WPT Announces 8 Asia-Pacific Facing Stops For Season XVIII, WPT India Returning in October

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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly June 11, 2019
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Even with the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) currently commanding the attention of the worldwide poker community, another global poker giant, World Poker Tour (WPT), recently announced eight events in its Season XVIII solely aimed at the Asia-Pacific audience.

Starting from September 3, 2019, a total of eight stops will be hosted by the WPT in the Asia-Pacific region till April 6, 2020.

Talking about the upcoming Asia Pacific Season, Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour said, “On the eve of Season XVIII, the World Poker Tour is excited to visit new destinations in Asia-Pacific as well as return to familiar poker hotbeds. We thank our players and casino partners once again for all of their support and look forward to seeing the continued representation of countries from all corners of the globe in WPT APAC events.”


WPT Asia Pacific Season XVIII Schedule

Tournament NameDates
WPT VietnamSeptember 3-11, 2019
WPT JapanSeptember 14-16, 2019
WPT KoreaSeptember 17-23, 2019
WPT AustraliaSeptember 27 – October 7, 2019
WPT IndiaOctober 15 – 21, 2019
WPT PhilippinesFebruary 6 – 17, 2020
WPT VietnamMarch 13 – 22, 2020
WPT TaiwanMarch 27 – April 6, 2020


WPT India Returning in October

Expected to be hosted onboard the floating Casino Deltin Royale, the third edition of the WPT India will run from October 15 to 21.

WPT India has consistently attracted some of the biggest crowds in the Asia-Pacific region, specifically in the Main Event. While in its inaugural year, the Main Event had attracted 527 entries, last year, the WPT India Main Event registered 697 entries. The event not only crushed 2017’s record but also overshot the field size at the 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event (679 entries), setting a new attendance record!

This year, Main Event will once again be sporting a buy-in of ₹55,000 and is scheduled from October 18 to 21. The other events on the schedule are yet to be announced.


WPT’s Asia Swing

In 2018, WPT had decided to expand its presence in Asia and the Asia-Pacific circuits, following an increase in the popularity of poker in these regions. In that vein, the WPT in July 2018 announced its ‘Asia Swing’ tour following the success of WPT New Zealand.

On the heels of the announcement of WPT Japan, WPT Korea, it also made an announcement for stops in Vietnam and India.

As the growth of the sport continues to advance in the Asia-Pacific region, WPT has decided to continue expanding its reach by introducing new stops in Australia, Philippines, and Taiwan to the Asia Pacific Season XVIII calendar.

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