Thursday, May 10, 2007

World Poker Tour Announces Official Season VI Line-Up


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WPT Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WPTE - News) today announced its official tournament schedule for Season VI of its highly popular TV show, the World Poker Tour® (WPT). The schedule includes 19 regular-season WPT tour stops and the annual ladies-only event, Ladies Night V. Several "WPT specials"--or themed invitation events--will be announced at a later date.
WPT introduced several new stops and venues, including new tournaments in the Caribbean's Turks & Caicos Islands, Casino Barcelona in Spain, and Mississippi's prestigious Beau Rivage, a sister property to the Gold Strike Casino and part of the MGM family. Additionally, WPT created additional tournament stops at several existing WPT member casinos.

"It's important to continue delivering fresh and exciting experiences for our players and fans on both the tournament and television level," said Steve Lipscomb, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the WPT. "By adding WPT stops in beautiful locations around the world coupled with our move to a gaming-dedicated network like GSN, season six is poised to be the best year yet."

Also filming established WPT tour stops held in the world's most beautiful casinos, WPT will return to Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Commerce Casino, The Bicycle Casino, Gold Strike Casino and Resort, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Bay 101, and Niagara Fallsview Resort Casino. The full Season VI tournament schedule is below.

WPT Season Six Schedule

The Mirage Poker Showdown
The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV
May 19 – 23, 2007: Final Table: May 23

Mandalay Bay Poker Championship
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
May 29 – June 2, 2007: Final Table: June 2

Bellagio Cup III
Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
July 10 -15, 2007: Final Table: July 15

Legends of Poker
The Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles, CA
August 25 – 30, 2007: Final Table: August 30

WPT Ladies Night V
The Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles, CA
August 18, 2007: Final Table: August 31

Gulf Coast Poker Championship
Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
September 6 – 9, 2007: Final Table: September 9

Borgata Poker Open
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
September 16 – 20, 2007: Final Table: September 20

Turks & Caicos Poker Classic
The Players' Club, Club Med, Turks & Caicos
September 25 – 30, 2007: Final Table: September 30

WPT Spanish Championship
Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
October 12 – 16, 2007, Final Table Oct. 16

North American Poker Championship
Niagara Fallsview Resort Casino, Niagara Falls, Canada
October 26 – Nov 2, 2007: Final Table: November 2

World Poker Finals
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
November 8 – 13, 2007: Final Table: November 13

Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic
Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
December 13 – 18, 2007: Final Table: December 18

World Poker Open
Gold Strike, Tunica, MS
January 20 - 23, 2008: Final Table: January 23

Borgata Poker Classic
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
January 26 – 30, 2008: Final Table: January 30

L.A. Poker Classic
Commerce Casino, Los Angeles, CA
February 23 – 28, 2008: Final Table: February 28

WPT Celebrity Invitational
Commerce Casino, Los Angeles, CA
March 1 – 3, 2008: Final Table: March 3

Bay 101 Shooting Star
Bay 101, San Jose, CA
March 10 – 14, 2008: Final Table: March 14

World Poker Challenge
Grand Sierra Resort Casino, Reno, NV
March 25 – 28, 2008: Final Table: March 28

Foxwoods Poker Classic
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
April 4 – 9, 2008: Final Table: April 9

WPT World Championship
Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
April 19 – 25, 2008: Final Table: April 25

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