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The World Poker Tour has partnered with leading video streaming service provider Unreel to give poker fans and players easy access to its high-quality video…
World Poker Tour Launches New Free Poker OTT Streaming Service

WatchWPT is the newest streaming choice for poker content.

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New online poker games, updated software, changes to the way fans will watch poker, the first-ever European shared liquidity agreement and more.

Starting the New Year off in style, German-born Fedor Holz has walked away from the $200,000 buy-in World Poker Tour Super High Roller Event in Manila with $3…
World Poker Tour Crowns Winner of Its Biggest Buy-in Tournament Ever

22 year old Fedor Holz wins $3.46 Million in the largest buy-in WPT event in history.

Last August PRO suggested that the world was experiencing a boom in live tournament poker—figures exclusively provided by the Global Poker Index (GPI) can now confirm that live tournaments are growing at a rapid rate.
Exclusive: GPI Data Confirms Live Tournament Boom

Global growth of almost 10% in live tournament entries provides evidence that popular interest in poker is on the way up.

Over the weekend, both 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and 2012 Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari poured buckets of ice-cold water over their heads to benefit those who are afflicted with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Hellmuth, Esfandiari Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Charitable act catching on among poker personalities.

Two WPT Alpha8 Season 2 events have been scheduled for 2014, beginning with the kick-off event at London's Palm Beach Casino in October followed by a subsequent stop at the Bellagio Las Vegas in December, which will coincide with the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
First Two Locations Announced for WPT Alpha8 Season 2

London and Las Vegas will be first stops for second season of high stakes tournaments.

A summary of the recent accomplishments of players ranked on the Global Poker Index.
The Global Poker Index Newsmakers: February 17, 2014

Daniel Cates (GPI#29943) made a rare appearance on the live tournament circuit at WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg … good thing…

Daniel “Jungleman12” Cates has won the Johannesburg WPT Alpha 8 Cates won $500k after a HU battle with local Kinesh Pather. Jason Mercier managed $200k for his 3rd place finish.
Jungleman Dan Cates Wins African Alpha 8

The 24 year old online cash game player scores his first major live victory.

The televised $100,000 buyIn WPT Alpha8™ event at Johannesburg’s Emperors Palace is running from February 14 to 15 and will host pros from around the world including Phil Ivey and coach Dan Smith.
Televised WPT Alpha8 in Johannesburg Attracts Top Pros

Big live and online pros to head to South Africa this February.

The $100k buy in exclusive World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 tournament series will be premiered on Fox Sports on Sunday, March 16.
WPT Alpha8 Scheduled for Fox Sports TV

Last August’s first ever WPT Alpha8 will get four hours of coverage starting March 16.

WPT's Alpha8 London tournament is a two-day affair, with re-entry. The London event will come with a £100,000 buyin and will take place in Mayfair's Palm Beach Casino on October 28, 2013.
WPT Alpha8 High Roller Tournaments Added in London and Johannesburg

Officials at the World Poker Tour (WPT) have announced two new stops for its super high roller Alpha8 tournament series.

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