Gold Coast secures Aussie first World Poker Tour event

IT looks like another major event is heading to the Gold Coast.

After 18 seasons, the World Poker Tour is finally making the trip down under and it will be held at none other than The Star Gold Coast.

The WPT will hold a massive 10-day festival at the Broadbeach venue from September 27 to October 7 this year. The main event will start on October 4.


The Australia host of Fox Sports World Poker Tour, Lynn Gilmartin, made the announcement on social media this morning.

“We are going to Australia for the very first time!” Gilmartin said in the Twitter video.

“We’re having an entire festival of poker. 10 events starting from September 27 right through to October 7. The main event starts October 4.

“The Star has just undergone an $850 million transformation. It’s absolutely beautiful.

“We’re just going to have a party.

“If you’ve ever thought about visiting Australia.. first week of October probably a good idea.. and for all of my Aussies, I’ll see you on the Gold Coast.”