$5k Passport, Festival Championship Join Huge WPT Season XV

WPT On Set

Fifteen seasons in, the iconic World Poker Tour looks stronger than ever with the release of its innovative and jam-packed Season XV schedule.

Already two events in to the season the full lineup of events for 2016-2017 has now been revealed with some spectacular new additions joining plenty of old favorites.

Chief among the new features are the partypoker WPT Passport, an expanded WPT Caribbean Festival in the Dominican Republic and the all-new WPT Festival Championship.

The Festival Championship will award one seat to the Main Event at each event via a winners-only tournaments from preliminary events of the festival.

Live Streams, Added Features, Return of the TOC

The recently completed WPT Tournament of Champions, won by Holland's Farid Yachou, will be back for a second go-round next Spring.

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The new WPT Passport will allow online qualifiers who win a $530 satellite to choose which partypoker-sponsored event they will attend during Season XV with a $5,000 package.

Each WPT Passport winner has 12 months to pick which WPT Main Event they wish to play.

Live-streamed final tables on the World Poker Tour will also have a new look for Season XV with enhanced graphics and a new, custom set for those not being broadcast on TV. 

Most live-streamed final tables will also be broadcast throughout Asia with Chinese commentary.

Check the full WPT Season XV lineup below:

 

EVENT HOST CASINO LOCATION FESTIVAL DATES MAIN TOUR DATE BUY-IN 
partypoker.net Canadian Spring Championship* Playground Poker Club Montreal, Canada April 28 – May 5, 2016 Apr 29 – May 5, 2016 (CAD) $3,500
WPT Amsterdam* Holland Casino Amsterdam, Netherlands May 6 – 14,  2016 May 10 – 14, 2016 €3,300
WPT Choctaw (TV) Choctaw Casino Resort Durant, Oklahoma Jul 14 – Aug 2, 2016 Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2016 $3,700
WPT Legends of Poker (TV) The Bicycle Hotel & Casino Bell Gardens, California Jul 28 – Sept 1, 2016 Aug 27 – Sep 1, 2016 $4,000
WPT Borgata Poker Open (TV) Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa Atlantic City, New Jersey Sep 6 – 23, 2016 Sep 18 – 23, 2016 $3,500
WPT Maryland Live! Maryland Live! Hanover, Maryland Sept 24 – Oct 5, 2016 Oct 1 – Oct 5, 2016 $3,500
WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble (TV) bestbet Poker, Simulcast & Racing Jacksonville, Florida Sept 30 – Oct 18 Oct 14 – 18, 2016 $5,000
partypoker WPT UK* Dusk Till Dawn Nottingham, United Kingdom Oct 24 – Nov 6 2016 Oct 31 – Nov 6, 2016 £2,200
partypoker.net WPT Montreal (TV)* Playground Poker Club Montreal, Canada Oct 30 – Nov 17, 2016 Nov 11 – 17, 2016 (CAD) $3,850
partypoker WPT Caribbean* Hard Rock Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Nov 19 – 26, 2016 Nov 19 – 23, 2016 $5,000
partypoker WPT Prague King’s Casino Prague, Czech Republic Dec 1-18, 2016 Dec 3-7, 2016  €3,300
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic (TV) Bellagio Las Vegas, Nevada Nov 25 – Dec 11, 2016 Dec 5 – 10, 2016 $10,400
WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa Atlantic City, New Jersey Jan 17 – Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29 – Feb 3, 2017 $3,500
WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Fallsview Casino Resort Ontario, Canada Feb 17 – 24, 2017 Feb 22 – 24, 2017 CAD $5,000
WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV) Commerce Casino Commerce, California Jan 13 – Mar 2, 2017 Feb 25 – Mar 2, 2017 $10,000
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV) Bay 101 Casino San Jose, California Mar 5 – 10, 2017 Mar 6 – 10, 2017 $7,500
WPT Rolling Thunder* Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, California Mar 8 – 15, 2017 Mar 11 – 15, 2017 $3,500
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown* Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Mar 16 – Apr 9, 2017 Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2017
Final Table: Apr 5, 2017
$3,500
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale* Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Mar 16 – Apr 9, 2017 Apr 2 – 4, 2017
Final Table: Apr 6, 2017
$10,000
WPT Tournament of Champions (TV)* Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Mar 16 – Apr 9, 2017 Apr 7 – 9, 2017 $15,000
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