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Check Out the $1.85M WPT Spring Festival

Tags: partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT.
Posted on 11 February 2021 by "T".

Because of the viral pandemic that ravaged the entire world in 2020, many have been hit particularly hard, including the world of casino and poker.

However, the World Poker Tour was one of those who adapted quickly. It immediately moved some tournaments online with its longtime partner partypoker. So far, the WPT World Online Championships series on partypoker was the biggest one for the WPT online.

As the coronavirus remains at large, the return of a full-scale live poker anywhere will have to wait longer. Meanwhile, online poker activity has significantly increased.

WPT announced last month that Allied Esports Entertainment sold the WPT brand to investment firm Element Partners for $78 million.

WPT continues to move forward by forging new partnerships. The newest is with Poker King, an online poker site mainly aimed at the Asian market.

WPT Spring Festival

  • February 11 to 22, 2021
  • WPT Main Event has a ¥10M guarantee ($1.5M)


Inaugural WPT Spring Festival for Mobile Gamers

Poker King is the sponsor and host of the first-ever WPT Spring Festival, an online poker series created for Asian mobile players. The series runs from February 11 to 22 and features 13 tournaments with over ¥12 million ($1.85 million) in guaranteed prize pools.

As stated in the press release, the WPT Spring Festival will take advantage of its partner's new "innovations for mobile poker."

Poker King said that their site currently has 1.2 million people registered users and runs more than 50,000 table games per day.

Thirteen events on the WPT Spring Festival schedule sound a bit few, but each one offers a promising guarantee. The buy-ins range from ¥200 up to ¥10,000 for the High Roller, and the series will not only offer Hold'em games but also Pot Limit Omaha, Short Deck, and Progressive Knockouts.

The $1.5M guaranteed WPT Spring Festival Main Event is scheduled on February 17 to 22, with a buy-in of just $300. Notables joining in the main event include Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, NBA legend Allen Iverson, and Jean-Robert Bellande, Nick Petrangelo, Stephen Chidwick, Andy Milonakis, Daniel Dvoress, Brad Owen, Andrew Neeme, Celina Lin, Scotty Nguyen and WPT Talent Lynn Gilmartin, Tony Dunst and Matt Savage.

Below is the full schedule of the WPT Spring Festival:

More WPT Online Events in the Future

WPT CEO Adam Pliska said, "As the WPT global footprint continues to expand, we are extremely happy that our players in the Asian region will be able to experience the thrill of a WPT event conveniently from their mobile devices."

WPT VP of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael added, "The WPT looks forward to working alongside the Poker King team to operate this first-of-its-kind festival and live stream the Main Event final table in multiple regions and languages."



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14 comments on "Check Out the $1.85M WPT Spring Festival"

 dule-vu11/02/2021 09:05:14 GMT
we can see what did corona do to any live tournaments,show,game,whatever!they need to move everything to online version and now they even make new partnership with other site,to have even bigger live tournaments and to bring more players on tables!we can see that poker king have big number of players,so this will be huge competion for all of them on one place!
 CALICUL11/02/2021 14:15:07 GMT
It was normal for people to go online and play, if live could not... because of the restriction. Pandemic has ruined economy and health of the people, who has been abused to destroy his immunity because of a lie, when he wore the mask. Anyway, i haven't seen online growth. Tournaments are pretty empty. 8 - 9 months ago i thought about many players would fill some rooms. This thing did not happen. I hope for this tournament to be a success.
 geseco1211/02/2021 22:59:27 GMT
The coronavirus pandemic has caused great obstacles in the world of poker, but that should not be an excuse to stay with crossed arms, now the sponsor of this event that is pokerking has created a series that will surely be very good to be carried out. held from February 11-22 with a $ 1.85 million tournament pot, it will be exciting to play.
 dule-vu12/02/2021 10:50:22 GMT
I can imagine how crazy will be this series with so many asian players,who love to play fast and crazy poker!when you see how big is this room,you know that big money will be in game!probably we will have daily news from this tournaments,so we will read something interesting for sure!
 geseco1213/02/2021 01:42:35 GMT
Many play against Asians, I think they keep poker alive, we just have to continue, the pandemic has hit many, but there are always alternatives to continue playing online, I think we should take care of ourselves and play poker, which is what we most want.
 dule-vu14/02/2021 14:06:51 GMT
I think that asian market is biggest for every way of gambling,no matter is it betting on sports,poker or casino games!they just love to play everything,its such a big population on whole asia,so its not strange that they do this kind of things and that they want to get more of this players on this kind of promotions!
 CALICUL14/02/2021 15:56:24 GMT
I haven't seen too many Asians in the rooms, games or tournaments where i play. I don't know how many players party poker has. Americans could be left to play with rest of the world, because after that we will see a beautiful growth. Anyway, this festival is good and you have to play for qualifications. Good luck, mobsters.
 geseco1215/02/2021 02:36:37 GMT
Depending on the type of room in which you are going to see Asians in quantity, I think that in the GGPOKER network it is an Asian room where most of them are from that continent, there is a lot of money moving there, and if you are lucky you will win, I believe with these guys large tournament is intended that more players reach the poker network.
 CALICUL15/02/2021 18:07:47 GMT
I can't enjoy in party poker promotions and i don't have many opportunities to play in my country. There are only four rooms. I play in two and not in the others, because i hate them. This Spring Festival is very interesting, but this is it. Here are beautiful satellites and chances for money, after qualifcation(s). This room is very attractive.
 dule-vu16/02/2021 01:07:43 GMT
strange that we dont have some news from this big wpt festival that is already for 5 days on program!we probably had some big tournaments on weekend,but today we dont have news in section about anything!would be good to read some good story about players,big winnings and something that did change this wpt online concept!
 geseco1216/02/2021 02:46:49 GMT
Many countries do not have a license to play poker, but that is the problem of the country of origin, well, it only remains to accept it and play in rooms that are available, I think that most players have access to play in Asian rooms where there is enough money in game.
 CALICUL16/02/2021 19:10:00 GMT
many poker rooms are not licensed because they not want, but approval can be obtained. Party poker is in a good shape now and offers many opportunities for its players. These series of world championships online or others... are very nice for all. Good luck with party poker games.
 geseco1217/02/2021 03:04:31 GMT
Of course, now they should do more online tournaments, because it is the way to keep the players active, since there is no possibility of being able to do live poker, but we must not throw in the towel and be able to mount large online tournaments that will benefit the community.
 CALICUL17/02/2021 19:27:54 GMT
I really like these series, but it's hard to qualify for medium or large tournaments when you play satellites. Many games and very rarely getting into the main events. It's much easier when you're well-versed. Anyway, it's not bad to fight for it.

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