Prime time: Dates announced for two Australian WPT events at The Star Gold Coast


In the wake of the record-breaking WPTDeepStacks Sydney series, the World Poker Tour (WPT) and Star Entertainment Group have confirmed dates for the two WPT-branded events to be held at The Star Gold Coast this year.

Announced via press release at 8am AEST this morning, the first WPT Prime Gold Coast festival will be held from 9-20 June, culminating in a $1,500 Main Event from 16 to 20 June.

As one of several initiatives being implemented by the WPT as part of its 20-Year Anniversary celebrations, PokerMedia Australia understands that the WPT Prime Gold Coast festival will incorporate many of the features from the outgoing WPTDeepStacks brand, including action clocks, the Player of the Festival leader board and more.

“With the largest ever WPTDeepStacks event in our history [at] The Star Sydney, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to further elevate our global players’ experience with the introduction of WPT Prime at The Star Gold Coast,” said WPT Vice President of Global Tour Management, Angelica Hael.

The WPT Australia series will then take place from 15 to 27 September, and also marks the arrival of the coveted Mike Sexton Cup and Australia’s inaugural $5,400 AUD buy-in WPT Main Tour stop taking place from 23 to 27 September.

“With interstate and international travellers returning to our shores in search of incredible experiences and entertainment, we’re excited to announce The Star Gold Coast will welcome not one, but two, major poker events later this year,” said The Star Gold Coast COO, Jessica Mellor.

“In a real coup for the city, the WPT Main Tour event will make its way to the Gold Coast for the very first time in September, bringing all the prestige of the best poker players in the world.”

According to the press release, ‘each event will be livestreamed and broadcast globally on and the WPT YouTube and Twitch channels.’


FestivalSeries DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-in
WPT Prime Gold Coast9-20 June16-20 June$1,500
WPT Australia15-27 September23-27 September$5,400

Full tournament schedules for both festivals will be released in due course; for more information, images, video and results, log onto
All images courtesy of the World Poker Tour.

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