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World Poker Tour / WPT Guide

World Poker Tour LLC is a media and entertainment company, engaged in the development, production and marketing of television programming and live poker events, as well as the licensing and sale of branded consumer and home entertainment products featuring the highly successful World Poker Tour brand. WPT have become a home name brand in recent years with tournaments now heavily advertised online through satellites.

Can anyone play in the WPT

The WPT has risen to a huge level of popularity for a number of reasons. What set's apart professional poker players from other sports professionals is the fact that you do not have to be a professional to play in the most prestigious poker events around the world. You will however have to foot the buy in for a WPT event which is generally between $5,000-$10,000. People love to watch amateurs play against the best, why, because the average Joe Bloggs can better relate to the average man.

In addition, the WPT was the first televised poker event to introduce the hole card camera which single handedly turned poker into a spectator sport.

The size of the WPT prize pool depends on the number of entrants and is shared among the top finishers. Usually around 25% of the prize pool goes to the winner and the rest is shared amongst the other top 30 players.

What steps should i take to register/qualify for a WPT event?

Follow these steps:

- Check out the WPT tournament schedule and choose the tournament in which you want to play.

- Contact the participating casinos to confirm the dates of the tournaments and to obtain information on the buy-in fee and registration deadlines.

- Register with and provide payment to the host casino to reserve a seat in the tournament.

- Play in the tournament and make your way to the Final Table for a chance to win a share of the prize pool and be a part of the WPT TV show on Travel Channel.


Avoid having to pay up to $10,000 for a buy-in by winning a qualifier online. All the top online poker sites are detailed within our pages. Buy-in amounts to these qualifiers can range from $1 up to several hundred dollars.

Related Guide: Poker Tournament Structures

What do i do to play online Poker Qualifiers?

Read our reviews or compare all poker rooms for poker games and see which site best suits your needs.

Click on our links to the site and download the software. You will need to register with the site and create a player account. Within minutes you can be in the room. There will normally be a satellites tab with will have all the satellites on offer.

Make sure you check out our bonus code page and check if your poker room has a bonus code. if there is one, you should enter it when you register your account. We naturally offer higher bonus offers than visiting the poker rooms direct so you can be sure to get the best possible bonus available.

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