Poker fans will have to wait no longer for new episodes of the World Poker Tour. The premiere of WPT Season XIII runs Sunday on FOX Sports Networks with a total of 35 hours of poker set to be broadcast over the duration of the season.
Returning to the airwaves for their 13th season together are commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten as well as anchor Lynn Gilmartin and Raw Deal host Tony Dunst. While familiar faces are part of the package, there are also some changes in store.
“Following the outstanding success of Season XII, the World Poker Tour has upped the ante for Season XIII with an upgraded set; the addition of customized Hublot watches for all of our televised winners; return trips to bestbet Jacksonville and the Fallsview Casino Resort; and an unprecedented four events from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, including the WPT Monster Invitational,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “We are proud to introduce all of these new changes to our loyal viewers, while also maintaining the rich legacy of the World Poker Tour with our high production standards and the return of legendary co-commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten for a 13th consecutive season.”
Also back for another season are the Royal Flush Girls and the debut of the BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch, a group of seven players poised for a breakthrough moment – or two – during Season XIII.
“Very few television series have the longevity of the World Poker Tour, and this season we continue to evolve our presentation of WPT’s action-packed poker tournaments with episodes that appeal to both casual viewers and hardcore poker enthusiasts,” said WPT Supervising Producer Mandy Glogow. “We thoroughly enjoy telling the stories of poker players as they compete for life-changing windfalls, and look forward to showcasing Season XIII to the world throughout the next several months.”
The first episodes to air are from the 2014 Legends of Poker. Viewers will recognize stops at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, The Commerce Casino, The Bellagio, Bay 101 Casino, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and bestbet Jacksonville.
Episodes will air on Sunday night with re-airing of each episode throughout the week on FSN and FS2. Fans can check their local listings for times on WPT.com.
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