The World Poker Tour, typically abbreviated to WPT, is a collection of high-stakes poker tournaments held at casinos world wide. Modeled after profitable sports activities excursions just like the PGA Tour, the WPT produces the highest-rated poker tv present in the US. The World Poker Tour tv present, presently broadcast on the Fox Sports activities Community, airs between 15-20 episodes per season, culminating in its personal “WPT Championship”, held on the Bellagio on the finish of each season. The WPT started in 2002.
Every episode exhibits an edited-down and energized model of the motion on the remaining desk of the primary occasion for a significant WPT match. The WPT tournaments themselves take a number of days and normally include many sub-tournaments, however little or no of the footage of the opposite occasions or earlier days makes it to the air. Tournaments are usually aired roughly six months after they’re initially held and filmed, to offer time for post-production and for optimum TV scheduling.
Arguably, the WPT was one of many essential catalysts within the poker growth. Together with Movie star Poker Showdown, it introduced Texas Maintain ’em into America’s residing rooms and legitimized and glamorized the sport for a big section of the American viewing public. Subsequently, quite a lot of different networks have aired poker collection, notably:
The WPT was initially aired on the Journey Channel in the US for its first 5 seasons. Season six was proven on the Recreation Present Community, and Season 7 is presently airing on the Fox Sports activities Community.
The casinos and tournaments concerned within the World Poker Tour 2005-06 season (airing on the Journey Channel starting March 8, 2006):
- The Mirage Poker Showdown, The Mirage, Las Vegas
- Grand Prix de Paris, Aviation Membership de France, Paris
- Legends Of Poker, Bicycle On line casino, Los Angeles
- Borgata Poker Open, Borgata, Atlantic Metropolis
- UltimateBet’s Aruba Poker Basic, Aruba
- Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship, Bellagio, Las Vegas
- World Poker Finals, Foxwoods, Connecticut
- 5 Diamond World Poker Basic, Bellagio, Las Vegas
- PokerStars’ Caribbean Poker Journey, on a Cruise Ship within the Caribbean
- World Poker Open, Gold Strike, Tunica
- Borgata Poker Basic, Borgata, Atlantic Metropolis
- L.A. Poker Basic, Commerce On line casino, Los Angeles
- WPT Invitational, Commerce On line casino, Los Angeles
- Dangerous Boys Of Poker II, Commerce On line casino, Los Angeles
- Bay 101 Taking pictures Star, Bay 101, San Jose
- World Poker Problem, Reno Hilton, Reno
- Foxwoods Poker Basic, Foxwoods, Connecticut
- WPT World Championship, Bellagio, Las Vegas