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The World Poker Tour has confirmed the cancellation of the tournament’s scheduled tour for Macau.

It’s an event that was previously touted as a landmark one for the organisation, as it sought to tap into a region that held significant growth potential for future events. 

Upon the cancellation of the event, an official statement from the WPT said: “Macau, which was scheduled to take place in June, will not move forward. WPT, Wynn Macau, and Allied Gaming and Entertainment regret any inconvenience or disappointment for players from around the world who were planning to travel to Macau and play in the event. 

“WPT remains committed to working with Wynn Macau and AGAE in the future to bring world class poker tournaments back to the region.”

The WPT Macau festival was set to run June 18-24 and be headlined by a HK$40,000 buy-in Championship event set for June 20-24. Another notable tournament on the schedule is a WPT High Roller event with a buy-in of HK$200,000, which will run June 19-20.