WPT Announces Seven More Stops Added to Tour

The World Poker Tour announced just three days ago that seven more stops will be added to the current tour season. The WPT Championship is scheduled for May and now, seven more events are available leading up to the culmination of the tour. Five of the new seven events are considered to be regional or national events and will not be deemed ‘official’ WPT championship events. However, the remaining two events are ‘official’. The official events are the only WPT options that will supply points which will go toward the Player of the Year award.

The regional and national events may not offer the points and championship status of an ‘official’ event but they do offer the same WPT quality at an affordable price. Pros as well as amateurs come out to the global events to try their hand at the structure that WPT provides. The following are regional or national events that have been added to the tour.

WPT Regional Florida Spring Tampa Bay Open

  • March 7th to 10th
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • $1,325 + $175 buy-in

WPT National London

  • March 15th to 19th
  • Aspers Casino
  • £1,500 + £150

WPT National Johannesburg

  • April 5th to 7th
  • Emperors Palace Hotel
  • ZAR 13,000 plus 1,300 Buy-in

WPT Regional Mississippi IP Spring Classic

  • April 5th to 8th
  • IP Casino Resort Spa
  • $1,020 + $130 buy-in

Bwin.es WPT National Marbella

  • April 11th to 15th
  • Casino Marbella
  • €1,500 + $150 buy-in

WPT bestbet Open

  • April 26th to 30th
  • Bestbet Casino
  • $3,200 + $300

PartyPoker.net WPT Canadian Spring Championship

  • May 3rd to 9th
  • Playground Poker Club
  • C$3,000 + C$300

More information on each event can be found at the World Poker Tour website. The tour continues on until May when the final Championship event will take place.

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