(Los Angeles, CA – August 22, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced a partnership with Poker Central® to livestream the final tables of televised Season XVI WPT® Main Tour events in North America on the live poker subscription service PokerGO™. Starting with the Season XVI WPT Legends of Poker, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to tune in live to watch the world’s leading poker players compete for a prestigious WPT title and join the illustrious WPT Champions Club.
“The World Poker Tour delivers the thrilling and action-packed poker programming our audience loves,” said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. “This partnership is part of our commitment to adding the best live poker programming to our already robust library of content and bringing it to our viewers around the world.”
“The World Poker Tour is pleased to partner with Poker Central to bring live streaming of televised WPT Main Tour events to the global poker audience,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Poker Central shares the World Poker Tour’s vision of high-quality, entertaining poker content, and we are proud to have such a committed partner to showcase our events. We look forward to continuing to elevate the WPT product and invite poker fans from around the world to watch the World Poker Tour live on PokerGO.”
The World Poker Tour is currently in its 16th season, and the next WPT Main Tour event is the Season XVI WPT Legends of Poker, starting August 25, 2017, at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, where the World Poker Tour will award its one-billionth prize dollar.
The WPT Legends of Poker final table will be the first to be broadcast on PokerGO, taking place on August 31.
For a full schedule of upcoming WPT Main Tour events to be live streaming on PokerGO, please visit www.PokerGO.com.
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About Poker Central
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Available globally direct-to-consumer via OTT as well as through network television distribution, Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events when and where you want them. Poker Central content also goes off the felt, allowing fans to Get in the Game® with peeks behind-the-scenes into the lavish VIP lifestyle of the game’s most notable high rollers, virtual journeys to exotic poker destinations around the globe, and the latest news on the game’s celebrity players. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and find Poker Central on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 16th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 16 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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