Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2018) – World Poker Tour® today announced the WPT® Bellagio Elite Poker Championship, an exciting new addition to the Season XVI WPT schedule. The $10,000 buy-in event is part of Season XVI of the WPT Main Tour and is scheduled for May 1-6, 2018, at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The marquee poker festival also features a special televised WPT $25,000 High Roller. The WPT $25,000 High Roller will feature the game’s best competitors as they play down to a final table over the course of three days, May 4-6. The taping of the final table will take place Sunday, May 25 at Allied Esports’ new Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino.
The WPT $10,000 Bellagio Elite Poker Championship and WPT $25,000 High Roller are both parts of a larger festival of events at Bellagio from April 26-May 6.
“Building off the recent record-setting success of our WPT Five Diamond, we are thrilled to welcome back the World Poker Tour to Bellagio for the WPT Bellagio Elite Poker Championship,” said Craig Lumpp, director of poker operations at Bellagio. “Complete with a $25,000 High Roller event and several other premier tournaments, we look forward to hosting the top poker players in the world at Bellagio in April and May.”
Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, added, “Home to the first-ever World Poker Tour event, the iconic Bellagio holds a truly special place in WPT history. We are proud to return to where it all began as we start a new chapter for the tour, and look forward to showcasing the game’s best at both Bellagio and Allied Esports’ new Esports Arena Las Vegas in May.”
The World Poker Tour is currently filming its 16th season, scheduled to premiere Sunday, April 29, 2018, on FOX Sports Regional Networks.
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Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. Bellagio is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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