317 players turn up to take part in this seasonís events
Friday 27th May 2005
The World Poker Tour launched its 5th season at The Mirage with another record-setting tournament. 317 international players, both amateur and professional turned out for the event that boasts a first prize of $1,128,278 and a total of over $3,000,000.
'The launch of our fourth season is especially gratifying,' said Steve Lipscomb, Founder and CEO of WPT Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WPTE). 'We've clearly outlived the skeptics who said that the WPT was just a fad. The game continues to grow in popularity both at the professional and home game level, thanks to our success. As a professional sports league, we are maturing and expanding, providing great entertainment for our fans and a steadily increasing amount of prize money for our players.'