WPT Australia – first-ever event announcedMay 31, 2019 1:29 pm
The World Poker Tour’s global reach extended a little further this week after they announced their first-ever poker series in Australia.
The WPT Australia Festival will take place at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland Australia from September 27 to October 7. The series will include 10 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $330 to $5000 Australian.
In American dollars that range is from approximately $225 to $3460.
When does WPT Australia event start?
The main event of WPT Australia will begin on October 4 with a $2,500 Australian buy-in. That converts to approximately $1730 US.
“The World Poker Tour is proud to add WPT Australia to our roster of wonderful global events and The Star Gold Coast as a casino partner,” Angelica Hael, WPT VP of Global Tour Management said in a release.
“As a native Australian, I am thrilled to have a WPT event take place in my home country and even more pleased to have it hosted at such a wonderful property.”
With the addition of Australia to this schedule the WPT has touched almost every continent around the globe. This season, the 17th for the WPT, they made stops in Canada, Russia and Spain. Already on the schedule for next season, along with Australia, are another event in Canada and a stop in the UK.
Of course, the WPT main port of call for events remains the USA. At this moment the WPT is running the $10,000 main event at the WPT ARIA Summer Championships. The next event on the WPT schedule, and the final event of Season 17, is the WPT Tournament of Champions. It will be held at the ARIA in Las Vegas starting on June 1.
WPT Season 18 will kickoff on July 20 with the WPT Gardens Poker Festival at The Gardens Casino in California.