World Poker Tour® Heading to Jeju, South Korea for Summer Festival Including Alpha8™ for One Drop™ Event

WPT Press Release

The World Poker Tour® has a added another amazing international stop this summer as WPT® Korea will take over the Jeju Shinhwa World this  July. The schedule includes a ₩3,400,000 (~$2,550 US) Main Event, and a ₩17,000,000 (~$127,350 US) Alpha8™ for One Drop™ event. 

“Hosting the World Poker Tour gives u another opportunity to showcase our five-star amenities and amazing city,” said Jenny Lim, Landing Entertainment Korea at Jeju Shinhwa World Chief Marketing Officer. “We invite poker players from around the world to join us this summer for an amazing two weeks.”


The 18-event festival schedule begins with preliminary events and a Main Event Satellite on July 15 while the first of three starting flights of the WPT Korea Main Event is scheduled for July 17 and carries a ₩2,000,000,000 (~$1.5 Million US) guarantee. 

The festival also includes the second WPT Alpha8 for One Drop event. The two-day event begins on July 23 and is sure to attract many of the best poker players as well as several recreational poker players from One Drop Foundation will receive a portion of the entry fee from the event to continue their mission of ensuring sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers. 

Sandwiched between those two events is a ₩17,000,000 (~$12,735 US) High Roller which begins on July 21. Satellites for the marquee events will run daily, including a five-seat guarantee for the Main Event which will utilize the Milestone format popularized at the 2022 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. 

Poker fans around the world will be able to watch a livestream of both the ₩3,400,000 Main Event and the ₩17,000,000 (~$12,735 US) High Roller on WPT YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook pages. 

A highly sought after vacation spot, Jeju is an island located off the southern coast of South Korea. Known for its stunning natural scenery, including waterfalls, beaches, and volcanic landscapes, Jeju has become a popular destination for tourists. 

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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