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WPT returns to Macau


First time in 8 years


The World Poker Tour (WPT) officially announced the next eight stops for the second half of the ongoing season including three events in the Asia-Pacific region.

The global live poker operator returns to Taiwan and Australia and will head to Macau for the first time, the first major live poker event in the “Las Vegas of the East” in eight years.

The schedule includes four WPT Main Tour stops and four editions of the highly popular WPT Prime mid-stakes competition. WPT Macau will be the third Championship Event of the current year on Asian soil and further expands the number of countries visited by the WPT, which will surpass four dozen with the newest destination.

“The first half of Season XXII has been outstanding,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “Looking ahead to the second half of the season, we think there is plenty for poker players to get excited about as we will host festivals on four different continents with sensational global casino partners.”

Wynn Macau

Macau, previously home to many PokerStars-sponsored live poker events for numerous years, hasn’t hosted any major tournament series since 2016. This will change from 18 to 24 June when the WPT Macau festival runs at the Wynn Palace in the special administrative regions of China. The full schedule has not been released yet but it is already confirmed that there will be a HKD 40,000 Main Tour Championship event.


WPT Prime Taiwan

Two months later from 15 to 19 August, the third edition of WPT Prime Taiwan in as many years will take place. One year ago, the NTD 33,000 Main Event at the Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City set a new record for the brand in Asia with 1,359 entries. South Korea’s Seonguk Huh defeated Yannick Leonard in heads-up to claim the top prize of NTD 6,652,200 (~USD 208,363).

Another returning stop for the WPT brand is WPT Prime UK at the Dusk Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham from 12 to 16 September, followed by the Main Tour stop at The Star Gold Coast. The Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup will return to Australia with the flagship AUD 8,000 Main Event to take place from 20 to 25 September.

As far as the Asia-Pacific region is concerned, these are the only stops officially announced so far but the schedule may very well be expanded further in the months to come. Two WPT Prime stops in Liechtenstein (26 to 30 September) and Paris (22 to 27 October) are next on the schedule, the former of which broke Taiwan’s record in 2023 and drew a massive 1,646 entries.

Two stops in Florida round up the batch of eight live events in November 2024. This includes WPT bestbet Scramble in Jacksonville, which will feature a $5,000 Main Tour stop from 15 to 19 November. Furthermore, the WPT Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
— one of the most popular stops for the brand — returns with a $3,500 Main Tour Event from 29 November to 4 December.


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