World Poker Tour President Reveals Season 8 Details

World Poker Tour President Reveals Season 8 Details

Monday, 6 July 2009

Recently, the World Poker Tour announced details and scheduling for Season 8 of the World Poker Tour, which has unfortunately seen declining numbers over the past two years. However, it is still considered a prestigious tournament series to secure a victory at.

This run of the WPT has scrapped two events – no longer will there be an event at Foxwoods and the North American Poker Championship (Fallsview) will also be struck from the tour’s circuit. Lipscomb explains why:

“We enjoyed having the event in Fallsview, but we heard a lot of people on the other side of the equation who weren’t happy going there. Players thought it was tough to get to and they didn’t enjoy it. It was partially that and partially the challenges that Canadian casinos have with poker and the strong presence of online gaming companies at these shows.

“Not having the Foxwoods Poker Classic partly had to do with the market. The large events in places like Los Angeles and Las Vegas are well subscribed and people are thriving in those cities. The original intent of the second Foxwoods event was to do it for one year.”

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