US Portion of World Poker Tour Season 8 (In HD!) Schedule Released

by , Jun 24, 2009 | 7:58 am

The United States World Poker Tour announced their Season 8 schedule of US tour stops this morning, all airing on Fox Sports Net. This does not include the Barcelona (starting today), Slovakia, Cyprus and Marrakech stops already announced.

Press Release on the next page:

World Poker Tour® Launches Eighth Season for the United States

12-Stop Tour to Be Broadcast in High Definition on Fox Sports Net in the US and Distributed to over 400 Million Households Worldwide

* Press Release
* Source: WPT Enterprises, Inc.
* On Wednesday June 24, 2009, 9:00 am EDT

WPT Season VIII also features favorite pro stops at Bay 101 in San Jose, Calif.; Bicycle Casino’s new Event Center in Los Angeles; Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss.; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City; Commerce Casino in Los Angeles; and Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Joining the tour as a new stop in Season VIII is the inaugural Hollywood Poker Open in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The casino, which will re-open as the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg on June 29, is a 270,000 square foot riverboat casino that sits on the Ohio River. In addition to the $10,000 main event—the first ever televised WPT tournament in the Midwest—Hollywood Casino will host three non-televised WPT tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. All tournaments will be played in the casino’s brand-new state-of-the-art WPT Poker Room.

“As this great game has evolved over the years, we have seen the tour grow and develop into something truly incredible,” said Steve Lipscomb, WPT Founder and CEO. “Each year seems to top the last, from stops in exciting new venues to historical moments to break-out players to unbelievable action. We’re looking forward to seeing what the eighth season brings—then watching it broadcast in HD!”

Tournament Name

Hosting Casino /
Date* Buy-in
Bellagio Cup V

Las Vegas, NV

July 13 – 19, 2009 $15,000 +$400
Legends of Poker

The Bicycle Casino
Los Angeles, CA

Aug 22 – 26, 2009 $9,800 + $200
Borgata Poker Open

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ
Sept 19 – 24, 2009 TBD
Festa al Lago

Las Vegas, NV

October 20 – 26, 2009 $15,000 +$400
Foxwoods World Poker Finals

Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mashantucket, CT

Nov 5 – 10, 2009 $9,700 + $300

Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV

Dec 13 – 19, 2009 $15,000 +$400
Southern Poker Championship

Beau Rivage
Biloxi, MS

Jan 24 – 27, 2010 $9,700 + $300
L.A. Poker Classic

Commerce Casino
Los Angeles, CA

Feb 20 – Feb 25, 2010 $9,600 + $400
WPT Invitational

Commerce Casino
Los Angeles, CA

Feb 27 – March 1, 2010 Invitation Only
Bay 101 Shooting Star

Bay 101
San Jose, CA

March 8 – 12, 2010 $9,600 + $400
Hollywood Poker Open

Hollywood Casino
Lawrenceburg, IN
March 20 – 24, 2010 $9,600 + $400
WPT World Championship

Las Vegas, NV

April 17-24, 2010 $25,000 + $500

*Dates subject to change.

Courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds, WPT Live Updates will continue reporting live from the tournament trail, delivering up-to-the-minute tournament action for fans around the world.

A full schedule of WPT events including 2009-2010 international tour stops, will be available soon in the “WPT on Tour” section of

One Comment to “US Portion of World Poker Tour Season 8 (In HD!) Schedule Released”

  1. Tropical Steve

    Ohio River casino WPT stop. Interesting, since I live three hours away.