World Poker Tour Reveals Second Half of Season XII Schedule
The World Poker Tour announced the remainder of its Season XII schedule on Monday. The record-setting season will close out next year with seven Main Tour stops and nine additional WPT® Regional and WPT® National events located around the globe.
Highlighting the remainder of Season XII will be two stops at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. The 2014 schedule kicks off in Atlantic City in January with the televised WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, and will conclude with the season-ending $15,400 WPT World Championship. That event was was recently moved from the Bellagio in Las Vegas and features a brand new price tag (down from $25,000).
The WPT will also host Main Events at three separate venues in Florida, plus two in California. In April heads to Hollywood, Fla. for the season’s penultimate event - the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown. Just like August’s massively successful Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, next year's event will carry a $10 million guarantee on the championship event.
“The much-anticipated, second half of the WPT schedule was definitely worth the wait,” said WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage. “Players can start to book travel knowing that many quality events in great locations are now in place.”
“We are very excited about the depth and breadth of our Season XII schedule,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “We’ve taken great care to ensure all of our players – whether they’re on the Main Tour or in our WPT Regional or WPT National events – enjoy world-class experiences at premier venues around the globe.”
Here's a look at the second half of the World Poker Tour Season XII schedule:
|WPT Borgata Winter Open (TV)||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ||Jan. 26 - Jan. 31, 2014||$3,300 + 200|
|WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open||Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek, Fla.||Feb. 7 - Feb. 12, 2014||$3,250 + 175 + 75|
|WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV)||Commerce Casino, Commerce, Calif.||March 1 - March 6, 2014||$9,600 + 400|
|WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV)||Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, Calif.||March 10 - March 14, 2014||$7,150 + 350|
|WPT Jacksonville bestbet Open||bestbet Jacksonville, Fla.||March 21 - March 25, 2014||$3,200 + 240 + 60|
|WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown (TV)||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Fla.||April 11 - April 17, 2014||$5,000 +150 + 150|
|WPT World Championship (TV)||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ||TBD||$15,000 + 400|
The WPT is also offering an additional nine National and Regional Events. These popular events with affordable buy-ins will be hosted in the U.S., England, France, and Belgium.
|WPT Regional Florida Stax Poker Showdown||Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek, Fla.||Jan. 22 - Jan. 27, 2014||$900 +$80 +$20|
|Danske Spil WPT National Vejle||Casino Munkebjerg, Vejle, Denmark||Jan 10 - Jan 14, 2013||10,000 DKK (€1,350)|
|partypoker WPT National UK London||Aspers Casino, Westfield Stratford City, U.K.||Feb. 27 - March 2, 2014||£200|
|Win2Day WPT National: Brussels||Grand Casino, Brussels, Belgium||March 6 - March 10, 2014||€1,350 + €150|
|WPT Regional Florida Spring Tampa Bay Open||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Fla.||March 13 - March 16, 2014||$1,325 + $125 +$50|
|partypoker WPT National UK Newcastle||Aspers Casino, Newcastle, U.K.||May 1 - May 4, 2014||£200|
|WPT Regional Mississippi IP Spring Classic||P Casino Resort & Spa Biloxi, Miss.||May 9 - May 11, 2014||$1,020 + $85 + $45|
|WPT Regional Florida Stax Poker Lounge Showdown||Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek, Fla.||May 21 – May 26, 2014||$300 + $35 + $15|
|partypoker WPT National UK London||Aspers Casino, Westfield Stratford City, U.K.||July 3 - July 6, 2014||£200|
(TV) denotes television coverage