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As the CEO of WPT Enterprises (WPTE), Steven Lipscomb started The World Poker Tour in 2002 with the focus of organizing international poker tournaments and broadcasting them on television.

The year-round WPT television show contributed to the poker boom in the United States, and also exposed the games to other parts of the world through syndication. This made Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, commentators of the show, household names for poker players. Currently, the commentators are Tony Dunst and Van Patten. Both the show and the tournaments were normally sponsored by online poker rooms.

In 2009, PartyGaming PLC, owners of Party Poker, acquired the brand and pushed their online poker site through the series. The focus, however, was to expose the game and market Party Poker in the European region.

In 2014, The World Poker Tour partnered with Ourgame, a Chinese company providing card and board games, allowing the latter to use its products and services in Asia. It even allowed Ourgame to use the WPT Logo and trademark in certain countries in Asia as well as use the name to operate Pokermonster.com.

In 2015, Ourgame acquired The World Poker Tour and continued to push the brand in the Asian region, holding seasonal tournaments in the Asia-Pacific region.

So far, the WPT brand has held yearly tournaments in Asia, particularly in the Philippines and Sanya, China, since the acquisition of Ourgame International Holdings.

Former champions of the WPT include Gus Hansen, Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, to name a few.


Word Poker Tour History

  • 2002: Start of the WPT
  • 2008: First and only season of WPT Ladies
  • 2009: Acquisition by Partygaming
  • 2014: Alliance with Ourgame
  • 2015: Acquisition by Ourgame
  • 2017: WPT Honor Awards

World Poker Tour Information:



Organizer Date Event Country Venue Buy-in More Info
World Poker Tour
March 13
March 13 - March 22 UTC+7
World Poker Tour WPT Vietnam 2020 – CANCELLED Vietnam
Pro Poker Club HCMC, 147 Trương Định, P9, Q3
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
+ Google Map
VND 25,000,000
More Info »
World Poker Tour
March 27
March 27 - April 6 UTC+8
World Poker Tour WPT Taiwan 2020 – CANCELLED Taiwan
Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association, B1F., No.32, Sec. 3, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist.
Taipei City, 105 Taiwan
+ Google Map
TWD 30K
More Info »
World Poker Tour
May 14
May 14 - May 24
World Poker Tour WPT Taiwan 2020 May Taiwan
Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association, B1F., No.32, Sec. 3, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist.
Taipei City, 105 Taiwan
+ Google Map
TWD 33K
More Info »
World Poker Tour
July 15
July 15 - July 28
World Poker Tour Cambodia 2020 Cambodia
Nagaworld, Samdech Hun Sen St, Park 12301 Cambodia + Google Map
USD 3,500
More Info »
World Poker Tour
August 14
August 14 - August 16
World Poker Tour WPT Japan 2020 Japan
Hotel Gajoen, 1 Chome-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro City
Tokyo, 153-0064 Japan
+ Google Map
More Info »
World Poker Tour
November 21
November 21 - November 29
WPTDeepStacks Cambodia 2020 Cambodia
Nagaworld, Samdech Hun Sen St, Park 12301 Cambodia + Google Map
USD 1,100
More Info »
World Poker Tour
May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021 - May 18, 2021
WPT NagaWorld Asia Pacific Championship Cambodia
Nagaworld, Samdech Hun Sen St, Park 12301 Cambodia + Google Map
USD 3,500
More Info »
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