Season XVIII of the World Poker Tour to Air Sunday Nights on Bally Sports
This Sunday, October 3, Season XVIII of the World Poker Tour (WPT) will premiere on Bally Sports (and other regional sports networks). The broadcast slate includes a dozen episodes to air each Sunday over the next 12 Sundays. In total, the new season will be comprised of four final tables that will air through December 19.
Episodes will air at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time in most markets – be sure to check your local listings – with reruns to follow. Poker fans will see familiar faces on each episode as WPT commentators Vince Van Patten and Tony Dunst return, as does anchor Lynn Gilmartin.
“Our fans have been very patient waiting for the Season XVIII episodes and we are excited for Sunday night,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “The action from Season XVIII promises to live up to the expectations of our audience.”
The first episode will be the Gardens Poker Championship final table featuring players such as Chance Kornuth, Qing Liu, and Markus Gonsalves, among others, battling for their share of a $2,467,200 prize pool. The final table will play out over three-hour-long episodes each of the next three Sundays.
That tournament originally took place in January 2020 and was scheduled to play to a winner in March of that same year. However, the global pandemic postponed play for a full year until March 2021. Spoiler: click here to learn who won that tournament.
The other final tables that will air are WPT Borgata, WPT L.A. Poker Classic, and the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.