The World Poker Tour (WPT) visited Australia last year in September and October for the inaugural WPT Australia. Motivated by the success of the very first series in the continent, the popular poker brand recently announced three new festivals to take place at The Star Gold Coast, Australia.
Season XVIII: WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast (April 30 – May 4, 2020)
WPT returns to Australia for the second time in Season XVIII to host the AUD $1,500 (~US$ 993) WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast series running from April 30 – May 4, 2020 in Queensland, Australia.
Season XIX: WPT Australia festival (September 24 – October 5, 2020)
The second WPT Australia will begin on September 24 with AUD $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Australia, followed by AU$5,400 buy-in WPT Australia Main Event scheduled for 1-5 October, 2020. The WPT Australia Main Event will mark the first-ever WPT Main Tour event in Australia and the second WPT Main Tour stop in the Asia-Pacific region in Season XIX after the WPT Cambodia in July, 2020.
The previous WPT Australia stop that took place last year recorded an impressive 658 entries for the AU$ 2,500 (~US$ 1,655) Main Event that generated a massive prize pool of AU$ 1,480,500. In the end, it was Hari Varma who emerged victorious in the event to bank a hefty AU $274,247 in top prize.
Season XIX: WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast (April 23 – May 3, 2021)
Expanding its presence further in the country, WPT will be hosting WPTDeepStacks for the WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast festival that is scheduled to take place from April 23 – May 3, 2021 with Main Event featuring a AU$ 1,500 (~US$ 993) buy-in and running from April 29 – May 3, 2021.
Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour, said, “The World Poker Tour’s relationship with The Star Gold Coast continues to blossom and these three festivals will only add more reasons for our loyal players to visit this poker hotbed. It brings me great joy to see poker continue to thrive in my native country and bring the WPT Champions Cup to Australia in Season XIX.”