This week, the World Poker Tour (WPT) announced The Star Gold Coast in Australia will play host to not one, but three new WPT festivals. The World Poker Tour will be returning to the region for the second time during Season XVIII, hosting an event beginning in April. The very next season, the festival will be back in action again, this time, in September, and then in April 2021.
WPT Australia Action:
The Star Gold Coast will be hosting the WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast from April 30th through May 4th, offering a full schedule of gaming options. This stop is part of the current season. By the time Season XIX starts, the WPT will be back in Australia on September 24th to host the AUD $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Australia. This event will be followed by the WPT Australia Main Event on October 2nd. This event will have a buy-in of AUD $5,400.
Fast forward to 2021, and the Season XIX will be back at The Star Gold Coast to host the WPTDeepStacks once again. This festival will take place from April 23rd to May 3rd. The Main Event of this stop has a buy-in of AUD $1,500.
The first time the WPT headed to Australia was earlier in Season XVIII with plenty of poker action. A total of 658 entries were seen, which created a prize pool of AUD $1.48 million. The event was won by Hari Varma to the tune of AUD $274,247.
According to the WPT…
COO of The Star Gold Coast, Jess Mellor, commented on the new events by stating: “The Star Gold Coast and the nation of Australia warmly welcomes back the WPT for WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast and the rapidly approaching WPT Australia festival. Last year’s event showed the poker world that The Star Gold Coast is a must-attend poker destination and we look forward to showcasing our property to more players from around the globe.”
Just a few days before the Australia stops were announced by the WPT, it was revealed that Season XIX will begin with the WPT Cambodia. The NagaWorld Integrated Resort will be hosting the event. The full series will run from July 15th to the 28th. There will be 26 events on the schedule with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $15,000.