World Poker Announces Season XVIII Schedule

World Poker Announces Season XVIII Schedule

The World Poker Tour has been wrapping up its 17th season in style in Las Vegas over the past week.

Three of its main tour events held final tables in just two days last week, with the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and WPT Choctaw finals at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor and the WPT Aria Summer Championship in Aria’s poker room. Then, the WPT Tournament of Champions began on Saturday and will host its final table at the HyperX Esports Arena tonight.

That will officially close Season XVII.

And with that, the WPT announced its first iteration of the Season XVIII Main Tour schedule. There will very likely be more tournaments added, including WPT500 events, but the action is currently set up with 13 US-based tournaments and four international ones in partnership with PartyPoker LIVE.

As summed up by World Poker Tour CEO Adam Pliska, “The WPT is proud to present our players and fans exciting events to look forward to in Season XVIII, including the return to HyperX Esports Arena for TV final tables.”

WPT VP of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael added, “We are excited for another great schedule of events in Season XVIII, along with our return to HyperX Esports Arena. We once again thank our players for supporting the major changes in Season XVII and look forward to continuing to provide the best playing experience.”

Season XVIII Schedule So Far

The initial stop of the next main tour’s upcoming season was announced several weeks ago as a part of the WPT Gardens Poker Festival. And per the press release this weekend, the following appear to be fill out the Season XVIII schedule thus far:

WPT Gardens Poker Festival

Dates:  July 20-25, 2019

Location:  Gardens Casino in Los Angeles, California

Buy-in:  $5K

Bonus:  BMW X1 for winner, alongside prize money

WPT Legends of Poker

Dates:  August 31 – September 4, 2019

Location:  Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California

Buy-in:  $5K

WPT Borgata Poker Open

Dates:  September 15-20, 2019

Location:  Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Buy-in:  $3,500

WPT Maryland

Dates:  September 28 – October 2, 2019

Location:  Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland

Buy-in:  $3,500

WPT UK

Dates:  September 30 – October 6, 2019

Location:  Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, UK

Buy-in:  £3,300

Guarantee:  £1.5 million

Partner:  PartyPoker LIVE

WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble

Dates:  October 11-15, 2019

Location:  bestbet Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida

Buy-in:  $5K

WPT Montreal

Dates:  October 28 – November 3, 2019

Location:  Playground Poker Club in Quebec, Canada

Buy-in:  CAD $3,300

Guarantee:  CAD $3 million

Partner:  PartyPoker LIVE

WPT Seminole Rock & Roll Poker Open

Dates:  November 29 – December 4, 2019

Location:  Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida

Buy-in:  $3,500

WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Dates:  December 16-20, 2019

Location:  Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada

Buy-in:  $10K

WPT Russia

Dates:  January 20-26, 2020

Location:  Casino Sochi in Sochi, Russia

Buy-in:  ₽198,000 ($3,025)

Partner:  PartyPoker LIVE

WPT Gardens Poker Championship

Dates:  January 11-15, 2020

Location:  Gardens Casino in Los Angeles, California

Buy-in:  $10K

Final table at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas on March 31

WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

Dates:  January 26-30, 2020

Location:  Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Buy-in:  $3,500

Final table at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas on April 1

WPT Germany

Dates:  February 17-23, 2020

Location:  King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic

Buy-in:  €3,300

Partner:  PartyPoker LIVE

WPT L.A. Poker Classic

Dates:  February 29 – March 4, 2020

Location:  Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California

Buy-in:  $10K

Final table at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas on April 2

WPT Rolling Thunder

Dates:  March 7-10, 2020

Location:  Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, California

Buy-in:  $5K

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

Dates:  April 30 – May 5, 2020

Location:  Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida

Buy-in:  $3,500

Final table at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas at date to be determined

WPT Choctaw

Dates:  May 15-18, 2020

Location:  Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma

Buy-in:  $3,700

Final table at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas at date to be determined

 

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Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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