World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour announces season XIX schedule additions

“Live poker is back at full strength on the WPT”

The 2019-2020 season became the 2019-2021 season due to COVID-19, which forced numerous WPT postponements and cancellations in 2020.
Following a tumultuous season that saw canceled events, long-delayed final tables, much of the action moved online, and a record-breaking field, the World Poker Tour is ready to turn the page and get back to business for season XIX.
The World Poker Tour added several new stops in 2021 for the Season XIX of its main tour including a first-ever online event. Tour stops include the WPT Maryland at Live!, the WPT Choctaw in Oklahoma, and the Bellagio and Venetian in Las Vegas. There are also three events in Florida including the Jacksonville, WPT Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, and WPT Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood. There’s the inaugural $25K WPT Heads Up Championship hosted at Poker King starting June 18 featuring Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan.
“Live poker is back at full strength on the WPT and we are ecstatic to once again be able to provide a full and exciting schedule of events for our players,” said Angelica Hael, VP of WPT Global Tour. “We want to sincerely thank the players and global casino partners for their unwavering support during a challenging year and look forward to showcasing some of the best casino properties in North America.”
“As we emerge from restrictions throughout North America we have bolstered the momentum from last season’s historic numbers and are eager to meet the great demand for WPT events leading up to our 20-year anniversary in 2022,” added WPT CEO Adam Pliska.

World Poker Tour announces season XIX schedule additions

The World Poker Tour typically has more than 15 events around the world, mostly in the United States, each season. There are only three events on the schedule so far for Season XIX, but many additional events are expected to be added in the coming months.
On the 19th World Poker Tour season will be a return to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, but not the one in Hollywood, Florida, which hosted the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. This one takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa in Central Florida. The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, a $3,500 buy-in poker tournament, kicks off June 18, with the final table June 22. At least $2 million will be up for grabs in the first live Main Tour event on the 2021 WPT schedule.
The Main Tour season then returns to Las Vegas, more specifically the Venetian, for a $5,000 buy-in event with $3 million guaranteed starting July 2. Additionally, the WPT will host a $2 million guaranteed DeepStack Tour event with a $2,400 buy-in at the same casino starting on July 11. Both events are part of the Venetian’s annual DeepStack Championship Series, one of the biggest events in Las Vegas this coming summer, and every summer.
Last but not least is a trip to Durant, Oklahoma, for the WPT Choctaw. The buy-in for that event is $3,700, and at least $1 million will be in the pot. Play begins July 23 and the final table concludes four days later.