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World Poker Tour $25,000 Championship Event Moving From Bellagio To Borgata
The Tour's Season-Ending Tournament Will Take Place In Atlantic City For The First Time
For the first time since it’s inception in 2002 the World Poker Tour’s season-ending $25,000 championship event will not be played at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The event will now be held at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey in May, 2014 with PartyPoker as the official sponsor.
The move was announced during day 2 of the WPT Borgata Poker Open main event, a $3,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament that drew 1,189 entries to build a total prize pool of just over $3.8 million, surpassing the $3,540,500 prizepool of last year’s WPT Championship by more than a quarter million dollars. WPT President Adam Pliska took to twitter to share the big move.
Happy to announce The Borgata has been awarded the new host of the WPT Championship for 2014! First change in 12 years.
— Adam Pliska (@pliska007) September 17, 2013
The Bellagio will still host the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic in December as part of the tour’s twelfth season. Over the years the WPT Championship has awarded $61,616,750 in prize money, but turnout for the event has declined in recent years. Here is a look at the event’s 11-year-run at Bellagio:
|Season||No. of Entrants||Champion||Payout|
|2||343||Martin De Knijff||$2,728,356|
|1||Doug Polk Calls Out Daniel Negreanu|
|2||Hansen, Blom No Longer With Full Tilt Poker|
|3||Casino Heist Remains Unsolved 22 Years Later|
|4||Gambling Site: 2014 WSOP Main Event Betting Odds|
|5||Ray Coburn Wins DraftKings Millionaire Maker|
|6||NJ Busts Mob-Run Sports Gambling Ring|
|7||Negreanu, McClelland To Be Inducted Into HoF|
|8||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|9||Increase Win Rate With New Video Series|
|10||The Next Poker Boom May Happen In China|
|1||Judge: Poker Pro Phil Ivey Cheated At London Casino|
|2||WATCH: Man Cracks Opponent's Aces, Rubs It In|
|3||Phil Ivey's Rough Week Continues|
|4||Doug Polk Calls Out Daniel Negreanu|
|5||HoF Nominees Trade Barbs Over $1.8M Prop Bet|
|6||Iowa Police Steal $100K From Poker Players|
|7||Phil Ivey Gives Interview To 60 Minutes|
|8||Poker Pro Matt Smith Wins DraftKings Millionaire Maker|
|9||2014 WSOP Main Event ESPN TV Schedule|
|10||Phelps Was Gambling Right Before DUI|