The World Poker Tour recently released the remainder of its Season XII schedule.
The schedule is impressive with this record-setting season scheduled to come to a close next year with 7 Main Tour stops and 9 additional WPT Regional and WPT National events that are scheduled to take place across the world.
In a statement, WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage said
The much-anticipated, second half of the WPT schedule was definitely worth the wait. Players can start to book travel knowing that many quality events in great locations are now in place.
The two key stops that will be a major draw on the remainder of Season XII will be the stops at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. The new 2014 schedule will start late January in Atlantic City and the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open will receive TV coverage. The tour will come back to the Borgata for a season-ending $15,400 WPT World Championship. This event was initially scheduled to be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas but has been moved to the Borgata and will have a lower price tag than the $25,000 which was initially fixed.
The WPT schedule confirms that it will host Main Events at three different venues in Florida, and two in California. WPT President Adam Pliska said
We are very excited about the depth and breadth of our Season XII schedule. We’ve taken great care to ensure all of our players – whether they’re on the Main Tour or in our WPT Regional or WPT National events – enjoy world-class experiences at premier venues around the globe.
These are the top 7 Main Tour stops with their dates and buy-in. WPT Borgata Winter Open (TV) will take place at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ between Jan. 26 – Jan. 31, 2014 and have a buy-in of $3,300 + 200. In Feb, the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek, Fla will take place between Feb. 7 – Feb. 12, 2014 and have a buy-in of $3,250 + 175 + 75. In March, the WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV) Commerce Casino, Commerce, Calif will take place between March 1 – March 6, 2014 and have a buy-in of $9,600 + 400.
Also scheduled to take place in March are the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV) Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, Calif which will take place between March 10 – March 14, 2014 for a buy-in of $7,150 + 350 and the WPT Jacksonville bestbet Open bestbet Jacksonville, Fla which takes place between March 21 – March 25, 2014 with a buy-in of $3,200 + 240 + 60. In April, the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown (TV) Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Fla between April 11 – April 17, 2014 with a buy-in $5,000 +150 + 150 and finally the WPT World Championship (TV) which takes place at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ and has a buy-in of $15,000 + 400. The dates for this tournament are yet to be announced.