|WPT Enterprises, has pledged a commitment to its partner casinos extending existing contracts to ten years. The company added that it plans to hold a minimum of 15 WPT events each month up to 2013 and beyond.|
“We look forward to continuing the Tour that generated a new horizon for poker,' said Steve Lipscomb, President of WPT Enterprises. 'Thus, we've taken the extraordinary step of activating these renewals early and making sure that our players can mark these dates on their calendars.'
WPTE plans to schedule a minimum of 15 WPT-sanctioned events each year, averaging one or more each month through 2013. In conjunction with this commitment, WPT published its Season 4, 5, and 6 tournament schedules through 2008. The WORLD POKER TOUR is the highest-rated television show in the history of the Travel Channel, airing every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. PT/ET.
WPTE member casinos are among card rooms and casinos in the world. They include: Aviation Club de France (Paris, France), The Mirage and Bellagio Hotels (Las Vegas, NV), Borgata Hotel & Casino (Atlantic City, NJ), Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket, CT), and Horseshoe & Gold Strike Casinos (Tunica, MS), plus California properties: The Bicycle Casino (Bell Gardens), Commerce Casino (Commerce), and Bay 101 Card Club (San Jose), as well as tournaments sponsored by online poker rooms: Ultimate Bet (Aruba), PartyPoker.com (a cruise to Mexico), and PokerStars (a cruise to the Caribbean).