The Schedule for the first half of the Season XII of World Poker Tour (WPT) which will take place from August to December has been announced on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. In the first half, four continents will see WPT events organized there. Also, WPT has signed a three years deal with Fox Sports Network for covering all its tournaments which will be aired on Television.
Fox Sports Network Vice President of Programming David Sussin described the partnership with World Poker Tour as ‘Thrilling’. He added that WPT has always been a favorite amongst the viewers and is second to none when it comes about the unmatched quality of the show.
WPT president Adam Pliska quoted, ‘Our strategy of global expansion is now being fully realized’. He continued and said that WPT has expanded enormously in previous years and this partnership will definitely benefit both WPT as well as Fox Sports Networks.
The first tournament of the XII season will start on August 16, 2013. The host of the WPT Cyprus will be Merit Crystal Cove Casino and once again the sponsors will be ClubWPT.com. After Cyprus, it will continue to organize WPT tournaments throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean for the rest of the year.
World Poker Tour First Half of Season XII Schedule 2013
|bwin WPT Merit Cyprus Classsic, Cyprus||Aug.16-Aug.21||$4,400|
|WPT Legends of Poker, California||Aug.29-Sept.4||$3500|
|WPT Borgata Poker Open, New Jersey||Sept.15-Sept.20||$7,500|
|bwin.fr WPT Grand Prix de Paris, France||Oct.25-Oct.30||Euro 7,500|
|WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic, Johannesberg, SA||Nov.7-Nov.11||$3,600|
|WPT Jacksonville Bestbet Fall Poker Scramble, Florida||Nov.15-Nov.19||$3,500|
|WPT Caribbean, St. Maarten||Nov.19-Nov.24||$3,500|
|Partypoker.net WPT Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Nov.29-Dec.11||C$3,850|
|WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic, Las Vegas||Dec.6- Dec.11||$10,300|
|bwin WPT Prague||Dec.15-Dec.21||Euro 3,300|
|WPT South Korea||Dec.16-Dec.19||$3,500|