Former WPT champs to be honoured


RIP Brian
Feb 22, 2001

The Bellagio and the WPT plan a glittering occasion for former aces

Former World Poker Tour champions will be honoured by the company and the Bellagio in the WPT Ceremony of Champions at the world-renowned O Theatre on April 21, with 96 winners going back to the first six seasons of the tour being acknowledged.

In addition to highlighting players achievements, historic events and winning moments during the private ceremony, WPT has commissioned the famous jewellery company Tiffany & Co. to design a personalised titanium and diamond bracelet for each historic champion.

There are so many incredible stories to celebrate from the six World Poker Tour seasons and we are thrilled to pay tribute to each of our WPT Champions, said WPT Founder, President and CEO, Steve Lipscomb. The championship bracelet has become synonymous with poker as a symbol of achievement and respect, and we are honored to continue the tradition that Benny Binion began over 30 years ago.

The ceremony of champions is a great way to highlight the dedication and hard work it takes to become a winner on the World Poker Tour," said Doug Dalton, Director of Poker Operations for Bellagio. "We are excited to host this sensational event in the O Theatre and we look forward to another successful championship event."

The Ceremony of Champions will start at 8:30 p.m. with a private cocktail party for players and VIPs at the O Theatre lobby, followed by the presentation ceremony at 10:00 p.m. which will be hosted by Masters of Ceremony, Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, WPT commentators who have crowned every WPT Champion since the first WPT tournament was held at Bellagio six years ago.