WPT Goes Online With partypoker

By Ben Hamill - March 18 2020

WPT Goes Online With partypoker

There’s a whole lot of exciting Poker headed our way, even amidst all of the deadly Coronavirus drama. Great news is that the World Poker Tour, in association with online giant partypoker, will in May of this year be hosting its very first WPT Online Series ever, with events ranging from a WPTDeepStacks event to the WPT Online Championship and even a WPT500 event. The WPT Online Series will be taking place during the period May 10 to May 26th and a will according to a media release by the World Poker Tour, present players with a fantastic $7 million in prize guarantees.

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The entire online series will be hosted on partypoker’s platform and players will all be able to have a go at securing their own chunk of the humungous prize pool. The highlight of the online tour will be the $3,200 buy-in World Poker Tour Online Championship.

A Record Prize Pool

Most exciting of all is the prize money up for grabs. Never before has anywhere near $7 million been made available by a partnership of this nature. And its this breakthrough that gets WPT CEO Adam Pliska and VP of WTP Europe, Hermance Blum, really excited and ready for action. The fact that players can take part from the comfort of their own homes, and without the risk of a coronavirus infection, is what truly makes the tournament to be something to look forward to.

Blum commented on the new tour at the time of the announcement and said that the World Poker Tour simply cannot wait to crown its very first World Poker Tour Online Championship winner.

Barcelona And Europe Cancelled

The WPT is moving in the right direction, and that’s considered a done deal. Various casinos all over the country and world have had to shut down operations indefinitely amid the global coronavirus threat and panic.

The World Poker Tour too, recently had to cancel one of its leading Europe events, namely the WPT Barcelona. The WPTDeepStacks event and the WPTDeepStacks European Championship have also been hung on the postponement and possible cancellation hook. The Euro stop was cancelled specifically following the massive outbreak of the deadly covid-19 in France as well as Italy.

Thanks however to the creative genius that is the WPT / partypoker partnership, players will continue to enjoy uninterrupted action and play, almost as if they had attended an actual in-person tournament.

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