IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The World Poker Tour® and ClubWPT™ are raising the stakes in 2020. ClubWPT is proud to announce a new promotion for all ClubWPT VIP Members. In 2020, any ClubWPT VIP Member who qualifies for a WPT Main Tour event on ClubWPT and goes on to win the subsequent live event, will not only win the first place prize for the event, but will also be awarded the ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus.
A sponsor of the World Poker Tour since 2010, ClubWPT awards more than $100,000 in cash and prizes every month, which has included hundreds of event entry packages to World Poker Tour tournaments around the globe.
In 2019, 19 players qualified on ClubWPT to play in WPT® Main Tour events, and ClubWPT anticipates awarding at least 20 seats in 2020.
The first WPT Main Tour event eligible for the ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus is the televised $10,000 buy-in WPT Gardens Poker Championship that starts on January 9, 2020 at the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, CA.
Additional events that qualified ClubWPT VIP Members can look forward to playing for a chance at the $1,000,000 Bonus include the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and WPT Choctaw. All these events will be televised for FOX Sports Regional Networks at final tables to be played at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Since 2010, hundreds of thousands of players have honed their skills on ClubWPT, and we’re proud to kick off a new decade with the ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “With millions of dollars at stake in every WPT event, and now a $1,000,000 bonus on the line, ClubWPT is clearly the most rewarding way for players to qualify for a seat on the World Poker Tour.”
“ClubWPT’s VIP members are the biggest poker fans in the world and what better way to reward their loyalty than this life-changing promotion,” added Jeremy Clemons, VP of Online Services for the World Poker Tour. “We love watching our ClubWPT VIP members test their skills against the best players in the world, and we are thrilled to give them the opportunity to play for a $1,000,000 bonus on top of the prestigious honor of becoming a WPT Champion.”
A full list of qualifying ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus events will be made available at a later date. For more information about the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com. No purchase is necessary for the ClubWPT sweepstakes and the service is void where prohibited. To sign up for ClubWPT and receive your first two weeks free, and for additional information and official rules for the ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus, visit ClubWPT.com.
All ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus qualifying events are subject to regulatory gaming approval.
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