World Poker Tour Adds New Stops In Canada and South Africa
In keeping with their policy to bring the World Poker Tour experience to new global poker markets, the WPT have announced the addition of two new stops to the Season XI schedule, with first-time trips to Canada and South Africa this year.
The first of the two new WPT tournaments will see the tour venture into the southern hemisphere for the very first time in October as Johannesburg’s Emperors Palace Casino plays host to the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic from the 22nd to the 26th.
The event will feature a $3,300 + $300 buy-in with re-entry available for each starting flight and the same buy-in and structure will feature in Quebec the following month when tour makes its first appearance at the Playground Poker Club from 23-26 November.
With poker ambassadors including Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari and Erik Cajelais, the Canadian leg is expected to attract an all-star cast of players – and with so many online pros making the country their new home after Black Friday, it could prove to be one of the biggest events on the tour.
“We are thrilled to be adding two exciting new events to our Season XI schedule,” said WPT CEO Steve Heller. “As our first event in the southern hemisphere, the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic is a ground-breaking step into uncharted territory for the World Poker Tour, while the WPT Montreal marks a long-awaited return to one of the great poker centres in the world.”