World Poker Tour to make Italian debut

World Poker Tour to make Italian debut

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The World Poker Tour in association with Bwin have announced that Venice will host the first WPT event held on Italian soil. The €4,000+400 buy in main event will take place at the spectacular Casino di Venezia from May 6 to May 10, with the winner receiving an official WPT Venice bracelet as well as a $25,000 seat in the April 2010 World Poker Tour Championship.

Online qualifiers, including an $8,700 package offering the WPT Venice buy-in, 5 nights in a 5 star hotel in the middle of Venice plus travel and spending money are up and running on

Commenting on the deal WPT founder, President and CEO, Steve Lipscomb said “We’re thrilled to launch our first ever brick-and-mortar WPT tournament offering in Italy”.

Venice is the second new WPT event to be launched this month after the recent announcement of WPT Marrakech.

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