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Interview with WPT CEO Adam Pliska

Upon learning the news that the World Poker Tour’s parent company will be merged into a new company called Allied Esports Entertainment, it has caused many in the poker community to wonder how this would affect one of their beloved brands.

WPT CEO Adam Pliska joined me in an hour-long conversation to explain how esports would bring more new people into poker (and vice versa) and how the infusion of new resources would help grow the WPT brand even bigger. After over a decade and a half, the World Poker Tour continues to shine bright, and their future looks even brighter.

Reflecting on the Inaugural WPT Women’s Poker Summit, with Angelica Hael

The inaugural WPT Women’s Poker Summit took place on August 26 at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, and has been hailed by many as a success. We spoke with World Poker Tour’s Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael, who spearheaded the event, to hear what went down and get her thoughts on what actions the participants and greater poker community can take to increase women’s participation in poker.

Lessons from the WPT: How to Treat Poker Players Like Champions

You don’t have to have won a WPT title to have an incredible time and be treated like a rock star at a World Poker Tour Event. The WPT excels at treating ALL of their players like champions.

That’s not just a line someone force-fed me; that’s how I genuinely feel after having had a front-row seat to the WPT Season XVI Tournament of Champions festivities over the past week. From the parties, to the swag bags, and much more, if you want a truly VIP poker experience, sign yourself up for a WPT event!

WPT Sweet XVI: 16 Stunning Stats

When you put on a show for the poker-loving public, success is often measured by numbers. The World Poker Tour has enjoyed tremendous success over its 16-season run, so we decided to crunch some numbers to illustrate just that.

In this article, you’ll discover 16 stunning stats about the World Poker Tour, its activities, events, and players, that will help you grasp the extent of its impact on the poker world.

Interview with Tony Dunst

After more than six years working with the World Poker Tour, Tony Dunst recently took on an upgraded role as it’s lead commentator. In this interview, Tony opened up to us about his career at the WPT and what it has meant to him.

Along with sharing some of his favorite spots on the tour to visit and play, he also makes some interesting predictions for 2018. Enjoy the interview!