12:54 Europe/Stockholm April 4, 2011

Nations CupThe World Poker Tour (WPT) has been hosting big buy-in poker tournaments around the globe for years but they've just announced plans for their first "super" high roller event, a $100,000 buy-in tournament to be held at the Bellagio in May 2011.

The WPT has added high roller events at many of its WPT stops in 2010-2011 (with most featuring a buy-in of $20,000 or more) but this will be the first time ever that a WPT event sports a six figure price tag as far as buying-in.

The Super High Roller event is slated to run during the WPT World Championships (which itself costs $25,000 to enter, making it one of the more pricey events on the live event schedule every year), so it should draw a nice turnout with players such as Erik Seidel and Dan Shak already confirming they'll play.

“Hosting a hundred thousand dollar buy-in event within the WPT World Championship series means the world’s elite players have a chance to show their mettle as they battle for one of the year’s most coveted titles and one of the highest buy-in titles, all within a single week,” said Steve Heller, CEO of the WPT.

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