WPT's Georgia Deal

WPT's Georgia Deal

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The World Poker Tour is living up to its name after announcing a series of new events in Georgia. That's not the southern US state but the former Soviet Republic.

The WPT has also agreed a deal with Europe-Bet.com to license products and services in the eastern European country.

“Following our announcement with Ourgame in Asia, this new arrangement marks the continued expansion of the WPT global licensing initiative, expanding the tour like never before," said WPT President Adam Pliska. "We are thrilled to kick off this partnership with a $200,000 guaranteed WPT National event in June, and look forward to sharing the WPT experience with everyone associated with the spectacular Europe-Bet.com Poker Club.”

That $200,000 guaranteed event will take place in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on 4 June and will feature a buy-in of $1,000.

The WPT will return later in the year with WPT Champions Cup in November, followed by a second WPT National event in December.

“Our partnership with World Poker Tour will help us expand our poker penetration at a solid pace," added Europe-Bet.com CEO Nicolas Fleiderman. "We are excited to host WPT events at our premier poker club, and to showcase our strong online offering.”

Tags: World Poker Tour, Georgia