News Land-Based 7 Jun 2022
WPT and Wynn Las Vegas combine for largest guaranteed prize pool in live poker history
By Peter Lynch
The World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas will involve a $15m guaranteed prize pool, the largest single live tournament guarantee in the history of poker.
The marquee event of the multi-tournament festival, which runs from 1-20 December 2022, will be the $10,400 buy-in championship event that will culminate with a televised final table. The festival will comprise over a dozen tournaments, including three primary events; the Prime Championship, the Wynn Mystery Bounty, and the World Championship.
“This is one of the most ambitious initiatives the World Poker Tour has undertaken in our 20-year history,” World Poker Tour CEO Adam Pliska. “We expect this to be a highly anticipated festival and are elated to be partnering with Wynn Las Vegas to bring this concept to life.”
The WPT World Championship will feature three Day 1 flights on 12, 13, and 14 December, culminating in the crowning of a champion on 20 December.
At least 200 online qualifiers will attend the WPT World Championship, with hundreds more qualifying through various live satellites. The official subscription online poker game of the WPT, ClubWPT, will serve as the exclusive online platform where US players can win an entry package. ClubWPT will also host numerous qualification opportunities as of next week.
Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management at World Poker Tour, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled with our multi-year partnership with Wynn Las Vegas. Alongside the WPT Prime Championship and various off-the-felt activities planned, the WPT World Championship festival puts a historic exclamation point on World Poker Tour Season 20.”
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