Posts Tagged ‘WPT’

Commerce Casino Welcomes Back WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event This Weekend

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Commerce Casino of California is no stranger to quality poker gaming. The casino often hosts major events including the ever-popular L.A. Poker Classic. This poker festival is attended by amateur as well as professional poker players who seek to take down a major event. For 2017, the festival began on the 15th of January and will continue until the 3rd of March. This weekend, the Commerce Casino is preparing for the much anticipated Main Event of the series.

The Main Event is a $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament that will begin this Saturday at noon. The tournament will offer 30,000 in starting chips and will start with blinds in the 50/100 range. Registration for the event will remain in place until the 10th level starts and will be nine-handed format. For the first eight levels of the event the time limit will be set for 60 minutes. After this point, levels will increase to 90 minute increments for day 2 and 3.

For Day 4 and 5, the levels will be lengthened to 120 minutes until the final table is named. Only six players will make the final table with redraws taking place at the end of each day of play along with milestones including when 27, 18 and 10 players remain.

As always, satellites have been on offer for players to earn a seat to the Main Event at a discounted price. There is still time for players to earn a seat via a satellite with buy-ins offered at $1,100. The mega satellites are set to offer 50 tickets to the main event, taking place tonight at 8pm, tomorrow at noon, 5pm and 8pm as well as Saturday at 4pm and 8pm.

The Commerce Casino will be hosting the 15th WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event this year with some of the best and brightest expected to be in attendance.

Broadcast Schedule Released for WPT Season XIV

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

If poker players cannot participate in a poker game, the next best thing is watching poker gaming. The World Poker Tour offers premium poker gaming and for players who can’t participate, there is the option to watch the gaming footage. The Season XIV of the World Poker Tour will begin to air this February, starting on the 28th. Episodes are set to air at 8pm ET and will appear on the Fox Sports Network. The programs will also re-air on FSN and FS2.

The Fox Sports Network will be broadcasting nine stops on the World Poker Tour, with each stop split into three episodes. The first event to be featured on television will be the WPT Choctaw. This series stop is featured at the Choctaw Casino Resort which is located in Durant, Oklahoma. Most events that will be broadcast have already finished up but there are three that still remain to be played.

The commentators for on-air of the WPT season will be Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten with Lynn Gilmartin also serving as an anchor. The programming of the WPT is always a big hit as players love to be able to watch the action as it unfolds. The programming has continued to evolve to offer a better viewing experience for those at home.

The first three episodes will be from the Choctaw Casino Resort with the Bicycle Hotel & Casino to be featured next. The schedule will continue to offer poker programming from February until August when the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions is aired, the big event of the tour which takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock.

Be sure to tune in in just a few days to see the programming from start to finish. Catch the initial airings on Fox Sports Network or when the episodes replay on FSN or FS2.

Party Poker Reschedules Event; Now Coincides with WSOP Main Event

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

party-poker-table-screenshotThe World Series of Poker is in full swing and in just a few weeks the main event will begin. This is of course the most anticipated event of the series and should see a nice number of players competing. Most everyone in the industry does not schedule events at the same time as the WSOP Main Event as they know they will see a lower number of players than if the event took place at a different time. However, this fact does not seem to be stopping Party Poker from offering a WPT event during the starting days of the highly anticipated main event.

The WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino is presented by Party Poker and was recently rescheduled to begin on the 4th of July and continue until the 9th of July. This will place the event in the same time frame as the beginning of the main event. The WPT tournament will have a buy-in of $565 and will have $1 million in guaranteed prize money which make it appealing to players.

The Aria is currently offering lower buy-in events starting today that will be in competition with events at the Rio as well. The Aria events have buy-ins of $235 to $340 with additional events with buy-ins of $150 and $175. Deepstacks, bounties and more will be offered at the Rio.

Once July 1st rolls around, the Aria will be hosting daily super satellites two times a day. These satellites will take place until the event begins on the 4th of July. During the series, the Aria will host a PLO tournament and two 2-7 Triple Draw events. A ladies event, senior’s event and two Open Face Chinese Shootouts are also on the schedule.

Party Poker is already offering satellites so you can earn a prize package worth $1,700 to compete in the WPT event. Included in the prize package is the tournament entry, accommodations and spending money. The satellites start at just $1, making it easy for players to compete for minimal cost.

Possible Shot Clock Coming to World Poker Tour

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The World Poker Tour is a tournament series that travels the world to host highly anticipated poker gaming. Pros from across the globe attend the various events in the hopes of gaining a World Poker Tour title. The WPT has now polled players to see how they would feel about a new addition to the tournament rules. Players have been asked if they would be alright with adding a shot clock to game play.

During the LA Poker Classic Main Event, players were asked if they would like to see a shot clock added to game play during the next season. Marvin Rettenmaier provided information about the poll which stated how the shot clock would work.

Players would have only thirty seconds to decide how to play a hand. After the thirty second time frame is up, the player would have their hand claimed dead. Players would be given time buttons that would give an additional sixty seconds so that decisions can be made with a longer time frame. These buttons can be used individually or in combination with others.

Players were able to say Yes or No to the questions and then they could decide when the shot clock could be used. Players were asked if a shot clock should be used in the money, at the final three tables or at the final table.

Adam Pliska is the President of the WPT and he spoke with Poker News and stated that the World Poker Tour continues to try and find new ways to improve the overall tournament experience for players. Pliska along with others associated with WPT have considered adding a shot clock in a limited capacity and wanted to know the players reactions to this possible addition. Player feedback can always be helpful in determining if an addition is a good one.