WPPT (UPDATE): Plans for Brisbane event in 2012 now on hold

Just a fortnight before the third event in the first season of the World Professional Poker Tour (WPPT), two mote dates have been confirmed.

Two days ago, PMA announced details of a third new event, which was to be played at Brisbane’s Treasury Casino and Hotel. However, WPPT CEO Serge Mazza has just confirmed that plans for Treasury’s first major stand-alone tournament series having been put on hold until at least 2013 .

The event had been planned for August 1-5, which would have clashed with the Sydney Poker Championships at The Star.

That leaves two new events for the WPPT in 2012. A new stop has been added for July 4-8 for the Bellagio Casino in Colombo, Sri Lanka. WPPT Colombo will be played in Jim’s Room, the first and only stand-alone poker room in Sri Lanka.

The WPPT is also headed to the Paradise Walkerhill Casino in South Korea for the first edition of WPPT Seoul. That brings the total number of events in the first year of the WPPT to nine.

2012 WPPT Schedule

April 4-8 – WPPT Nova Gorica (Perla Hotel Casino, Nova Gorica, Slovenia)

May 9-13 – WPPT Sharm El Sheikh (Sinai Grand Casino, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt)

June 6-10 – WPPT Punta Del Este (Mantra Resort Spa & Casino, Punta Del Este, Uruguay)

July 4-8 – WPPT Colombo (Bellagio Casino, Colombo, Sri Lanka)

September 12-16 – WPPT Seoul (Paradise Walkerhill Casino, Seoul, South Korea)

October 3-7 – WPPT Punta Cana (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

November 14-18 – WPPT Grand Final (Las Vegas, NV, USA, venue TBC)

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