The much coveted World Poker Tour is all set to see its first ever run in Uruguay this October. Enjoy Punta del Este will be hosting the WPT Uruguay festival which kicks off with the Main Event on the 1st November. This will also be the first time a World Poker Event is being aired on television in South America and the event is being recorded by FOX Sports Regional Networks and will be broadcasted as part of Season XVI of the WPT series

The festival will take place from the 31st October up until November 5th, including a total of 11 special events scheduled to run with buy-ins ranging from $220 up to $5000. The Main Event, the WPTDeepStacks will have a $1500 buy-in while there will also be a High Roller tournament with a whopping buy-in of $5000.

The first scheduled tournament will start on Wedesday 1st November at 4pm and is the $220 No Limit Hold’em Turbo. Other events in the coming days include Win the Button and Mega Stack, among others.

The WPT Uruguay will take place along Punta del Este’s scenic ocean front which is just a few metres away from the stunning beach and first class spa and dining amenities.  

In an official statement, the General Manager of Enjoy Punta del Este, Sebastián Truffello, expressed that “it is an honor that a company as prestigious as the World Poker Tour has chosen Enjoy Poker to co-host the tour’s first televised event in South America."

"It is no secret that the WPT features the best televised poker tournaments in the world, and it is our great pleasure to partner with the WPT for this extraordinary event. We have no doubt that the combination of Enjoy’s expertise and infrastructure, plus the incredible experience of participating in a world-class WPT televised tournament, will result in an incredible event for all of those who attend,” he continued.

10 Oct 2017