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The World Poker Tour is one of the most famous poker tournaments in the world, second only to the World Series of Poker.
The World Poker Tour, as its name suggests, tours the world, with tournament legs taking place in several different countries each year.
Highlights of the tour include the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, the WPT Spanish Championship, the London Poker Classic, the Bellagio Cup, the Borgata Poker Open, the L.A.Poker Classic, and the WPT Celebrity Invitational.
As with most major poker tournaments, players have the option to either buy-in to the tournament, or attempt to qualify online.
There are satellites for the World Poker Tour running on several different online poker sites.
The World Poker Tour attracts a lot of media attention, and many of their main events, including the Bellagio Cup, are televised.
The online casino sites that are affiliated with the World Poker Tour include PartyCasino, Casino Las Vegas, Swiss Casino, Noble Casino, and Titan Casino.
Some of the best professional poker players in the world take part in the World Poke Tour. The list of players includes big names such as Gus Hansen, Hoyt Corkins, Phil Ivey, JC Tran Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem, and Barry Greenstein.
The World Poker Tour has many poker tournaments with big money prizes. Titles in the tour are very prestigious, and the World Poker Tour Player of the Year award is considered to be a huge honour. The top players who compete in the tour have amassed career earnings of more than $5 million in the tournament, and there are several players with WPT career earnings in excess of $3 million.
The WPT was started in the United Sates, by attourney Steve Lipscomb in 2002, and was acquired by PartyGaming in November 2009. The tournament focuses on Texas Holdem poker.
The WPT TV show is hosted by Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten. The show gives the viewers that the commentary is live, however some commentary is added after the tournament, because gaming regulations prevent the commentators from observing hole cards while the games are in play.