The World Poker Tour today announced an exclusive four-year partnership with Holland Casino, establishing an annual WPT® Main Tour and WPT National event in the Netherlands through 2019. The first tournament, WPT Amsterdam, kicks off May 11 in the Venice of the North, and features two starting flights and a buy-in of €3,300.
The World Poker Tour will then return to Holland on September 30 for WPT National Valkenburg. The festival begins with a €1,500 buy-in High Roller, followed immediately by Day 1a of the €750 buy-in WPT National Valkenburg Main Event.
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“We are delighted with the fact that the WPT Main Tour is coming to Holland Casino Amsterdam. After the first alliance for a WPT National in Valkenburg last year, it is the first time that the WPT Main Tour is in Holland, and therefore an important moment”, commented Holland Casino CEO Willem-Jan van den Dijssel. “WPT is one of the largest poker tours and a premier name in international poker. We are proud to host the tournament and are convinced that it will take poker to a higher level in the Netherlands.”
WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “We are proud to announce our partnership with Holland Casino, and to bring both the WPT Main Tour and the WPT National Tour to two world-class properties in the Netherlands. The Dutch have a rich history in poker, including various final table appearances on the World Poker Tour, and we look forward to creating more memories with top professionals and aspiring players alike over the next four years.”
WPT Amsterdam (May 8-16)
The WPT Amsterdam festival kicks off May 8 with a single re-entry live satellite, and is followed by a two-day, €330 buy-in warm up event on May 9. Other events include:
May 9 at 4 pm: €330 buy-in Warm Up (Freeze out)
May 10 at 2 pm: €6,000 buy-in High Roller (Unlimited re-entry until start of Day 2)
May 10 at 4 pm: €600 buy-in Bounty Event (Freeze out with €100 bounties)
May 11 at 2 pm: Day 1A of €3,300 buy-in WPT Amsterdam Main Event (One re-entry per day)
May 12 at 2 pm: Day 1B of €3,300 buy-in WPT Amsterdam Main Event (One re-entry per day)
May 12 at 4 pm: €330 buy-in Mixed PLO/NLH
May 13 at 4 pm: €750 buy-in Eight Max NLH
May 14 at 4 pm: €1,500 buy-in Big Stack (Single re-entry)
May 15 at 4 pm: €550 buy-in PLO
May 16 at 2 pm: €300 buy-in Turbo (One-day event)
Qualifiers for the WPT Amsterdam Main Event include:
May 8 at 2 pm: €330 buy-in (Single re-entry)
May 9 at 6 pm: €330 buy-in (Single re-entry)
May 10 at 6 pm: €330 buy-in (Single re-entry)
May 11 at 6 pm: €330 buy-in (Single re-entry)