The World Poker Tour is heading to Australia for the very first time with the inaugural WPT Australia festival to be held at The Star Gold Coast from 27 September to 7 October.
The 10-event schedule will feature buy-ins ranging from AU$330 to AU$5,000, headlined by the AU$2,500 Main Event starting from 4 October.
“The World Poker Tour is proud to add WPT Australia to our roster of wonderful global events and The Star Gold Coast as a casino partner,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the WPT. “As a native Australian, I am thrilled to have a WPT event take place in my home country and even more pleased to have it hosted at such a wonderful property.”
Geoff Hogg, Managing Director Queensland, The Star Gold Coast, added, “The Star Gold Coast and the nation of Australia welcome the World Poker Tour to our home for what is a monumental partnership.
“The Star Gold Coast has been transformed over the past three years and continues to evolve, with levels of investment that position us as a world-class global tourism destination. Australia is one of the top nations for poker in the world and this event further establishes The Star Gold Coast as a leader in the industry.”
The Star Gold Coast has recently completed an AU$850 million transformation, including upgrades to its existing 596 hotel rooms, the launch of luxury all-suite hotel The Darling and a spectacular new rooftop venue called Nineteen at The Star.