WPT Enterprises and Spanish casino operator Group Peralada announced that Casino Barcelona will host its second World Poker Tour (WPT) event next May 21-27, considering the success of this destination event on the WPT Season VI schedule last year.
“The WPT Spanish Championship was a great success last year,” said Steve Lipscomb, WPT Founder, President and CEO. “We are honored to extend our partnership with Grup Peralada and return to Spain with a regional tour stop that Catalonians can call their own.”
Group Peralada has vast experience organizing poker tournaments. With over 120 events every year
including three international tournaments this group, especially Casino Barcelona, is a recognized leader in high level poker events and sets the bar in the Spanish gaming sector.
The May event is expected to draw a field of over 400 players, including the new face of the WPT Poker Made Millionaire, Poker Pro Antonio “the Magician” Esfandiari, as he represents www.worldpokertour.com at the tables.
The World Poker Tour official site, www.worldpokertour.com, is now running weekly online satellites to give players the chance to earn their 5000 euros main event buy in and 300 euros entry fee events for as little as 6 euros.
Casino Barcelona will also hold Super Satellite No Limit Hold’em, with unlimited re-buys and add-on, on May 21 and May 22. The main event begins at Casino Barcelona on May 24 concluding with the non-televised final table on May 27.
The WPT Spanish Championship event in October, 2007, saw 226 players from around the globe put up 7,500 euros to compete, including pros like Gus Hansen, Erik Seidel, Isabelle Mercier, Juha Helppi, Christer Johansson, and many others. First place went to Austrian Markus Lehmann, who won 537,000 euros and the WPT Spanish Championship title.