World Poker Tour is all set to launch itself in Australia with its inaugural event to be held in collaboration with the Star Gold Coast Casino In Queensland.
The location is chosen as it is one of the most frolicked tourist destinations in the country. The WPT Australia festival will start from September 27 and will continue for ten days at The Star Gold Coast Casino.
The World Poker Tour event will feature ten tournaments with buy-ins ranging from AUD 330 (USD 230) to AUD 5000 (USD 3480).
The Main Event has been scheduled to run from October 4 for four days with a buy-in of AUD 2500 (USD 1740).
In a statement to the press, Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management for the WPT said: “The World Poker Tour is proud to add WPT Australia to our roster of wonderful global events and The Star Gold Coast as a casino partner,” said Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management for the WPT.
“As a native Australian, I am thrilled to have a WPT event take place in my home country and even more pleased to have it hosted at such a wonderful property,” Hael added.
Earlier the Star Gold Coast casino was also embroiled in a controversy after a High-roller refused to make a payment to the tune of $43 million claiming that he lost because of mistakes on the part of the dealers and that he had already complained to the management about the mismanagement.