WPT secures partnership with BT Sport

February 12, 2019

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has signed a new distribution deal with BT Sport in which the WPT Season XV will be broadcast across BT Sport channels BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 3, in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The deal, spearheaded by Rich Sarris, WPT manager of content distribution in the UK, follows on the heels of a recent […]

Worldpoker tour and Allied Esports merger

December 21, 2018

World Poker Tour Enterprises and Allied Esports are to be acquired from Ourgame International Holdings by Black Ridge Acquisition and merged in a $213.8 million deal. The combined company will operate as Allied Esports Entertainment (AESE) and focus on providing in-person experiences, multi-platform content and interactive services across poker and video gaming, catering to an […]

Poker pro from Idaho wins 41.6 million in WPT event

December 18, 2018

38-year-old Idaho poker pro Dylan Linde hit the big money this week when he claimed the $1.6 million main prize in the $10,000 buy-in Five Diamond Championship main event, besting a quality field of 1,001 entries that generated a massive $9,709,700 prize pool. Linde had to work hard for his money, making five re-entries in […]

Moldavian poker pro wins WPT Rock ‘n Roll Open

November 29, 2018

Pavel Plesuv (30), a poker pro from Moldova now resident in the Czech Republic, continued to enjoy a run of successful action at the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open  this week, besting a field of 898 to claim the main prize of $504, 820. The big win brings Plesuv’s […]

‘Boston’ Tony wins World Poker Tour Champions Cup for the second time

September 26, 2018

Tony “Boston” Ruberto has done it again; at the WPT Maryland this week he won his second World Poker Tour Champions Cup, along with prize money of $344,755 after besting a competitive field of 554. His previous WPT Cup victory was in 2011 at WPT Jacksonville, where he cashed for $325,928. It’s been a good […]

Californian poker pro wins big at WPT Borgata Open

September 23, 2018

The WPT Borgata Poker Open concluded in a memorable victory for Californian poker pro Erkut Yilmaz this week as he bested a field of 1,075 entries to claim the main prize of $575,112, which includes a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat. It was a tough competition, with professional players like Darren Elias, Anthony Zinno, […]

World Poker Tour and Zynga Poker team up

September 11, 2018

Social gaming giant Zynga has announced that it will be taking its multi-year partnership deal with poker tournament series, the World Poker Tour, into the digital realm of Zynga Poker. Beginning Monday, players can experience the authentic tournament style play that the World Poker Tour is known for in the competitive virtual world of Zynga […]

Partypoker and World Poker Tour agree four-year Europe and Canada deal

August 30, 2018

PartyPoker and the World Poker Tour have expanded their business relationship with an agreement to team up over a four-year period to deliver major live tournament events across Europe and Canada. InfoPowa readers will recall that the two poker giants originally had the same owner; PartyPoker acquired WPT in 2009 for $12.3 million and sold […]

US pro the victor in WPT Choctaw Main Event

August 8, 2018

US poker pro Brady Holiman scored a convincing victory in the $3,700 buy-in World Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event this week, taking home the first prize of $469,185 and his first WPT title. Holiman entered final table action with a massive chip lead, which enabled him to claim victory after just three hours of action […]

Lam the victor in WPT Gardens Main Event

July 28, 2018

New York poker pro Simon Lam has claimed his first major tournament title and a first prize worth $565,055 after taking down the $5,000 buy-in main event at World Poker Tour Gardens in Los Angeles after a three-handed tussle with two formidable opponents – Jake Schindler and Men “The Master” Nguyen. Nguyen held the lead […]