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Poker players and art lovers in New York City have a lot to look forward to as the World Poker Tour (WPT) and American artist Daniel Arsham are hosting a charity poker event at one of the most celebrated art galleries in the world later this month.
The event, taking place on Sept. 29 at Perrotin in New York, features a $2,500 buy-in poker tournament and coincides with a major solo exhibition by Arsham that will be on display. Proceeds for the event will go to Arsham’s alma mater, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
The event is the latest in WPT’s partnership with Arsham, a contemporary artist known for his sculptures who designed this year’s WPT Season XXI trophies.
“It is an honor to host a charity poker event at Perrotin as we bring together the worlds of poker and art,” WPT CEO Adam Pliska said in a press release. “Thank you to Daniel for sparking this endeavor to benefit The Cooper Union and lending his influence to the World Poker Tour.”
The poker event will be emceed by WPT commentator Tony Dunst and coincides with Arsham’s exhibition 20 Years that celebrates his 20th anniversary of collaborating with Emmanuel Perrotin. The exhibition will be on display at Perrotin New York from Sept. 6-Oct. 14 and at Perrotin Paris Sept. 2-Oct.7.
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The launch of WPT Global means that poker players around the world now have the chance to win their way to WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the world’s largest cash game poker networks, WPT Global is available in over 50 countries and territories around the world.
WPT Global also offers new players matched deposit bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $1,200. Any new player who deposits $20 or more will automatically receive this deposit bonus.
The playthrough requirements for this bonus is fairly straightforward with each $2.50 increment of the bonus being unlocked every time you generate $10 of rake. This rake can come from either tournaments or cash games. The bonus expires after 90 days starting from the date of your first deposit.
To further sweeten the deal, WPT Global will also award you some tournament tickets. The exact reward depends on whether you are a new player and how big your deposit was.
|Players||Deposit No.||Min Deposit||Reward||Total Rewards|
|New only||1st||$20||$11 Mini Slam ticket||$11 Mini Slam ticket|
|New and Existing||2nd||$20||$11 Mini Slam ticket||2x $11 Mini Slam tickets|
|New and Existing||Deposit of $300+||$300||$110 Sunday Slam ticket||$11 Mini Slam and $110 Sunday Slam ticket|
|New and Existing||Deposit of $1,200+||$1,200||2x $110 Sunday Slam tickets||$11 Mini Slam and 3x $110 Sunday Slam tickets|
Photos courtesy of WPT.