Another World Poker Tour Event Bites the Dust Because of COVID-19

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The hits keep coming The second summer of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the poker world. On Thursday, the Maryland Live! Casino announced that it has postponed its World Poker Tour stop, scheduled for September 15 through September 28. The Main Event was to be September 24 through the end of the festival. In… Read more »

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Allied Esports Entertainment Looking Into Selling Esports Business

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Starting with its esports venue Former World Poker Tour owner Allied Esports Entertainment is reportedly considering getting out of esports altogether, a move which would include selling the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this isn’t just a “well, anything is possible” situation, but rather a… Read more »

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Dapo Ajayi Wins 2021 WPT Choctaw Main Event

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Dapo Ajayi had come painfully close to winning multiple big tourneys in his poker career, but always fell short. That all changed on Tuesday when he won the World Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event for his first WPT title, collecting $558,610 for his efforts. “It’s difficult to articulate. It’s been a really interesting week. I… Read more »

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Element Partners Completes $105 Million Acquisition of World Poker Tour From Allied Esports Entertainment

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WPT on the move The World Poker Tour has a new home. On Monday, Allied Esports Entertainment announced that it has completed the sale of the venerable poker institution to Element Partners, LLC. Allied stockholders officially approved the divestiture on July 1. Element’s total purchase price was $105 million for all of Allied’s poker-related businesses… Read more »

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Final Table Set for WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

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After such an exciting start, it almost seemed to be a shame that they had to interrupt the tournament. Alas, they did – the final table of the 2021 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has been determined from the largest entry field in WPT history. The downside is that the champion will… Read more »

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WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Starts Tomorrow

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It seems like it has gone on forever, but Season XVIII of the World Poker Tour will finally come to a close over the next week. The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown will begin tomorrow, the final event on what has been a season like no other. The WPT Seminole Hard Rock will also… Read more »

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World Poker Tour Enters World of NFTs Beginning April 18

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It is one of the biggest new trends in the digital world. The offerings of “non fungible tokens,” or NFTs, has been one of the most unique offerings that have come into the collectables market in the last few decades. Now, the World Poker Tour is looking to get on that train beginning on April… Read more »

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