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WPT to Honor All 96 Champions in Ceremony at Bellagio

Winners in the First Six Seasons Will Receive a WPT-Commissioned Tiffany Bracelet


Alan Goehring at 2006 L.A. Poker ClassicIn the middle of the World Poker Tour Championship event at Bellagio, a WPT Ceremony of Champions will take place inside the “O” Theatre on April 21 to honor all 96 champions of the first sixJoe Bartholdi at the 2006 Five-Star World Poker Classic seasons on tour.

A private cocktail party for players and VIPS will kick off the festivities at 8:30 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 10 p.m. WPT’s own Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten will be there to serve as masters of ceremonies, as they have crowned every single winner on tour.

Each player will receive a WPT-commissioned Tiffany & Co. custom titanium diamond bracelet to commemorate his achievement and place in WPT history.

Gavin Griffin at the 2008 Borgata Winter Open“There are so many incredible stories to celebrate from the six World Poker Tour seasons, and we are thrilled to pay tribute to each of our WPT champions,” said WPT Founder, President, and CEO Steve Lipscomb in a press release. “The championshipTed Forrest at the 2007 Bay 101 Shooting Star bracelet has become synonymous with poker as a symbol of achievement and respect, and we are honored to continue the tradition that Benny Binion began over 30 years ago.”

The ceremony takes place just a few days before the next WPT champion is crowned and another season of the tour is put in the books. Card Player will be at the championship to provide videos, photos, live updates, and chip counts, so check back in to for results.