World Poker Tour Announces 2013 Schedule for Season XI

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On Tuesday, the World Poker Tour announced the remainder of the Season XI tournament schedule. In 2013, the WPT will visit nine of the most prestigious venues in the United States and Europe and then conclude with Champions Week at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

The New Year begins with a return visit to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In September, the WPT Borgata Open drew more than 1,100 entrants, and this event will feature a $2 million guarantee.

From Atlantic City, the WPT will head to Florida, Austria, California, Spain, and finally Nevada. Florida will feature two events at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, and California will host two events at separate locations: the L.A. Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino, and the Bay 101 Shooting Star at the Bay 101 Casino.

“By working with a combination of existing and new partners throughout Season XI, WPT is constantly seeking to provide players around the world with access to high-quality tournaments and one-of-a-kind poker experiences that no one else can offer,” said WPT CEO Steve Heller. “After first-ever stops in Johannesburg, South Africa and Sanya, China in 2012 – along with repeat visits to popular venues such as Aviation Club de France in Paris and Bellagio in Las Vegas – it’s obvious that World Poker Tour remains the best choice for players who want to maximize the value of their tournament buy-in while also being able to compete against world-class competition on one of the biggest stages in the game today.”

Here’s what the 2013 schedule looks like:

Tournament Location Date Buy-in Day 1’s Re-Entry Sponsor
WPT Borgata Winter Open (LS) Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey Jan 27 – Feb 1, 2013 $3,300 + 200 2 Yes $2,000,000 ClubWPT
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LS) Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida Feb 8 – Feb 12, 2013 $3,250 + 175 + 75 2 Yes $750,000 ClubWPT
PartyPoker WPT Vienna (LS) Montesino Casino, Vienna Austria Feb 18 – Feb 23, 2013 €3,200 + 300 2 Yes PartyPoker
WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV) Commerce Casino, Commerce, California Feb 23 – Feb 28, 2013 $9,600 + 400 1 No ClubWPT
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV) Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California March 4 – March 8, 2013 $7,150 + 350 2 Yes ClubWPT
PartyPoker WPT Barcelona (LS) Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain April 5 – April 10, 2013 €3,200 + 300 2 Yes PartyPoker
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown (TV) Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida April 11 – April 16, 2013 $4,700 +150 + 150 2 Yes ClubWPT
WPT World Championship (TV) Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada May 18 – 24, 2013 $25,000 + 500 1 No TBD
WPT Super High Roller Championship (TV) Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada May 21 – May 23, 2013 $100,000 1 Yes TBD

The WPT is also offering an additional nine National Events in Europe and South Africa. These popular events with affordable buy-ins will be hosted in Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Cyprus, and Mauritius.

Here’s the WPT National Series schedule:

Tournament Location Date Buy-in Day 1’s Re-Entry Sponsor
PKR WPT National: Dublin (LS) CityWest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland Jan 3 – Jan 6, 2013 €1,200 + 120 2 Yes PKR
PartyPoker WPT National: Paris (LS) Aviation Club de France, Paris, France Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2013 €1,500 + 150 2 Yes PartyPoker
Win2Day WPT National: Brussels (LS) Grand Casino, Brussels, Belgium Feb 14 – Feb 18, 2013 €1,500 + 150 2 Yes Win2Day
WPT National: Cyprus (LS) Merit Grand Casino, Cyprus March 1 – March 5, 2013 $2,000 + 200 2 Yes N/A
PMU WPT National: Mauritius (LS) Ti Vegas Casino, Mauritius March 5 – March 10, 2013 €1,360 + 140 2 Yes PMU
PartyPoker WPT National: Cannes (LS) Le Croisette Casino, Cannes, France April 11 – April 15, 2013 €1,500 + 150 2 Yes PartyPoker
PartyPoker WPT National: Marbella (LS) Casino Marbella, Spain April 20 – April 25, 2013 €1,500 + 150 2 Yes PartyPoker
PMU WPT National: Annecy Imperial Casino, d’Annecy, France May 16 – May 20, 2013 €1,500 + 150 2 Yes PMU

(TV) denotes television coverage, (LS) denotes live streaming only.

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