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World Poker Tour Announces Season VIII US Schedule

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World Poker Tour Enterprises, Inc. has released the venues and dates for the American stops on the upcoming eighth season of the World Poker Tour. The season’s dozen United States events begin with the Bellagio Cup in Las Vegas in mid-July, and run through the WPT Championship, also at the Bellagio, in April of 2010. Four of the 12 WPT U.S. stops will be held at the Bellagio, with a new event set to be debut in March of 2010, the Hollywood Open at Lawrenceburg, Indiana’s Hollywood Casino.

The 12 United States-based events in Season VIII of the World Poker Tour:

Bellagio Cup V
July 13-19, 2009 Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
Buy-in: $15,400

Legends of Poker
August 22-26, 2009, Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles, CA
Buy-in: $10,000

Borgata Poker Open
September 19-24, 2009, Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
Buy-in: To be determined

Festa al Lago
October 20-26, 2009, Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
Buy-in: $15,400

Foxwoods World Poker Finals
November 5-10, 2009, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Buy-in: $10,000

Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
December 13-19, 2009, Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
Buy-in: $15,400

Southern Poker Championship
January 24-27, 2010: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
Buy-in: $10,000

L.A. Poker Classic
February 20-25, 2010, Commerce Casino, Los Angeles, CA
Buy-in: $10,000

WPT Celebrity Invitational (at L.A. Poker Classic)
February 27 - March 1, 2010: Commerce Casino, Los Angeles, CA
Invitation-Only Event

Bay 101 Shooting Star
March 8-12, 2010, Bay 101, San Jose, CA
Buy-in: $10,000

Hollywood Poker Open
March 20-24, 2010: Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
Buy-in: $10,000

WPT Championship
April 17-24, 2010 Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
Buy-in: $25,500

Separately, the World Poker Tour announced a new international event to be held in Slovakia, running from August 26 – September 2, 2009. The WPT has not yet released the complete international portion of its schedule, though the WPT Spanish Championship, June 24-30, 2009, has previously been announced.

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