The World Series of Poker is adding to its summertime tournament poker scene with a stop in Las Vegas at the Venetian. The event will feature $10,000 buy-in tournaments and an additional $1 million guaranteed Main Event.
On Tuesday, players seeking for more poker in Las Vegas this summer got some good news. The World Poker Tour has announced that the $5,000 WPT Venetian will take place on July 12 as part of the tour’s 20th anniversary season.
The tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $4 million, the most for a WPT event at the Venetian. The event will be held in Las Vegas, which already has a jam-packed summer program.
In a press statement, tour CEO Adam Pliska commented, “We look forward to continuing to build upon our illustrious tradition of top tournament poker at the Venetian Resort this summer.” “I am convinced that our cooperative efforts with the Venetian to make this tournament larger and better than before will wow the players.”
In other WPT news, the tour will make a visit at Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Tampa later this year.
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The Venetian is hosting more WPT action.
In addition to the final event, the Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series will host other WPT tournaments from July 7 to 17. A one-day $1,100 buy-in tournament kicks off the action.
A $2,400 three-day tournament commencing July 8 is another significant tournament. On July 11, there will be another single-day $1,100 tournament.
The WPT Player of the Festival leaderboard is open to participants in all WPT events in the DeepStack Championship Series. The winner receives a WPT Passport worth $1,100, which may be used in future WPT tournaments.
“At The Venetian Resort, we’ve produced another thrilling summer for poker players,” stated Tommy LaRosa, tournament director. “Adding four WPT events to the DeepStack Championship Poker Series expands our commitment to provide our players with as many alternatives as possible when planning their summers in Las Vegas.”
In July 2021, the most recent WPT Venetian tournament took place. There were nearly 1,200 entrants in the $5,000 Main Event, with a prize fund of over $5.5 million. The winner was Chad Eveslage of Muncie, Indiana, who won $910,370.
WPT tournaments have cleared millions of dollars in prize pools since the property’s inaugural Main Tour appearance in 2019. The prize pools for the WPT $5,000 tournaments in March and July 2021 were $4 million and $5 million, respectively.
Players may qualify for the WPT Venetian at ClubWPT, in addition to usual satellites at the hotel. This is the tour’s online poker membership service, where two $7,000 Main Event packages will be awarded in April.
In 2021, take a peek at the WPT Venetian Las Vegas scene. (Image courtesy of WPT)
This summer at the Venetian, there will be even more Vegas poker.
The WPT is part of the DeepStack Series, which runs from May 2 to July 31 and features three months of poker action. The WPT has now become a significant element of it.
With the advent of the tour, there will be even more poker action in Vegas this summer. With the World Series of Poker coming to an end on July 21, the WPT Venetian provides another chance for players to cash in the Main Event, which runs from July 3 to July 16.
The DeepStack Series comprises tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $300 to $10,000, with the majority of them being No Limit Hold’em. There are also a few Omaha tournaments on the calendar.
With two Mid-States Poker Tour events also taking place, players can expect lots of six- and seven-figure guarantees. The first of them, a $1,600 NLHE, begins on June 6 with a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. Then there’s a $1,100 NLHE on June 16 with a $1.5 million guarantee.
The Venetian’s $1,600 DeepStack championship runs from June 29 to July 3, with a guaranteed prize pool of $1.5 million. See USPoker’s Summer Tournament Guide for a detailed overview of the series.
The tour will also return to Florida.
Brian Altman, a three-time WPT winner, celebrates his triumph at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa in 2021. (Image courtesy of WPT)
The tour has confirmed another show at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, in addition to a return to the Venetian.
The site has held a tour event for the last seven years. The series runs from August 25 to September 6, with the $3,500 main event taking place from September 2 to 7.
Pliska added, “We’re happy to be continuing the strong legacy of WPT tournaments at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.” “Player feedback has been extremely favorable, and this year’s tournament is shaping up to be one of the season’s most popular.”
The Tampa championship prize pool surpassed $3.7 million in June, breaking many Seminole records. Brian Altman won his third World Poker Tour championship.
A Player of the Festival leaderboard will be held at this tournament, with a $1,100 WPT Prime Passport on the line.
Seminole Tampa director of poker Pablo Perez noted, “Our players have always demonstrated passion for WPT tournaments.” “It’s going to be a great summer of poker here in Tampa, and players can expect the entire tournament calendar to be released soon.”