The World Poker Tour has introduced a record-breaking assure of $40,000,000 for its upcoming WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. The $10,400 buy-in occasion, which runs from Dec. 12-21, has added an extra beginning flight in comparison with the inaugural model of 2022 that drew 2,960 entries.
“The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is poised to reach new heights and we wanted to match that expectation with a guarantee that no live poker tournament has ever seen before,” mentioned WPT Chief Executive Officer Adam Pliska. “The journey to December begins now, and we plan on giving players another unforgettable experience at Wynn Las Vegas.”
Last 12 months’s model of this event sported a $15 million assure, which was practically doubled because of the sturdy turnout made throughout three beginning flights. The ultimate prize pool of $29,008,000 was in the end paid out among the many prime 371 finishers, with $4,136,000 going to eventual champion Eliot Hudon. The prime six finishers all earned seven-figure paydays.
“The astonishing support and excitement we’ve seen from the poker community after just one year is nothing like I’ve seen before,” mentioned Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “We look forward to the 2023 WPT World Championship and hosting another industry-leading event with an unparalleled player experience.”
This 12 months will characteristic 4 beginning flights because the occasion shoots to satisfy the biggest assure in poker historical past. According to the construction sheet listed on the WPT web site, $9,800 from every buy-in shall be going into the prize pool, which means a complete of 4,082 entries are required to surpass the assure.
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The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas pageant runs from Nov. 29-Dec.23 and options over 30 occasions. Other highlights embody the $5 million assured WPT Prime Championship $1,100 buy-in occasion (Dec. 7-12), the $250,000 assured WPT Ladies World Championship (Dec. 6-8), and the $1 million Big One for One Drop (Dec. 18-20).
Check out the WPT’s website for more info.
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