WPT sets sights on Slovakia

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The World Poker Tour is set to continue its global expansion with another new stop in Slovakia later this year.

Earlier in 2009, the tour added non-televised stops in Marrakech, Morocco Oct. 12-19; Barcelona, Spain June 24-30; and Venice, Italy, beginning today through May 10.

Now, just a few short weeks after the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic, a $10,000 buy-in tournament at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino set for Sept. 6-12, was added to the schedule, the WPT announced it is heading to Slovakia.

WPT Slovakia, a €4,000 event, has been booked for Aug. 31 through Sept. 5 in Bratislava, Slovakia Republic.

"Our goal is to bring value to our partners and WPTE shareholders as we expand our global footprint," said WPT Founder, President and CEO Steve Lipscomb.

The WPT's continued global expansion did take a hit earlier this year when the company announced WPT China operations were shutting down after two years in the red.

While these new European stops are not expected to be televised outside of the countries where they will be held, if it all, the WPT has also announced Fox Sports Net will televise the tour's eighth season next year.

More information on WPT Slovakia can be found here.

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