WPTPoker.com Closing June 3

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According to a press release sent out on Friday by bwin.party, WPTPoker.com, a site on the PartyPoker network branded to the World Poker Tour, will shut down on June 3. Officials cited an “ongoing company strategy” as the reason for the closure, adding, “bwin.party has made the decision to focus our online poker efforts entirely on our lead brands: PartyPoker and bwin Poker.”

Players will still be able to log into their WPTPoker.com accounts and request withdrawals for three months after June 3. The maximum withdrawal limit will be lifted between now and June 3; however, standard withdrawal fees will continue to apply.

As of June 6, no new registrations will be permitted on WPTPoker.com. All pending tournament registrations will be reversed, no new deposits will be accepted, and no games will exist on the site.

If you have tournament dollars and tournament tickets, these will be refunded to you. Tournament entries with no cash value will not be refunded, however. As the press release added, “If player qualifies for live events before the website’s closure, his invitation remains valid.”

Any unused points will be forfeited, so start using them if you still have any banked away. Similarly, any part of a bonus that has not been released before June 3 will be forfeited.

There are no plans to re-open WPT Poker and balances cannot be moved to PartyPoker.

The WPT Poker skin was launched in 2009 after PartyPoker’s acquisition of the World Poker Tour.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. PP logic is as backwards as their online poker software. Why would any thinking person abandon the WPT brand and run w/ the PP brand when you should be doing exactly the opposite? Abandon the PP brand and run w/ the WPT brand !

    • On second thought it probably has everything to do w/ bwin.party severing ties w/ 3rd parties prior to announcing a winning bid for their company by the end of May. I’d like to see GVC/Amaya (PokerStars) win the bid but for some unknown reason I see 888 coming out as the winner. They definitely would have to abandon the WPT brand if 888 was the winner for 888 is currently in bed w/ WSOP.