Virgin Voyages Partners With World Poker Tour

Virgin Voyages has announced that it has partnered with the World Poker Tour (WPT). Together, they will deliver a poker experience during every sailing aboard Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady, which offers four- and five-night cruises departing from the brand’s homeport in Miami.

Virgin Voyages has established a standing poker venue, the WPT at Sea Poker Room. Utilizing eight custom poker tables and staffed with professional dealers at a venue onboard the ship, the room offers beginner training, cash games, satellites and WPT prize package tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $80 to $320. The $320 buy-in “WPT at Sea” main event will be held during each sailing. Based on the number of participants, the marquee event may award a WPT prize package (valued at $5,000), which may be used on any future voyage or WPT event.

With another first, the WPT at Sea Poker Room has established a seamless experience, with cashless participation, allowing all transactions to be easily handled on guests’ wearable devices.

“After witnessing the magic of cruise-line poker with Virgin Voyages last season, we instantly sought to establish a permanent fixture,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska in a press statement. “Scarlet Lady provides the perfect residence for WPT at Sea, which will bring the WPT poker experience to the high seas.”

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