The World Poker Tour released the first half of its Season 12 schedule, which stretches through the end of 2013 and spans four continents, and announced a deal with Fox Sports Networks to broadcast the events through 2017.
So far, there are 11 stops planned on the tour to start the latest season, including a December stop in South Korea and the first tour stop inside the new WPT Club Phoenix Poker Room in Jeju, which officially opened in May.
“Our strategy of global expansion is now being fully realized,” said WPT President Adam Pliska.
The first televised final table on the tour is set for August at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles for the annual Legends of Poker tournament.
“I’m very proud of the work we’ve done to grow the World Poker tour over the past few seasons,” Executive Tour Director Matt Savage said in a news release. “With our new schedule and expanded global presence, it’s more important than ever to provide our partners and players with the best experience possible at every stop the WPT makes. I’m looking forward to working with both constituencies to make this happen and to continue our worldwide growth.”
Here’s a look at what’s coming up in Season 12:
- WPT Cyprus: Merit Crystal Cove Casino, Aug. 16-21. Main Event buy-in $4,400.
- WPT Legends of Poker: Bicycle Casino, Aug. 29-Sept. 4. Main Event buy-in $3,700.
- WPT Borgata Poker Open: Borgata Hotel & Casino, Sept. 15-20. Main Event buy-in $3,500.
- WPT Grand Prix de Paris: Aviation Club de France, Oct. 25-30. Main Event buy-in 7,500 euros.
- WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic: Emperors Palace Casino, Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 7-11. Main Event buy-in $3,600.
- WPT Jacksonville bestbet Fall Poker Scramble, Nov. 15-19. Main Event buy-in $3,500.
- WPT Caribbean: Casino Royale, Maho Bay, St. Maarten, Nov. 19-24. Main Event buy-in $3,500.
- WPT Montreal: Playground Poker Club, Quebec, Nov. 29-Dec. 5. Main Event buy-in $3,850.
- WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic: Bellagio, Dec. 6-11. Main Event buy-in $10,300.
- WPT Prague: Card Casino, Dec. 15-21. Main Event buy-in 3,300 euros.
- WPT South Korea Ramada Plaza, Jeju, Dec. 16-19. Main Event buy-in $3,500.
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