decades of experience as a player, a half dozen years […]

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Poker News 28-04-2022

WPT signs Brad Owen as brand ambassador

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced the signing of popular vlogger Brad Owen as the newest member of its brand-ambassador team. Owen is the second brand ambassador named by the WPT since the start of 2022, joining world-famous DJ and recording artist Steve Aoki in representing the WPT brand and image. Owen is a […]

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Poker News 02-02-2022

WPT, Star Entertainment Group reach agreement for three Australia stops

The World Poker Tour (WPT) and Australia’s Star Entertainment Group has inked a deal that will bring three new WPT stops to Australia during the WPT’s just-underway Season XX. Among the three stops to be held during 2022 are the WPT’s first-ever visit to Sydney and the first ever main-tour WPT stop ever held in […]

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Poker News 28-01-2022

WPT reaches archival distribution deal with Fubo Sports Network

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has reached a distribution deal with Fubo Sports Network. that will significantly expand viewers’ ability to view historic WPT footage from much of the tour’s storied past. Fubo, which is a “sports first” live TV streaming platform, will make a large chunk of the WPT’s broadcast history available to viewers […]

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Poker News 23-01-2022

World Poker Tour revamps Player of the Year scoring system

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has revamped the scoring system it uses to calculate its annual Player of the Year award, with the changes going into effect for the just-underway 2022 calendar year of WPT events. Among the changes are that every WPT-branded event will count toward the redesigned POY chase, including not only each […]

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Poker News 15-01-2022

World Poker Tour signs Grammy-nominated musician/producer Steve Aoki as brand ambassador

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has delved into the entertainment world to find its newest brand ambassador in well-known Las Vegas musician and producer Steve Aoki. The two-time Grammy-nominated Aoki achieved fame as an online DJ before expanding across several music and entertainment niches. Aoki’s widespread mainstream fame fits well to the WPT’s marketing plans, […]

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Poker News 10-08-2021

Borgata Poker Open goes online for WPT’s New Jersey series

The World Poker Tour‘s collaborative online series with partypoker has a new flagship event. BetMGM has joined the team to create the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open. The event will kick off on September 19, 2021 and run until September 21. It will count as part of the WPT Main Tour. The online Borgata event […]

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Poker News 13-07-2021

The six-month long sale process of World Poker Tour has ended

The folks at Allied Esports Entertainment seem exhausted by the effort of divesting their company of the World Poker Tour. But they have finally managed it. Yesterday the company completed the sale of its 100% stake in Club Services Inc to Element Partners LLC. Club Services is the subsidiary of Allied that holds the WPT […]

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Poker News 29-06-2021

Allied Entertainment delays World Poker Tour sale a few more days… again

The World Poker Tour should have been sold to Element Partners, LLC yesterday. Instead, it was hit by yet another delay. The shareholders of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. gathered yesterday to discuss and vote on the sale of Club Services, Inc. Club Services is the subsidiary that holds all of Allied Esports’s poker-related assets. This […]

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Poker News 03-06-2021

WPT’s Season XIX schedule for 2021 stays in the U.S.

The World Poker Tour has announced the first round of 2021 dates for its Season XIX. And something key is missing from this “World” tour. The announcement includes nine events between now and the end of the year. Seven of the events will be stops on the main tour, with the other two being a […]

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Cryptocurrency 09-04-2021

WPT launch NFT allowing you to own a Mike Sexton “moment”

The World Poker Tour announced today that it will be releasing a series of Non-Fungible Tokens based around key hands from the WPT’s history. The NFT’s will use Theta Labs’s blockchain technology. The plan is to push the NFTs through advertising on the WPT show. To boost the profile of the NFTs they are also […]

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