World Poker Tour Season XV Debuts Sunday on Fox Sports Regional


The World Poker Tour Season XV broadcasts begin Sunday on Fox Sports (WPT Photo/Joe Giron)

Fret not poker fans. New episodes of the World Poker Tour are coming to Fox Sports Regional soon. Really soon actually.

Beginning this Sunday, March 12, Fox Sports Regional will begin airing 27 episodes from Season XV of the World Poker Tour. This marks the beginning of a five-year extension that WPT signed with Fox Sports in late 2016.

“Thanks to our award-winning production team, the World Poker Tour continues to raise the bar as the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Season XV of the World Poker Tour promises some truly legendary moments, including the first-ever King of the Club series and the second edition of the prestigious WPT Tournament of Champions.”

The action kicks off with the first episode of the WPT Choctaw final table.

A total of nine events will hit the airwaves this season. Along with Choctaw, viewers will see the final tables from the Legends of Poker, Borgata Poker Open, bestbet Bounty Scramble, WPT Montreal, Five Diamond World Poker Classic, LA Poker Classic, Bay 101 Shooting Star and the debut of the Tournament of Champions.

As well as the Season XV episodes, the ‘King of the Club’ series will make its TV debut. The two ‘King of Club’ episodes feature six different qualifiers playing for a piece of the $37,500 in prize money.

All of the familiar faces from previous WPT seasons will be back. Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, who have been in the broadcast booth since the beginning, are both back calling the action together in all but one episode. Raw Deal analyst Tony Dunst fills in for Sexton for one event – but we won’t spoil why.Lynn Gilmartin is also back as WPT anchor this season.

Episodes air each Sunday at 8/11 PM local time with repeats throughout the week