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WPT Announces First Half of Season XII

The WPT have announced their plans for the rest of 2013, and it really is going to be global six months. With events covering North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, the World Poker Tour is really living up to it’s name. The first of these will be in Europe,...

WPT Championship Won by Chino Rheem

In the early hours of Saturday Morning, the 2013 $25,000 WPT Championship came to an end, with one of poker’s more controversial stars taking the title. Controversy has followed Chino throughout his career, but he wasn’t the only one at the final table who...

Success Story Comes out of WPT LA Poker Classic

When the WPT LA Poker Classic was down to the final two, the host’s PR department must have been pumping their fists in excitement. The chip leader, David “Doc” Sands, was a WPT Ones to Watch player, and his opponent, Sean Jazayeri, was a 3-time WPT...

WPT Foundation – a New Charitable Organization

World Poker Tour (WPT) has shown the philanthropic side of poker by announcing the launch of the WPT Foundation, a charitable organization that will support non-profit programs on world issues such as the environment, human rights, hunger and poverty. The initiative...

WPT Announces its 2012 Schedule

The World Poker Tour has recently announced its final nine tour stops of its incredible tenth season.  Continuing the WPT’s efforts to expand globally, three of the events will be held in Europe.  The WPT will be stopping in Dublin, Ireland in January, in...

Scott Seiver Wins 2011 WPT World Championship

The World Poker Tour championship main event can be summed up with one picture, Scott Seiver, sitting in front of a table covered in money, $1,618,344 to be exact. Seiver’s arms are outstretched throwing four morbidly obese money stacks high up into the air....

WPT Extends Contract with Bellagio

The World Poker Tour has announced a contract extension with the Bellagio Resort and Casino, ensuring their collaboration through the next two seasons. According to a recent press release, “The deal ensures Bellagio will continue to be the exclusive home of the...

WPT Partners with Chrysalis for Charity Event

Chrysalis, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding employment for economically disadvantaged individuals, has been chosen as the WPT Celebrity Invitational’s charity partner for the second year in a row. The World Poker tour celebrity Invitational Event...

The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Kicks Off

On Friday, December 2, 2010, the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic begins. This tournament series is hosted at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the last WPT event of 2010. This year’s buy-in is $10000+300, down from a $15000 buy-in in...

WPT Announces Stops in Venice, Vienna, and Paris

Hot off the renewal of their Legends of Poker contract with Bicycle Casino, the World Poker Tour has added three stops onto their ever-expanding schedule. Headlining the announcement are a pair of televised tournaments, to be held in Venice and Vienna. Presented by...

WPT Extends Contract with Bicycle Casino

The World Poker Tour and Bell Garden, CA’s Bicycle Casino have recently announced a contract extension, which will carry their partnership through the year 2015. Specifically, this means that the annual Legends of Poker event will maintain its place as one of...

Jeff Forrest Wins WPT World Poker Finals

The final table of the World Poker Tour World Poker Finals at Foxwoods was loaded with its share of bad beats. The record number of suckouts pushed the final table passed midnight and into Wednesday. After it was all said and done, though, Jeff Forrest emerged as the...

Tom Marchese Leads Final Table at WPT Foxwoods

The final table has been set at WPT Foxwoods with Tom Marchese leading the way. Marchese,  a high stakes online player known as “Kingsofcards”, is looking to add to his final table success after having won the North American Poker Tour (NAPT) Venetian Main...

Jake Cody Picks Up WPT London Title

London is the place to be this month for serious poker players, with the EPT, WPT, WSOPE and British Poker Festival all visiting the city throughout the course of September. The World Poker Tour London Event has just come to a close, and while it was a fantastic...

Andy Frankenberger Snags Legends of Poker Title

It was an exciting time in Los Angeles this week as poker greats settled on the felt to battle it out at the World Poker Tour’s 2010 Legends of Poker. While a great time was surely had by all, the big winner on the day was Andy Frankenberger who walked away with...

STOP YELLING AT THE TV AND BE ON IT

World Poker Tour® Announces Open Casting For New On-Air Role LOS ANGELES — You wouldn’t lay down that hand. You can’t believe that rank amateur or pompous pro made that call. Your family wants you to stop screaming at the TV. Heck, even your...

Heads Shaved at WPT Doyle Brunson Classic

The World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic is a traditional end-of-year high-stakes event which draws in all the big name pros from Las Vegas and beyond. This year’s WPTDBFDWPC, as it is not known for short, was as star-studded as ever, with...

World Poker Tour (WPT) Sold to Gamynia Limited

Amidst recent turmoil the World Poker Tour was sold this past week to Gamynia Limited for just over $9,000,000 and a percentage of future sales.  The Tour, owned and operated by World Poker Tour Enterprises, was the brainchild of TV Producer and CEO of WPTE Steven...

World Poker Tour Sold to Gamynia Limited

Since its heyday in the pre-UIGEA poker boom, the World Poker Tour has been on a deep dark downward spiral. Viewing figures have waned, tournament attendance has suffered, and profits have dried up. The last 12 months have been extremely testing for the former...

WPT Bellagio Cup V Crowns First Season 8 Champion

Across the road from the World Series, the modern home of Las Vegas poker was hosting the WPT Bellagio Cup V. The event is traditionally timed to overlap with the end of the Main Event, in order to tempt in pros and big-money amateurs before they head back home after...

WPT Season VIII Schedule Unveiled

Poker’s most well known tele-visual spectacle has announced its return. The World Poker Tour has unveiled their U.S. schedule for Season VIII. A host of favourite venues make a return to the schedule this year, with one brand new addition. There will be 12 stops in...

ElkY Wins WPT Fiesta al Lago

Earlier this week, the sixth event of the WPT’s seventh season concluded with a resounding win for Bertrand Grospellier, known online as “ElkY.” The WPT Festa al Lago was held at the famous Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The buy-in was steep...

WPT Faces Being Delisted from the NASDAQ

Following on from a dire second quarter report published earlier this month, the WPT have run into another financial hurdle – the threat of being delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange. Falling revenues were put down to lower licensing fees after their switch...

WPT Bellagio Cup IV

Yesterday saw one of the very toughest WPT final tables ever, if not the toughest final table ever, period. Everyone at the table was more than capable of holding their own; each player world class in their own right. Last year’s final table was no slouch either, with...

WPT World Championship — Final Table

Sometimes in poker, it seems as if destiny plays a part. Not everyone believes in destiny, but sometimes it just seems irrefutable. Take Gus Hansen, for example. Gus Hansen is quite obviously an extremely talented tournament player, with constantly ruthless...

WPT World Championship – final table formed

Five days have passed since the championship started, and we are now down to the TV final table which is, of course, six players. For an introduction to the tournament, please click here. My article will cover the last three days of the tournament to get us up-to-date...

WPT World Championships Update – Apr. 22nd

For those who’ve been following the traditionally star-studded World Poker Tour all season long, your payoff is finally here with the Season 6 WPT World Championships.  And what a payoff it has been so far! In all, 545 players paid the hefty $25,000 entry fee...