The World Poker Tour (WPT) announced this week they've added more events to their Season 5 schedule. Bellagio, Borgata and Foxwoods will each host a second event later in the season bringing the total number of events to 18.
The dates for three specials have also been confirmed. The WPT Ladies Night is scheduled for August 31, 2006 at The Bicycle Casino, and the new WPT Bounty Hunters tournament is scheduled at the Borgata Sept. 18. A special day that hasn't been determined yet is scheduled for April 28 at the Bellagio after the WPT World Championship.
"We're delighted to confirm these great new additions to the WPT calendar," said Steve Lipscomb, CEO and founder of WPT Enterprises, Inc. "It's an action-packed lineup with plenty of opportunity for all those who aspire to become WPT champions."
WPT Season 5 will run as follows:
- The Mirage Poker Showdown - The Mirage, Las Vegas; May 14-17, 2006
- Mandalay Bay Poker Championship - Mandalay Bay; Las Vegas; June 4-8, 2006
- Grand Prix de Paris - Aviation Club de France, Paris; June 12-16, 2006
- Legends of Poker - The Bike, Los Angeles; Aug. 26-30, 2006
- WPT Ladies Night IV - The Bike, Los Angeles; August 30 - 31, 2006
- Borgata Poker Open - The Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ; Sept. 15-19, 2006
- WPT Bounty Hunters - The Borgata, Atlantic City; September 18
- Festa Al Lago - Bellagio, Las Vegas; October 15-19, 2006
- N.A. Poker Championship - Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Canada; Oct. 25-29, 2006
- World Poker Finals - Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT; Nov. 12-16, 2006
- Five Diamond World Poker Classic - Bellagio, Las Vegas; Dec. 14-19, 2006
- PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure - PokerStars.com; Atlantis - Paradise Island, Bahamas; Jan. 6-13, 2007
- World Poker Open - Gold Strike, Tunica, MS; Jan. 21-25, 2007
- Borgata Poker Classic - The Borgata, Atlantic City; January 26-30, 2007
- L.A. Poker Classic - Commerce Casino, Los Angeles; Feb. 24-March 1, 2007
- WPT Invitational - Commerce Casino, Los Angeles; March 3-5, 2007
- Bay 101 Shooting Star - Bay 101, San Jose, CA; March 12-16, 2007
- World Poker Challenge - Reno Hilton, Reno, NV; March 25-28, 2007
- Foxwoods Poker Classic - Foxwoods, Mashantucket; April 1-4, 2007
- World Championship - Bellagio, Las Vegas; April 21-27, 2007
- TBD Special - Bellagio, Las Vegas; April 28, 2007
Please see WPT for further details.