ClubWPT ‘King of the Club’ Sending 16 Players to Play on TV for $37K


Players could find themselves sitting at a televised final table thanks to the King of the Club promotion from ClubWPT (WPT photo)

Every April, the World Poker Tour season wraps up in
Florida for a tournament series that is one of the most popular stops of the year. The Seminole Hard Rock Showdown series features both a WPT Main Event and the Tournament of Champions event. Thanks to ClubWPT, 16 lucky players can win their way into the fun and action for just $19.95 a month.

The new King of the Club promotion is giving ClubWPT players the opportunity to travel to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida and play in an invitational tournament under the bright lights of the WPT final table. There will be two televised tables ofKing of the Club winners with over $37,000 in cash and prizes. One lucky winner will even earn a $10,000 seat in a future WPT Main Tour event.

In addition to taking part in their exclusive tournament, King of the Club qualifiers will also enjoy a five-night stay at Seminole Hard Rock. While there, the qualifiers will enjoy a couple of days of curated activities and tapings for the show. They will also enjoy VIP seating at the final table of the tour’s second annual Tournament of Champions event. While there, they will get to meet the show’s hosts Vince Van Patten and Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton as well as WPT anchor Lynn Gilmartin. Given that the Tournament of Champions is populated with nothing but past WPT champs, there will be plenty of opportunities for poker starseekers as well.

The vacation and televised table may feel like prize enough, but these qualifiers have an opportunity to parlay this freeroll into a substantial payday. Club WPT qualifiers to WPT Main Events have found quite a bit of success over the years. Club qualifier Leron Washington won the Celebrity Invitational in 2010, and Andy Whetsone final tabled the Hollywood Poker Open in 2011 after winning a seat on ClubWPT.

Online qualifiers for the live event, which runs April 5-10, are already underway. Daily qualifiers are running every night with start times ranging from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET. There will be two qualifiers on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Periodic additional qualifying events will run throughout the month as well. A full schedule of the daily satellites is available on the Club WPT website.

The first monthly qualifier runs on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. ET and the second runs on Feb. 26 at 6:00 p.m. ET. The top eight qualifiers from each qualifier win seats into the King of the Club event. Players must qualify during the play periods of each individual qualifier in order to participate. Players who qualify Jan. 1 – 29 play in the first monthly event. Those who qualify from Jan. 30 – Feb. 26 play in the second qualifier.

Players who win multiple seats into the qualifiers may only redeem one. Additional seats are not redeemable for cash or promotional value.

The subscription-based offers players the opportunity to play tons of online poker tournaments for a flat rate of $19.95 per month. Prizes on the site include seats into WPT Main Tour events, cash, and other prizes.