World Poker Tour Enterprises will be bringing the event to the African continent for the first time in history, thanks to a three year deal signed with top online poker site, ChiliPoker.com. The WPT event, scheduled to launch in October, will take place in the world renowned Casino de Marrakech, home to the Marrakech Poker Open.
“ChiliPoker.com is delighted to be associated with a world renowned brand like the WPT in the creation of this unique and attractive event,” said the Chief Executive Officer of ChiliPoker.com, Alexandre Dreyfus. “With the creation of the WPT Marrakech, ChiliPoker.com also intends to emphasize Marrakech's attributes as a highly desirable destination for European and African players.”
In response, the President of WPT, Steve Lipscomb said: “We're very glad to be partnering with our friends at ChiliPoker.com, a poker room that is steadily growing in importance on the international scene, to offer WPT tournaments in Morocco. Our goal is to bring value to our partners and World Poker Tour Enterprises shareholders as we expand our global footprint.”