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World Poker Tour Confirms Removal of January Borgata Stop

World Poker Tour Confirms Removal of January Borgata Stop 0001

The World Poker Tour has confirmed that the Borgata Poker Open, originally scheduled for late January of 2009, is no longer part of the WPT's Season Seven schedule. Reports of the Borgata event being removed from the WPT schedule began to surface more than two weeks ago, but the Borgata stop remained on the WPT schedule of events until being recently being removed and confirmed by the WPT.

Also confirmed is that the Borgata will run a replacement event during the 2009 Borgata Winter Poker Open, with that series' schedule still being finalized. While guarantees and dates are still being finalized, the latest schedule calls for a $3,000+200, four-day event beginning on Jan. 25, 2009, with a probable $500,000 guarantee.

The WPT also announced several other revisions to the remainder of its Season Seven schedule. Currently underway, the remaining stops on this season's tour are as follows:

Dec. 13-19, 2008 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jan. 14-17, 2009 Southern Poker Championship

Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi

Feb. 21-26, 2009 LA Poker Classic

Commerce Casino, Commerce, California

Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2009 WPT Celebrity Invitational

Commerce Casino, Commerce, California

Mar. 16-20, 2009 Bay 101 Shooting Star

Bay 101, San Jose, California

Apr. 4-9, 2009 Foxwoods Poker Classic

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Apr. 18-25, 2009 WPT World Championship

Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada

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