Get ready for some newly-added World Poker Tour events. The rest of the schedule for WPT Season XIX, aka Season 29 for those Roman numeral haters out there, has been released with numerous of events scattered throughout North America.
There's also a special heads-up event sponsored by Poker King. The $25,000 buy-in WPT Heads Up Poker Championship will take place online at Poker King between June 18 and 22. That should be a fun one, especially for the HU4ROLLZ crowd. Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey already committed to play, along with Landon Tice, Nick Schulman, Brad Owen, and other heads-up ballas.
The World Poker Tour endured a wild and wacky delay last season due to the pandemic. Final tables from 2020 were finally played out over the last few weeks in Las Vegas as Season 28 of the WPT finally crowned new champions.
But there's a new season ready to roll. Some of the stops are the same, which means poker action all over the country and not just in Las Vegas.
"Live poker is back at full strength on the WPT and we are ecstatic to once again be able to provide a full and exciting schedule of events for our players," said Angelica Hael, VP of WPT Global Tour. "We want to sincerely thank the players and global casino partners for their unwavering support during a challenging year and look forward to showcasing some of the best casino properties in North America."
"As we emerge from restrictions throughout North America we have bolstered the momentum from last season's historic numbers and are eager to meet the great demand for WPT events leading up to our 20-year anniversary in 2022," added WPT CEO Adam Pliska.
The WPT Season XIX has a trip of stops in Florida. Yes, Florida man gets a triple-event of WPT action with the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa going down in two weeks. The tour heads to Jacksonville on August 13 for the WPT bestbet Scramble. In November, there's the always popular WPT Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood.
There's a couple of Las Vegas events including the WPT Venetian this summer and the return of the glorious WPT Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio. That event brings back lots of memories of the earliest days of the WPT, with some epic final tables in the mid-2000s.
The WPT said to stay tuned for another batch of dates and announcements, which would include the second half of the season in 2022, which typically includes a swing through California.
WPT Season XIX Schedule (2021-22)
- June 18: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
- July 2: WPT Venetian
- July 15: WPT Choctaw
- August 13: WPT bestbet Scramble
- September 15: WPT Maryland at LIVE!
- November 18: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood
- December 2: WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Classic