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September 2017

Raphael Francisquetti wins first WPT Brasil; WPT off to Borgata!

The first-ever WPT event in South America wrapped up this week with Brazilian player Raphael Francisquetti winning on home soil. Next week, the WPT is off to Borgata!

August 2017

Ten days to go! WPT Deepstacks Portugal starts next Friday

Ten days to go! WPTDeepStacks Europe is heading to Vilamoura in Portugal for the first time. Tons of beautiful beaches & amazing championship golf courses!

June 2017

WPT off to Brasil for first time

The WPT has announced its first ever stop in Brasil this August. WPT Brasil will take place near the major beach resort of Camobriú near Santa Caterina.

Five new events for WPTDeepStacks in Europe

The WPT World Poker Tour has announced further expansion for its popular WPTDeepStacks tour in Europe, with five events added to the 2017 schedule.

April 2017

WPT and PokerStars join forces for MonteDam Swing

The World Poker Tour and PokerStars have teamed up to create the first ever PokerStars Championship/WPT MonteDam Swing involving three weeks of spectacular poker in Monaco and Amsterdam.

Weinman wins WPT Tournament of Champions; next stops Beijing & Amsterdam

Daniel Weinman has won the WPT Tournament of Champions for $381,500. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so check out our great hotels for for the first stops of Season XVI: Amsterdam in May and Beijing starting April 15.

Mercier wins WPT SHRP High Roller; Sinishtaj wins Showdown

Tony Sinishtaj has won the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $661,283 while Jason Mercier beat Justin Bonomo heads-up to take the $25k High Roller for $749,600

Alan Sternberg leads final of WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last six players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.

Alan Sternberg leads last 27 in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last 27 players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.

WPT announces Amsterdam as first European stop of Season XVI

The WPT has announced WPT Amsterdam as the first European event of Season XVI, taking place May 5-13 at Holland Casino Amsterdam. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in Amsterdam!

WPT Season XV season-ender at Seminole

The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.

March 2017

World Poker Tour launches Season XVI in Beijing

The WPT will be kicking off its 16th season in April with a brand new event in Beijing, China, from April 15-19. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing – or help you find other options close to the venue.

Mike Del Vecchio wins WPT Rolling Thunder

Mike Del Vecchio was in tears last night after winning his first World Poker Tour title in the Rolling Thunder Main Event. He said: “I’m just so overcome, ten years of blood, sweat, and tears. I always dreamed of something like this.” Next WPT event: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown starting March 31

WPT heads for a season-ender showdown

The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events in Hollywood, Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown festival is followed by the $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale from April 2-6. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.

Mizzi, Busquet, Drinan all make final of WPT Rolling Thunder

Poker heavyweights Olivier Busquet, Sorel Mizzi and Connor Drinan all make final of WPT Rolling Thunder. Next WPT: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Watch live stream here.

Niall Farrell is WPT Rolling Thunder Day 3 chip leader

WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell has a substantial lead at WPT Rolling Thunder after eliminating his friend and fellow WPT champion Chris Moorman in a massive pot late on Day 2. Next WPT events: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown starting March 31, followed by the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale from April 2.

Dhaval Joshi and Jon Borenstein lead WPT Rolling Thunder at end of Day 1a

There were a total of 166 players for Day 1A of the $3,500 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event 86 are through to Day 2 on Monday. The chip leader at the end of play was Dhaval Joshi.

Panzica wins WPT Bay 101

American pro Sam Panzica has won his second WPT title, taking down the biggest WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star field in history for $1,373,000. The 24-year-old from Michigan is now off to WPT Rolling Thunder which starts today. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check our great hotel deals.

Graner crowns “exceptional” day at WPT Bay 101, leads for Day 2

American pro Stephen Graner spent the whole of Day 1b of the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event in the middle of the feature table – and remains in the spotlight as he now goes through to Day 2 with a commanding chip lead.

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star and WPT Rolling Thunder

The $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star is underway and will be swiftly followed by WPT Rolling Thunder next week – stages 2 and 3 in the new “WPT California Swing” that includes last week’s WPT LA Poker Classic – won by Daniel Strelitz.

Can Mike Sexton do it again?

For the first 14 seasons of the World Poker Tour, Mike Sexton watched from the commentary booth as other players won titles. Last November he beat a field of 648 players to claim his first WPT title in Montreal and a prize of $425,980.

February 2017

Darren Elias wins third WPT title at Fallsview

American pro Darren Elias won his third WPT trophy last night – and a C$449,484 first prize – after taking down the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Canada. Elias, who beat a record-breaking 489 entry field, is now off to LA Poker Classic for Main Event Day 1

WPT LA Poker Classic Main Event starts tomorrow

A host of big names have headed to LA this week to compete in the WPT LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino. The prestigious $10K buy-in Main Event starts tomorrow (through to March 2) and is set to attract the biggest players in the world. Among those who have jetted off to California are Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.

World Poker Tour event in Beijing announced

The WPT will be kicking off Season XVI of the WPT in April 2017 with running a brand nw event and location. Following the second annual WPT Tournament of Champions concluding Season XV, WPT Beijing will take place April 15-19 at the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing as part of the 2017 Ourgame Chess & Card Festival.

Ema Zajmovic makes WPT history in Canada

Congrats to Canada's Ema Zajmovic who has become the first woman to win an open WPT Championship event in the tour's 15-year history. Zajmovic outlasted a 380-entry field to win the partypoker WPT Playground Main Event for C$241,500.

WPT National Brussels High Roller starts today

A stellar field is expected for the WPTN Brussels €2k High Roller which starts today at 6pm. Brussels is the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 with a 10-event festival taking place at Grand Casino Brussels Viage in the heart of the city.

Countdown to WPT National Brussels

In less than a week, the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 takes place with WPTN Brussels running February 21-26. We are the WPT’s official Travel Partner so can offer you the very best rates for your accommodation and travel needs.

Birthday boy Daniel Weinman wins WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for $892,433

American player Daniel Weinman from Atlanta has won the record-breaking WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open event on his 29th birthday.

WPT Borgata Poker Open final table is set

Californian poker pro Nathan Bjerno is leading for the final of the WPT Borgata Poker Open. Bjerno, who has $783,141 in live tournament winnings, has 12,415,000 in chips giving him a massive lead over the other five players.

WPT’s February “triple bill”!

The WPT is tripling the action this month with three major events going on between now and February 28: the partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival, WPT Fallsview Poker Classic and WPT LA Poker Classic

January 2017

partypoker WPT Playground Main Event starts February 10

The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival is already underway at the Playground Poker Club – and it’s less than two weeks before the start of the C$1,000,000 guarantee Main Event.

Countdown to partypoker WPT Playground Winter Classic

The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club at the end of this month with a fantastic 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.

WPT National heads to Brussels next month

The last WPT National event of 2016/2107 to take place in Europe is WPTN Brussels next month. The 10-event festival will be held at Casino Grand Casino Brussels in the heart of the city from February 21-26.

WPT acquires WPTDeepStacks; first event at Seminole HRH, Florida

WPT Enterprises has just announced full acquisition of the WPTDeepStacks brand and kicks off Season 4 of the tour with WPTDeepStacks Hollywood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida. The flagship $1,100 Main Event has a $1 million guarantee and runs January 19-24.

December 2016

Million guarantee for partypoker WPT Playground Winter Classic

Fancy a trip to Quebec? The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club next month with a 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.

Exciting WPT events planned for early 2017

The WPT gets off to a great start next year with a slew of exciting events taking place in the first two months of 2017.

Caroline Fauvel wins PMU.fr WPTN Deauville

French player Caroline Fauvel took down the €1,200 PMU.fr WPTN Deauville 2016 Main Event on Sunday after beating Samir Abbar heads-up for the €87,000 prize.

November 2016

Fancy a trip to Vegas? December is perfect!

December is a really great time to visit Vegas with the Strip aglitter with holiday spirit. All the casinos try to better each other with millions of decorations, lights and mega-Christmas trees – and there’s nowhere better than Bellagio.

Don’t miss exclusive chance to stay in one of Deauville’s top hotels!

Don’t miss the exclusive chance to stay in one of Deauville’s top hotels! The PMU.fr WPT National Deauville is offering players an amazing promotion during its WPT festival next month. During the €1,200 WPT National Main Event, the Barriere Group is offering players an exclusive experience and opening the doors of the glamorous Royal Hotel - at reduced cost.

Off to the Czech Republic for partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker!

Prague is set to become the poker capital of Europe next month with the partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker kicking off in less than three weeks. This year’s Festival has a packed schedule at its new home, Grandior Hotel Prague, in the heart of the city.

Canada-bound for partypoker and WPT

partypoker's WPT Montreal event is about to kick off. The Playground Poker Fall Classic festival runs from October 30 –November 17 with the $2 million guarantee WPT Montreal $3,850 Main Event starting November 11.

May 2016

New US Immigration Laws on Biometric Passports

As of April 1st 2016, only tourists who carry a biometric passport are allowed to travel to the USA.