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World Poker Tour

Pinside rating

This game received 158 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.328 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #200 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.732

Artwork: 6.374

Sounds/Music: 6.753

Other Aspects: 7.67

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23 days ago
I feel this is a very underrated game from a shooters perspective. It has a great fan layout in the same ilk as an AFM, MM, or Lotr for that matter. It plays nice and fast when set to the right pitch. The upper playfield is great, I love the transparency to see the pop bumpers underneath. It has some nice multiballs and personally like games where I can whip around the orbits. The ramp shots are fun, the right rampMcad be hard to hit at times. The game is loaded with drop targets, and an on playfield display where you keep track of your hold’em hand.
The game is well-themed and uses the voices from the episodes. The backglass is a good but it’s a little overly softened and posterized, overly so in my opinion. It just feels like it could be crisper. The cabinet and playfield art look great, as well as the silver trim and black powder coated trim. I know a lot of guys with nice collections that have this game and love it. They’re in the same boat as me, underrated for sure. The price point of where it trades and it’s book value is a steal. Considering there were 3k produced at some point, I think this is a classic stern that is poised to appreciate.
25 days ago
After owning this machine for a while, I can say it definitely gets old after owning it for a while. Rules are nice and deep, but it starts to feel more like work when playing compared to actually having fun discovering new modes. The game is just "okay".
51 days ago
Fun for a little while but it's not a keeper
3 months ago
The art sucks, but everything else is pure goodness. This has lots of shots and non-stop fun. It is a criminally underrated game that I'm sure will go up once enough people figure out how truly great it is.
4 months ago
Its really only two ramps that you have to hit to advance. I must be missing something.
5 months ago
The biggest flaw with this machine is not the game play, it's the back glass. The shots are long, but fair and once you figure out the rules, it easy to follow what you should be shooting for. The upper playfield is fun and different than most. The game plays pretty fast too. The poker theme may not be for everyone and the back glass is this game's biggest blemish.
6 months ago
I picked up this game unsure of how long I would keep it but I am really surprised at how much I enjoy it. Shots are decent with a mini upper playfield, drop target are implemented well to get different poker hands to start a multiball. 2 spinners! Who doesn’t like a spinner? Wide open playfield with some long shots. Rules are pretty deep and work in a home environment. Art package is awful! First thing i did was change the backglass. Looks like its staying for awhile.
9 months ago
I am in a Hold em league so love the theme - in fact I often play it before my tourney to get my mind focused on cards. Game play for me is great - what I love (1) mini PF with regular size flippers (2) drops - I am a drop-a-holic (3) the poker hands - it is like playing the card game getting excited to see what card will fall next (4) lights - AFTER I put in colored LEDs - really made the game pop (5) all long shots - makes it kind of a relaxing game as there are really no in your face shots - a nice change.

What I don't like - the art - brutal. Boring and bad. But once you start playing you really don't focus on it. I have not played the game a lot but everything I read is how deep the code is which is nice for a home environment.

If you like poker I think this is a great game to have - really incorporates all aspects of Hold'em. If you do not like poker I cannot see how the theme or game can really draw you in much. With most pins skyrocketing in price you will always see this pop up as a great value and for good reason. For $3kish give or take depending on condition this is a good pin to add to a 3-6 pin collection.
1 year ago
I played this yesterday for the 1st time in years. I was confused by the game because there was no rules card on this machine. For example, I would hit a playing card drop target, thinking I would have earned that card on my opening hand but you don’t. I couldn’t quite figure out how to do certain things, but I had still fun. I liked there were lots of shots to pick from. The upper mini playfield did not excite me like some of other reviewers here. But overall, I think I would have liked this pin more, if I understood the game’s rules.
1 year ago
WPT is not the best looking pin, but its a pleasure to play. Shots are great when you make them and its overall a good playing pin. I will keep this one around for awhile
2 years ago
Once I first started playing this pin I was very impressed by the depth of the rules. I wanted to keep playing and playing this machine, but after some time it started to feel really slow.

Because of the big open play field, all your shots are 'long' and there are no 'timed' shots. You need to stack your mode with your multiball to get some points and since you have to keep setting this up it will not be as entertaining for the occasional player. For a tournament player this machine is very challenging
2 years ago
Very fun and adictive game, not a beauty but good lastability and again, very fun.
2 years ago
This does not feel like a Ritchie pin at all. Wide open playfield with tons of drops, and upper playfield with an interesting toy. Game has a lot going on, and can be a turn off for casual players, as the rules are very deep, and time to understand what is going on. Translight is not the best, rest of the art is ok, lighting is serviceable and call outs and dmd animations get the job done. Multiple wizard modes is a big plus.

Game is definitely geared towards players.
2 years ago
Unrated game that grows on you with time.
2 years ago
First to mention: I love the Ace in a hole like no other toy in pinball ...
The rules are top notch and the colours on the playfield are fresh while playing. The callouts on WPT give you a real feeling of a Poker Tournament. WPT plays fast and defly has the one more game feel to me ...
2 years ago
Bad art but very deep rules. Probably the deepest ruleset for a pin of this price and I love deep rule sets.
3 years ago
Not something you can just jump on for a quick game, complete opposite. Very deep rule set. May not appeal to everyone - variation for the win.
3 years ago
a different theme but has lots of quality
3 years ago
I'm not into the bar room / casino themed pins, so the theme is already unattractive to me for WPT. However, the game play was really limited and it seemed like there should be more action on the playfield than I could actually muster. Just a bunch of dry shots that focused more on playing poker and less on being a great pin. Not a great game, but I know I'm biased against these themes anyway. Give it a shot if you're into poker - but I think you'll find it lacking too.
3 years ago
I am a poker player and have been to 2 WPT tapings (in early seasons) so maybe I am biased as a result.

It does look like they ran out of time to make the top starting area with the ACE IN THE HOLE, better, so I do think beauty wise it's lacking, but I find the random hands and such a lot of fun.
3 years ago
I acquired a WPT approximately three months ago & our entire family is extremely pleased w/ this gem. There is so much to do on this fantastic playfield layout, that it takes many plays before comprehending the overall complexity of the rules. There are so many variations rule-wise when playing this title, as the strategies are virtually endless when approaching this machine. There are many main objectives & a layer of subtleness that make this title unique! There is nothing more thrilling when stacking Change The Gears mode & Super Chip Trick w/ All In Multiball, & Ace In The Hole. The machine completely lights up, as the call-outs & light show is fantastic! As personally experiencing this title extensively for the prior three months, one thing is for sure ~ WPT is fantastic! I wish you well in YOUR pursuit of the perfect machine.
3 years ago
I play Hold em and wanted a poker themed pin. I bought this game used and replaced the back glass with a very 'R' rated version which looks great. The pin plays well, has a deep rule set with excellent stacking. If you like Poker, this is the best of the card themed pins. Plus, it is a hell of a lot of fun. Out of my 50 or so pins, I find myself returning to this one often to play. It will never leave my collection. As for others... like WOZ, X-Files and Lord of the Rings.... yeah, u can have em.
4 years ago
Tried it several times on location recently, and this may honestly be the "saddest" machine I've ever played. First, the backglass is terrible. Did nobody at Stern said before they manufactured it: "Wait a minute... Isn't there something wrong with the girl's head, and neck ?" Looks like it was alright to them, as she is also depicted as is on the cabinet. Not fair to this great-looking lady (according to the flyer).

Then, the playfield. Everything feels cheap and flimsy, and you can't help but thinking that the main priority when designing this machine was to keep the cost as low as possible. And it makes me sad that such an incredible designer as Steve Ritchie can't use all his talent and imagination.

I then played it, but the cheap feel of the machine ruined the experience. I also find that the display showing your hand on the playfield was distracting, and hard to read at a glance (Is that a club ? A spade ?... Not sure... Oops, I've lost the ball). I'm sure the ruleset is deep and interesting, but I didn't have enough fun to keep playing, and kept my coins for another pinball. Which was quite a shame, as I love both pinball and poker. But the mix wasn't as tasty as I expected.
4 years ago
I recently had the chance to play this game for the first time, and I have mixed reactions...

The game has the cheap feel typical of Stern machines, and the art is just terrible. However, I like the flow of gameplay in this game-- it was really a pleasurable experience, and I played several games. I don't know that it has enough going for it for me to want to add one to my own collection, but it's one of the better Stern titles that I've played.
4 years ago
i realy only played this 3-4 times i wasnt inspierd to play it. any more than i have, i dont want to hate it but i personly do..sorry, but the playfield is nice looking and it is nice to look at but games have to be fun and make me want to play again for free replay and high score. not sure i would like it if it was on free play....not a keeper..i will try it again if i see one jus in hopes i was wrong..good luck w.p.t
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