Thinking about playing in a World Pragmatic Play Tour tournament, or just showing up to watch? This is the complete 2004 / 2005 World Poker Tour Tournament schedule. The WPT poker tournaments start in July and culminate the following April with the World Poker Tour Championship at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The Aviation Club in Paris, France, hosts the first World Poker Tour tournament of the season in July. There are WPT poker tournaments almost every month at various locations including California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada, Mississippi, and even on an ocean cruise sponsored by Party Poker.
The member hosts of the World Poker Tour tournaments range from classic card rooms such as the Commerce Casino and Bicycle Casino in California, to posh casinos such as the Borgata Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Buy-ins for the WPT poker tournaments generally range from $5,000 to $10,000. To enter a poker tournament, contact the participating casino about the buy-in and registration deadline.
The buy-in for the Bellagio World Poker Tour Championship is $25,300 (including entry fee). You can also get into the WPT Championship by winning one of the fourteen WPT member poker tournaments or winning a World Poker Tour Satellite tournament. For a smaller entry fee, you have the chance to make your way to the World Poker Tour championship at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. For more info on the Tour, see World Poker Tour.
Commerce Casino Poker Tournaments
Commerce Casino is a Southern California card club that hosts one of the largest poker rooms in the world and bills itself as the “Poker Capital of the World.” Commerce Casino offers a large variety of daily poker games including popular games such as Texas Hold’em, Draw Poker, Seven Card Stud Poker, and Omaha, as well as lesser known poker games such as Mexican Poker, Pineapple Poker, and Razz. You can find high stakes poker as well as low limit poker games beginning at $1/$2.
Commerce Casino poker tournaments are plentiful. You can find weekly poker tournaments as well as a number of good annual tournaments. Commerce Casino hosts two World Poker Tour tournaments – the LA Poker Classic and the WPT Invitational both in February. Commerce Casino also hosts the California Poker Championship (California Poker Classic) in May/June, the Heavenly Hold’em poker tournament in September, and the Holiday Bonus poker tournament in Nov/Dec.
In addition to poker, Commerce Casino offers other card games including a form of Blackjack using jokers, Super Pan 9, a form of Baccarat using jokers, 13 Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, and Jokers Wild Pai Gow.
Commerce Casino has a number of dining options including a very nice restaurant, a sports bar and grille, a buffet, a deli, and more.
Hotel accommodations are available at the nine-story Crowne Plaza Hotel-Commerce Casino with 200 guest rooms and suites.