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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, Venice’s WPT stop will take place from the 3rd to the 8th of February in 2011. The festivities will be hosted by the prestigious Casino de Venezia, a venue made famous by its gorgeous aquatic views. Currently, the Tour has a pair of events lined up at this stop: The €3000 + €300 Main Event, and a €10,000 High Rollers tournament.

Just weeks later, the Austrian capital of Vienna will hold an even richer pair of events. First will be their €3,200+ €300 Main Event (March 25th-29th), followed by the €15,000 High Rollers match (March 28th -30th). Players in both events will be treated to the luxurious tables at the Montesino, with PartyPoker again providing the television sponsorship.

But perhaps the most exciting tidbit of news is this – the legendary city of Paris will host the first ever WPT National Event this coming February. Sponsored by, this inaugural running will be housed in the Aviation Club de France. The Main Event features a €5,000 buy-in (February 9th -15th), with a €10,000 High Rollers event scheduled to follow (February 14th to 16th).

“The World Poker Tour is excited to announce these new dates in Europe,” says WPT President Adam Pliska. “We are looking forward to returning to Venice, debuting our WPT National Series and High Rollers event in Paris and taking the Tour to Vienna for the very first time. The future is exciting and these international events give players even more chances to compete on poker’s premiere stage.”

Those with an itch to get in on the WPT action won’t have to wait for these opportunities, however. The next event on the schedule will be held in Marrakech on the 27th of this month. Hosted by the Casino de Marrakech, the €4,250 buy-in + €750 fee earns a unique package for its purchasers: besides the Main Event entry, players will also receive “deluxe accommodation, breakfast and a dinner buffet.”