WPT Enterprises has signed a deal to become the official marketing partner for the first National Traktor Poker Tournament in China.The agreement was made with the China Leisure Sports Administrative Center (CLSAC), the national Sports Federation governing Leisure Sports under the China State Sports Administration.The partnership is initially slated for five years.

Traktor Poker, known to the Chinese as Tuo La Ji, is China’s most popular poker game.In the game, teams of two players use two decks of cards in either a single elimination or points competition.The cards are arranged on the table in rows which resemble tractor tracks, hence the derivation of the name.The CLSAC adopted “Rules of Traktor Poker Competition” in 2002 in order to standardize competitions.

This will be the first tour of Traktor Poker in China.Hu Jianguo, Director General of CLSAC, is excited to partner with the WPT and looks forward to “…expanding this unique Sport and showcasing the wisdom and teamwork skills of the Chinese people to the world.”

The first season will begin this fall, with the Grand Final being held in early 2008.Online qualifiers will be available.

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