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WPT Spring Festival Online Series, New Main Tour Cruise

PokerWired
25 May 2023
PokerWired Staff 25 May 2023
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  • Numerous tournaments, $1.25M guaranteed
  • WPT Prime online event scheduled
  • Tour also launches Main Tour cruise
WPT Global Spring Festival

The World Poker Tour has announced a major online series and new cruise

WPT Global is set to host the Spring Festival with $1.25 million in guarantees across 84 tournaments from May 21 to June 4. WPT World Championship Passports are also up for grabs during the series.

The Spring Festival is highlighted by the $1,100 WPT Prime Main Event, running from May 29 – June 4. The winner of the Main Event also receives a seat to the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. Commenting on the new series, WPT CEO Adam Pliska said:

“When WPT Global launched, we knew it would become the best place for players to participate in WPT events online. The WPT Global Spring Festival gives players around the world the opportunity to win a WPT500 and WPT Prime title without having to leave their home.”

In other news, the WPT also announced a new Main Tour cruise launching in spring 2024.

Other highlights from the series

Along with the WPT Prime, the WPT500 is another key highlight. That event features numerous starting flights throughout the series as well as a $55 mini version.

The series also features a broad range of buy-ins and starts at just $5.50. Playera will find numerous tournament styles as well including turbos, progressive knockouts (PKO), six-max, bounties, and much more.

Another highlight is the Champion of Champions freeroll, set for June 11. The events features winners from all other events competing for  a WPT World Championship tournament seat.

Another freeroll is planned for June 11, open for all players making a final table throughout the Spring Festival. The tournament awards a $2,500 WPT Prime Championship Passport.

A specially-designed WPT award will also be awarded to the Prime, WPT500, and Champion of Champions winners. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

2023 WPT Global Spring Festival


DateEventGuaranteeBuy-in (USD)
May 23Lucky Kick Off PKO20000110
May 23Mini Lucky Kick Off PKO300011
May 23Warm Up25000220
May 23Mini Warm Up500022
May 23PLO 6-Max PKO400055
May 23Mini PLO 6-Max PKO10005.5
May 23Spring Sunday Slam 1 PKO60000110
May 23Spring Mini Slam 1 PKO1000011
May 23NLHE Turbo500033
May 23Mini NLHE Turbo10003.3
May 23SD Super Bounty500055
May 23Mini SD Super Bounty10005.5
May 23NLHE10000110
May 23NLHE150011
May 23NLHE Turbo PKO500055
May 23Mini NLHE Turbo PKO10005.5
May 23PKO 6-Max750055
May 23Mini PKO 6-Max10005.5
May 23SD PKO10000220
May 23Mini SD PKO150022
May 24NLHE Super Bounty750055
May 24Mini NLHE Super Bounty15005.5
May 24Builder15000110
May 24Mini Builder250011
May 24WPT500 Day 10530
May 24Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 244-Max PKO500033
May 24Mini 4-Max PKO10003.3
May 25WPT500 Day 10530
May 25Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 25SD7500220
May 25Mini SD100022
May 25WPT500 Day 10530
May 25Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 25Turbo Super Bounty200022
May 25Mini Turbo Super Bounty10002.2
May 26WPT500 Day 10530
May 26Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 26NLHE 6-Max500033
May 26Mini NLHE 6-Max10003.3
May 26WPT500 Day 10530
May 26Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 26Hyper PKO500055
May 26Mini Hyper PKO10005.5
May 27WPT500 Day 10530
May 27Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 27SuperStack Day 10530
May 27Mini SuperStack Day 1055
May 27SD Super Bounty10000220
May 27Mini SD Super Bounty150022
May 27WPT500 Day 10530
May 27Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 27Hyper PKO300033
May 27Mini Hyper PKO10003.3
May 28SD PKO15000220
May 28Mini SD PKO300022
May 28WPT500 Day 10530
May 28Mini WPT500 Day 1055
May 28WPT500 Day 1 Turbo0530
May 28Mini WPT500 Day 1 Turbo055
May 28SuperStack Day 225000530
May 28Mini SuperStack Day 2500055
May 28Spring Sunday Slam 2 PKO75000110
May 28Spring Mini Slam 2 PKO1250011
May 28PLO Super Bounty5000110
May 28Mini PLO Super Bounty150011
May 28WPT500 Day 2100000530
May 28Mini WPT500 Day 21250055
May 28SD PKO750055
May 28Mini SD PKO10005.5
May 29WPT Prime Day 101060
May 29Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
May 29SD400055
May 29Mini SD10005.5
May 29NLHE Turbo7500110
May 29Mini NLHE Turbo150011
May 30NLHE PKO1000055
May 30Mini NLHE PKO20005.5
May 30WPT Prime Day 101060
May 30Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
May 30WPT Prime Day 101060
May 30Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
May 30NLHE PKO15000220
May 30Mini NLHE PKO400022
May 30NLHE 6-Max Turbo500055
May 30Mini NLHE 6-Max Turbo10005.5
May 31WPT Prime Day 101060
May 31Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
May 31Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 102500
May 31Mini Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 10220
May 31WPT Prime Day 101060
May 31Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
May 31Blitz Super Bounty500033
May 31Mini Blitz Super Bounty10003.3
June 1WPT Prime Day 101060
June 1Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
June 1SD Super Bounty500055
June 1Mini SD Super Bounty10005.5
June 1WPT Prime Day 101060
June 1Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
June 2WPT Prime Day 101060
June 2Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
June 2Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 102500
June 2Mini Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 10220
June 2Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 102500
June 2Mini Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 10220
June 2WPT Prime Day 101060
June 2Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
June 2Turbo PKO400022
June 2Mini Turbo PKO10002.2
June 3Lucky NLHE20000220
June 3Mini Lucky NLHE300022
June 3Builder PKO25000110
June 3Mini Builder PKO400011
June 3WPT Prime Day 101060
June 3Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
June 3Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 102500
June 3Mini Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 10220
June 3Blitz Super Bounty200011
June 3Mini Blitz Super Bounty10001.1
June 4WPT Prime Day 101060
June 4Mini WPT Prime Day 10110
June 4WPT Prime Day 1 Turbo01060
June 4Mini WPT Prime Day 1 Turbo0110
June 4WPT Prime Day 1 Hyper01060
June 4Mini WPT Prime Day 1 Hyper0110
June 4Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 21250002500
June 4Mini Hi-Roller 6-Max Day 225000220
June 4PLO Main Event PKO30000220
June 4Mini PLO Main Event PKO500022
June 4Spring Sunday Slam 3 PKO100000110
June 4Spring Mini Slam 3 PKO1500011
June 4WPT Prime Day 22000001060
June 4Mini WPT Prime Day 2100000110
June 4NLHE Super Bounty1000055
June 4Mini NLHE Super Bounty15005.5
June 4Main Closer Super Turbo300022
June 4Mini Closer Super Turbo10002.2

WPT Main Tour Event Coming to Virgin Cruise

In other tour news, a WPT Main Tour event is heading to the high seas in spring 2024. The tour is partnering with Virgin Voyages for six days of action featuring $1.5 million in guarantees along with a  WPT Prime event as well. Of the new poker option, Pliska noted:

“Virgin Voyages has totally re-imagined the cruising experience, and their ideals perfectly align with the evolution of WPT in our commitment to build unique memories for poker players across the globe. The WPT Voyage will elevate an already amazing onboard experience with world-class poker and entertainment, creating one of the most fun and sought after events on the calendar.”

The series takes place on the 1,400-cabin Valiant Lady, catering to passengers age 18 and over. The voyage sets sail from Miami on March 31 with stops in Grand Cayman and Bimini, Bahamas, before returning to port on April 6.

"Hosting the World Poker Tour at Sea is an industry first and bringing the Main Tour experience to Valiant Lady is very exciting," Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAplin said. "This partnership fits nicely into our adult-only experience, and we're honored to have one of our ships as the main stage for this exciting tournament."

WPT cruise 2023
The Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady will host an upcoming WPT Main Tour and Prime event.

Players will find more than 80 poker tables and a major tournament schedule including The $5,000 Main Tour event features  a $1 million  guarantee and the $1,100 Prime tournament comes with a $500,000 guarantee. Other highlights include:

  • $25,000 High Roller event
  • Ladies event
  • Mystery Bounty tournament 
  • Numerous cash games

Onboard entertainment includes immersive shows, night clubs, private karaoke rooms, a tattoo parlor, and pub games and trivia nights. The Valiant Lady also offers more than 20 boutique restaurants.

While docked in the Caribbean, numerous land and sea-based excursions will be available such as kayaking, snorkeling, cultural tours, and even a golf tournament in Grand Cayman hosted by WPT executive tour director Matt Savage. A pool party at Bimini Beach Club serves as the culmination of the six-day WPT Voyage. To book or for more information, visit WPTVoyage.com.

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