DraftKings to Sponsor WPT Event
DraftKings will sponsor the Season XVI World Poker Tour European Championship in Berlin, Germany in January 2018, marking a return as a WPT sponsor for the first time since 2012.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome industry leader DraftKings as a sponsor,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska in a press release. “We look forward to providing a great experience for World Poker Tour players.”
DraftKings was previously the WPT’s exclusive DFS partner for part of its 2012/13 season. DraftKings then moved to the World Series of Poker took in 2014. That deal ended after Nevada ruled that daily fantasy sports was gambling and needed to be licensed in the state.
DraftKings is currently running daily fantasy qualifying contests in which winners will receive entry into the €3,300 buy-in WPT European Championship Main Event as well as expenses for travel and accommodations. The event takes place at the Spielbank Casino in January.