The COVID-19 outbreak of 2020 has led many main stay poker excursions to maneuver occasions on-line, together with the World Series of Poker, the European Poker Tour, and the World Poker Tour. On the day that the inaugural EPT Online principal occasion champion is about to be determined, the WPT has introduced its first-ever WPT Main Tour on-line occasion held in New Jersey.
“The WPT Online Poker Open brings the most prestigious prize in poker to New Jersey and the partypoker US Network,” mentioned WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “The WPT’s continued pivot toward online will continue with another landmark for regulated online poker in the United States.”
In a press launch distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 18, the WPT revealed plans for a $1,000,000 assured, $3,500 buy-in WPT Online Poker Open Main Event set to happen December 27–29, 2020 on the partypoker US Network. Action from the ultimate desk on Dec. 29 shall be live-streamed on-line.
The eventual champion of this occasion will formally be a part of the WPT Champions Club and have their title added to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. They may also win a $15,000 entry into the WPT Tournament of Champions. As a principal tour occasion, this match awards factors towards the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race.
While that is the primary WPT Main Tour on-line occasion to be held within the US, the tour did maintain a number of international-facing principal tour occasions earlier this 12 months. The first was the $3,200 buy-in WPT Championship held in May, which drew 2,130 entries to create a $6,390,000 prize pool. Christian Jeppsson took dwelling $923,786 because the champion. The WPT then hosted the large WPT World Online Championships from July by means of late September, with 5 principal tour principal occasions included on the schedule, together with a $10,300 buy-in that featured a $10,000,000 assure. Phillip Mighall emerged victorious in that occasion, topping a area of 1,011 entries to earn $1,550,298.
Players enthusiastic about taking part in on this upcoming collection can open and deposit into their on-line accounts from wherever within the US previous to touring to New Jersey with the intention to play within the collection, as one have to be bodily current throughout the Garden state’s borders with the intention to take part. The collection shall be accessible to play by means of BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com, or NJ.OccasionPoker.com, with satellites working within the lead as much as the $3,500 buy-in occasion. More information will be discovered on the WPT’s official website.