The World Poker Tour announced Tuesday that its parent company, WPT Enterprises, Inc., took full ownership and operations of the WPTDeepStacks tour. The DeepStacks Poker Tour formed a partnership with the WPT in 2014 to replace WPT Regional events.

“The World Poker Tour is proud to acquire WPTDeepStacks,” Adam Pliska, CEO of the WPT, said. “Over the years, Chris Torina has become a friend and a great steward of the WPT brand, and he and his team have built WPTDeepStacks into one of the most established brands in poker.”

Torina is WPTDeepStacks Executive Director and said, “We are excited to take our relationship with the World Poker Tour to the next level. Partnering with the World Poker Tour to form WPTDeepStacks cemented the brand as poker’s premier mid-major tour. We look forward to continuing to innovate, expand, and offer the most player-friendly tournaments at the world’s most beautiful properties.”

Season 4 is set to kickoff at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood with an $1,100 Main Event featuring a $1 million guarantee January 19-24. The tour doesn’t expect the changes to affect the players.

WPTDeepStacks Season 4 Schedule

WPTDeepStacks Hollywood – Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood – January 19
WPTDeepStacks Big Stax – Parx Casino – February 24
WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville – bestbet Jacksonville – March 10
WPTDeepStacks Reno – Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa – March 24
WPTDeepStacks Maryland – Maryland Live! Casino – April 21
WPTDeepStacks Central California – Turlock Poker Room – May 12
WPTDeepStacks Tampa – Seminole Hard Rock Tampa – June 15
WPTDeepStacks Reno Summer – Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa – August 25
WPTDeepStacks Immokalee – Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee – September 8
WPTDeepStacks Iowa – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort – October 20
WPTDeepStacks San Diego – Ocean’s Eleven – October 26
WPTDeepStacks Oklahoma – Downstream Casino Resort – November 17
WPTDeepStacks Championship – Thunder Valley Casino Resort – December 1