|Season 5 of the
World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour
|World Poker Tour® adds three new
tournaments at familiar locations, changes
several dates on Season 5 Tour Schedule
WPT’s 2006-7 Schedule Expands to 18 Events, Provides
Opportunity to Create 20+ New Poker Millionaires
Dates Solidified for WPT Ladies Night™ and a New WPT
Bounty Hunters™ Special
June 22, 2006
The WORLD POKER TOUR® can go home again! Citing its relationship with
three top casinos, the WPT announced today three additional events on its
Season V calendar—at Bellagio, Borgata and Foxwoods—the second event
for each on the WPT calendar. It brings to 18 the number of regular season
stops on the Tour, insuring that there will be 20+ new poker millionaires
made on the WORLD POKER TOUR in Season V.
The Borgata Poker Classic (January 26 –30, 2007) and the Foxwoods Poker
Classic (April 1-4, 2007) were initially played in Season IV and they will repeat
for 2006-7 season. At Bellagio, the new Festa Al Lago Tournament (October
15-19, 2006) replaces the North American Poker Championship, which has
moved to Niagara Fallsview Resort in Canada.
Please note that dates for eight other WPT events have been changed, so
players are encouraged to check the schedule before booking their travel
The dates for the WPT Celebrity Invitational™, which draws more than 75
Hollywood celebrities, have also been changed in order to avoid conflict with
the recently announced weekend of the Academy Awards.
Additionally, the dates for three Specials have been confirmed, the hugely
popular WPT Ladies Night™, set for August 31, 2006 at The Bicycle Casino,
another on the day after the WPT World Championship™ at Bellagio (April 28,
2007) and a new WPT Bounty Hunters™ tournament to be inaugurated at
Borgata (Sept 18, 2006).
WPT Bounty Hunters features six top-notch poker pros starting out with
$250,000 in chips and a $5,000 price on their heads. Knock out a fellow pro
and win $5,000 instantly--but when someone succeeds, the bounty on him
goes up. Now he’s worth $10,000 and may then have become too tempting a
target to pass up. There is a seat at the WPT World Championship at stake,
bricks of cash on the table and cool-handed pros taking crazy risks to get it
all. Prize Pool: $25,500 seat at the WPT World Championship + $50,000 in
bounties. The tournament will showcase a Final Table populated by the six
Season IV fan favorites, voted on via the Travel Channel’s online
sweepstakes. The bounty on a “hunter” escalates with each person he or
she knocks out.
Poker fans are invited to come watch the filming of all WPT stops, where
players compete for millions. The Specials are a great opportunity to watch
some of the best poker action, so mark them on the calendar, too!
“We are delighted to confirm these three great new additions to the WPT
calendar, “ said Steve Lipscomb, CEO and founder of WPT Enterprises, Inc.
(NASDAQ: WPTE). “It’s an action-packed lineup with plenty of opportunity for
all those who aspire to become WPT champions. The WORLD POKER TOUR
continues to make history with our casino partners and our great contingent
of regular and incoming new players. Our growth means growth for poker
and for all poker players.”
Follow the link below to see the updated Season 5 Tournament Schedule:
Season 5 World Poker Tour (WPT) Tournament Schedule and Results
The Ultimate Poker Site