*** BREAKING NEWS ***
The World Poker Tour has announced that the First Two Cities for “WPT Alpha8 Season 2” are London and Las Vegas… with Alpha8 back at the Palm Beach!
Here is the official Press Release as the news is revealed:
Professional Poker Players and Wealthy Amateurs To Compete In High-Stakes Poker Action at Palm Beach Casino in London this October and at Bellagio in Las Vegas in December
Los Angeles, CA (July 17, 2014) - World Poker Tour today announced the first two cities for the upcoming second season of WPT Alpha8 - the premier series of super high-roller poker tournaments - as London and, for the first time on WPT Alpha8, Las Vegas. The £60,000 buy-in WPT Alpha8 London event will be held October 6-7, 2014, at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, and the televised $100,000 buy-in WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas will be held later in the year from December 18-20, 2014, at Bellagio.
“We are truly excited to announce WPT Alpha8 London and WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas as our first events of ‘WPT Alpha8 Season 2’, “said WPT President Adam Pliska. ”Not only are we returning to one of the most prestigious locations in the world at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, but we are also bringing WPT Alpha8 to the home of high-stakes poker at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, where we are already expecting to draw one of the largest fields in WPT Alpha8 history.”
The first WPT Alpha8 season featured tournaments in premier destinations around the globe, including North America, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, and South Africa, showcasing the world’s best professional poker players and wealthy amateurs. With more than 60 players and nearly $9 million in prize money over the span of just four events, the first season of the WPT Alpha8 tournament series captured the imagination of the poker world and the attention of viewers at home. WPT Alpha8 Season 2 promises to continue that success and will be adding more exciting and exotic events in the weeks and months to come!