Clicky

World Poker Tour (WPT) Season XVII is Finally Here - PennsylvaniaPoker.com News % : PennsylvaniaPoker.com News
  • 54 views
  • 3 minutes read
Published on
Update on

It is almost hard to believe that the World Poker Tour is now in the midst of their Season XVII schedule. Wow! Well, everything about the poker series is about to get even more exciting than it already is with the final few events preparing to wrap up ahead of the 2019 World Poker Tour (WPT) Tournaments of Champions. The broadcast of the prior World Poker Tour events which make up the seventeenth season if the will begin on Sunday over the FOX Sports Regional Networks.

As expected, the event will be packing a lot of star-power including Vince Van Patten and Tony Dunst who will be back in the broadcast chairs for the second season in a row. Both of them will take the commentators will take the viewers through seven of the tournaments of Season XVII tournaments. The series of events will run for 24 episodes where the players will be treated to familiar territories such as the Commerce Casino as well as a venture to the inaugural stop in South America in Uruguay.

“The World Poker Tour is proud to present a new season of world-class poker and production. In our 17th season on the air, the World Poker Tour is one of the longest-running shows ever produced and is, once again, the number-one regularly scheduled program on FOX Sports Regional Networks. Season XVII sends the World Poker Tour to stunning global destinations and further establishes HyperX Esports Arena as the new televised global home of the WPT television show,” Adam Pliska, the Chief Executive Officer of the WPT, said.

The World Poker Tournament is still considered to be one of the best broadcasters of poker tournaments on the world. This can be attributed to collaboration with Phil Hellmuth who handles the “Raw Deal” segments and Lynn Gilmartin, an anchor on the show.

What to Expect

According to Johnny McMahon, the Vice President of the WPT Studios, the fans of the World Poker Tour television can now expect “production value like never before in Season XVII”. Quite a few changes have been made for season XVII – for instance, the series postponed final tables to allow them to be filmed at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas. These postponed final tables have been met with an equal measure of excitement and criticism.

The new episodes of the World Poker Tour are set to appear on Sundays on the individual FOX Sports Regional Networks with the times set for between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Latest Headlines

PA Court Allows Seizure of Skill Game Machines

The Pennsylvania State Police can now resume their seizure of skill games from Pace-O-Matic. There has been plenty of controversy over the games, as a ruling deemed the games illegal. This ordeal began in November, when a court ruling determined that skill games from Pace-O-Matic and other operators could not legally operate in the state. […]

New York, Nebraska and Kentucky Introduce Poker Bills

2020 seems like it is going to be a great year for poker across the United States. We’re not even a month into the year yet, and three states have introduced laws that aim to legalize the game along with other gambling activities. First, there was Nebraska. Lawmakers in the state decided to introduce a […]

Parx Casino Teams Up With Everi Interactive in Exclusive Content Deal

Online casinos across Pennsylvania are working hard to offer their players exciting gaming experiences, and what better way to do that than with a great selection of games? Parx Casino wants its players to have access to a wide range of slots, so the operator has recently entered into an exclusive content deal with Everi […]

Lucky Player Hits Huge Jackpot at PA Online Casino

One lucky player in Pennsylvania welcomed in the new year in a truly exciting way, landing a huge jackpot worth nearly $300,000 at HollywoodCasino.com. The player, who has requested that they remain anonymous, won the jackpot while playing a NetEnt slot called Divine Fortune. On December 28, the player had decided to give a few […]

Pennsylvania Gaming Board Names Casino Players Who Have Been Involuntarily Excluded

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has published its list of players who have been publicly excluded from casinos. The list was started in 2010, and now has the names of 809 players from across the state who have excluded from gambling venues across the state for casino-related offenses. “The list consists of career or professional […]

Similar PA Casinos Post

PokerStars Winter Series Guarantees $50 Million

If you’re a player at PokerStars, you’re in for a real treat for the next three weeks. Until January 13th, the popular online poker brand will be running 82 events which guarantee $50 million in prizes during its exciting Winter Series. The site will be offering players the chance to take part in events with […]

PokerStars Launches Twitch Promotion, Giving Platinum Passes Away

If you’re a poker player who also enjoys dabbling about on Twitch, then you could earn yourself a Platinum Pass. PokerStars and Twitch have just launched a new promotion that will give two lucky players the chance to play at the PokerStars Players’ Championship next year in Barcelona. Most of PokerStars Platinum Passes are awarded […]

PartyPoker Offers Huge $1M Bonus In Upcoming MILLIONS

Last year, the end-of-year partypoker MILLIONS offered up some of the biggest prizes ever seen in an online poker tournament. This year, the brand is upping the ante by quite a lot with by giving away millions of dollars’ worth of tickets and offering a special $1 million bonus to the winner. If you manage […]

PokerStars PA Continues to Thrive

It was a long time coming, but online poker is finally live in Pennsylvania – and, it is thriving. PokerStars has been live for nearly a month now in the Keystone State, and has seen tremendous success so far. According to online poker traffic reports, PokerStars PA ranks very highly. For example, its 7 Day […]