The World Poker Tour was created by the Casino mogul Lyle Berman and TV Producer Steve Lipscomb, the motto of the WPT is to 'establish poker as a significant televised mainstream sport by broadcasting top poker tournaments around the world under the premier brand of the World Poker Tour.
There are over 50 million poker players in the United States and more than 100 million around the world, Berman and Lipscomb knew there would be great interest in a televised poker tournament if it could be produced in a way that would be entertaining and unique.
The first show was interesting and exciting. It succeeded in bringing a unique Poker viewing experience to those of that play poker as well for those with no poker knowledge who may be tuning in to see what it's all about.
Whether you are an aspiring tournament player of a seasoned veteran player you can learn a lot from watching the show. In past televised tournaments you usually only got to see the players hand if there was a showdown. When you watch the World Poker Tour you get to see each player’s cards for every hand. This is a great way to see how the pros play the game.
If you are interested in playing in this years World Poker Tour you can click here to find out how to qualify online for the WPT.