Las Vegas, NV (November 22, 2022) – ClubWPT™ is sending over 50 players to the WPT® World Championship Festival, not to mention all the ClubWPT poker fanatics paying their own way to the celebration. Players have locked in their travel plans and look forward to taking on Las Vegas where exclusive promotions and unique experiences await.
In total, ClubWPT awarded 27 players with a WPT World Championship package, 22 players with a WPT Prime Championship package, and seven players with a special events package. ClubWPT was the only place that United States online players could qualify for the Championship events and held the last qualifying events on its subscription-based* platform on Sunday, Nov. 13.
“Since launching in 2008, ClubWPT has been an amazing way to get players from all walks of life more involved in poker,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “WPT World Championship packages are the most prestigious prizes we have ever awarded on ClubWPT, and we are proud to host qualifying players at our 20th-anniversary celebration.”
The novel “Passport” initiative was introduced this year for World and Prime qualifiers. ClubWPT Passport packages include a tournament buy-in, stipend for travel expenses, ClubWPT branded merchandise, accommodations at the five-star, luxury Wynn Las Vegas and special Meet-&-Greet events with WPT Talent & Ambassadors.
The seven special event winners attending the festival qualified for one of two experiences. Five competitors will attempt to win a World Championship seat in the Tony Dunst WPT Battleship Bounty on Dec. 9, while the other two will take on each other for a $10,400 seat, competing to see who will last longer when they sit down with WPT Ambassadors Phil Ivey, Andrew Neeme, Brad Owen, and WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin for the six-handed WPT Phil Ivey Home Game on Dec. 6.
“We’re always excited to offer ClubWPT members unique experiences and promotions,” said WPT VP of Online Services Jeremy Clemons. “It is nice to be able to grant our online qualifiers from across the nation with major live event opportunities at the World Championship.”
A wide range of ClubWPT players will strap in to face off against the best in the world during the $10,400 main event, including Bruce Ramoth, out of Selawik, Alaska, playing in his first-ever live poker tournament. Others entering in the World Championship include ClubWPT Player of the Year Mark Symons, 86-year-old Charles Ralston, and more. For a full list of World Championship qualifiers click here.
Aside from Passport winners, many online players are attending the festival on their own dime, and ClubWPT is offering a unique fail safe to active VIP or Diamond ClubWPT members◊ playing in the each of the three WPT Championship events – Bubble Protection.
During the WPT World Championship, Prime Championship and Ladies Championship, any ClubWPT member◊ that has an active VIP or Diamond ClubWPT membership on the first day they compete, and finishes as the Bubble player, will receive their initial buy-in back as a prize from ClubWPT.
◊For The WPT World Championship Bubble Protection Game Terms & Conditions, including How To Participate & Eligibility, click here.
*There is no purchase necessary to play on ClubWPT. For more information regarding these events, including how to qualify and location eligibility, visit ClubWPT.com.
For more information on the WPT World Championship Festival, visit WPT.com.
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