Now you can not only watch the WORLD POKER TOUR® on television, but when you go to the casino you’ll be able to play in a WPT-branded poker room. WPT Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WPTE – News) and Foxwoods Resort Casino, the word’s largest casino, announced today that Foxwoods’ newly expanded poker room, set to open in late March, will bear the WORLD POKER TOUR name.
“It’s a very exciting landmark for the WORLD POKER TOUR,” said Steve Lipscomb, Founder and CEO of WPT Enterprises, Inc. “This is the Online Casino when our brand truly moves into the casino in a major way. We’ve licensed our name to slot machines and gaming tables, and this is the next significant step-the evolution of the WPT brand at the casino level. Poker players will experience the WPT excitement first hand in an environment that evokes the cool, classy, charismatic character of our show. We applaud our partners at Foxwoods for continuing to expand the benefits of our mutual relationship.”
A charter member of the WORLD POKER TOUR, Foxwoods has staged some of the largest events in WPT history over the Tour’s four years. In fact, Foxwoods was the very first casino to sign onto the Tour. Slated to debut in late March, the WPT World Poker Room at Foxwoods will boost the number of poker tables at the resort to 114 from its current total of 76. This is a more than 40% increase in the capacity of the existing poker room. The expansion will allow expanded tournament offerings, which will result in greatly increased prize pool totals. It also solidifies Foxwoods as one of the largest and most prestigious casino poker rooms in the country and the only venue for poker in New England.
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