On Tuesday, the World Poker Tour announced the remainder of the Season XI tournament schedule. In 2013, the WPT will visit nine of the most prestigious venues in the United States and Europe and then conclude with Champions Week at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The New Year begins with a return visit to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In September, the WPT Borgata Open drew more than 1,100 entrants, and this event will feature a $2 million guarantee.
From Atlantic City, the WPT will head to Florida, Austria, California, Spain, and finally Nevada. Florida will feature two events at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, and California will host two events at separate locations: the L.A. Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino, and the Bay 101 Shooting Star at the Bay 101 Casino.
“By working with a combination of existing and new partners throughout Season XI, WPT is constantly seeking to provide players around the world with access to high-quality tournaments and one-of-a-kind poker experiences that no one else can offer,” said WPT CEO Steve Heller. “After first-ever stops in Johannesburg, South Africa and Sanya, China in 2012 – along with repeat visits to popular venues such as Aviation Club de France in Paris and Bellagio in Las Vegas – it’s obvious that World Poker Tour remains the best choice for players who want to maximize the value of their tournament buy-in while also being able to compete against world-class competition on one of the biggest stages in the game today.”
Here’s what the 2013 schedule looks like:
|WPT Borgata Winter Open (LS)||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Jan 27 – Feb 1, 2013||$3,300 + 200||2||Yes||$2,000,000 ClubWPT|
|WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LS)||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida||Feb 8 – Feb 12, 2013||$3,250 + 175 + 75||2||Yes||$750,000 ClubWPT|
|PartyPoker WPT Vienna (LS)||Montesino Casino, Vienna Austria||Feb 18 – Feb 23, 2013||€3,200 + 300||2||Yes||PartyPoker|
|WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV)||Commerce Casino, Commerce, California||Feb 23 – Feb 28, 2013||$9,600 + 400||1||No||ClubWPT|
|WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV)||Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California||March 4 – March 8, 2013||$7,150 + 350||2||Yes||ClubWPT|
|PartyPoker WPT Barcelona (LS)||Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain||April 5 – April 10, 2013||€3,200 + 300||2||Yes||PartyPoker|
|WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown (TV)||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida||April 11 – April 16, 2013||$4,700 +150 + 150||2||Yes||ClubWPT|
|WPT World Championship (TV)||Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada||May 18 – 24, 2013||$25,000 + 500||1||No||TBD|
|WPT Super High Roller Championship (TV)||Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada||May 21 – May 23, 2013||$100,000||1||Yes||TBD|
The WPT is also offering an additional nine National Events in Europe and South Africa. These popular events with affordable buy-ins will be hosted in Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Cyprus, and Mauritius.
Here’s the WPT National Series schedule:
|PKR WPT National: Dublin (LS)||CityWest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland||Jan 3 – Jan 6, 2013||€1,200 + 120||2||Yes||PKR|
|PartyPoker WPT National: Paris (LS)||Aviation Club de France, Paris, France||Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2013||€1,500 + 150||2||Yes||PartyPoker|
|Win2Day WPT National: Brussels (LS)||Grand Casino, Brussels, Belgium||Feb 14 – Feb 18, 2013||€1,500 + 150||2||Yes||Win2Day|
|WPT National: Cyprus (LS)||Merit Grand Casino, Cyprus||March 1 – March 5, 2013||$2,000 + 200||2||Yes||N/A|
|PMU WPT National: Mauritius (LS)||Ti Vegas Casino, Mauritius||March 5 – March 10, 2013||€1,360 + 140||2||Yes||PMU|
|PartyPoker WPT National: Cannes (LS)||Le Croisette Casino, Cannes, France||April 11 – April 15, 2013||€1,500 + 150||2||Yes||PartyPoker|
|PartyPoker WPT National: Marbella (LS)||Casino Marbella, Spain||April 20 – April 25, 2013||€1,500 + 150||2||Yes||PartyPoker|
|PMU WPT National: Annecy||Imperial Casino, d’Annecy, France||May 16 – May 20, 2013||€1,500 + 150||2||Yes||PMU|
(TV) denotes television coverage, (LS) denotes live streaming only.
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