Las Vegas, NV (July 11, 2022) – As part of the previously-announced WPT® World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas on December 1-20, the WPT Ladies World Championship will be added to the lineup of events. The WPT Ladies World Championship will take place December 16-18 and carry a $1,100 buy-in for women, and offer a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
“We are committed to increasing the number of women in our global poker community, and will continue to introduce thoughtful initiatives both live and online at ClubWPT and WPT Global,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management at World Poker Tour®. “The WPT Ladies Championship will prominently showcase today’s talent and set the stage for future high-profile tournaments.”
The WPT World Championship will feature more than 20 events, three of which will be televised. Those include the final tables of the previously-announced WPT World Championship and WPT Prime Championship, as well as the recently-announced WPT Ladies World Championship. The final table of the WPT Ladies World Championship will be recorded for World Poker Tour linear and over-the-top platforms, and showcase the final six players to millions of viewers all over the world.
“Wynn Las Vegas is proud to host this marquee event for women,” said Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “We are thrilled to include this event as part of December’s festivities, and round out the WPT World Championship lineup.”
Players who reach the final table will play out the remainder of the tournament on December 18, with recorded coverage airing in the upcoming WPT XX season. The televised component is made possible by World Poker Tour’s in-house production department, Studio.
“It is our privilege to give the WPT Ladies World Championship the biggest stage possible,” said Loc Sondheim, Vice President of Studio. “Sharing this event with as many WPT viewers as we can is part of our efforts to share the game of poker far and wide.”
Additional details about the festival, including the complete schedule, package and seat information and full tournament terms and conditions, will be available soon. For World Poker Tour information, visit www.WPT.com. For additional information and hotel accommodations, visit www.wynnpoker.com.
About the World Poker Tour®
World Poker Tour® (WPT®) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 19th season, which airs on Bally Sports in the United States. Season XX of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com.
About Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and in 2022 was once again honored on FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 194,000 square feet of casino space, 21 signature dining experiences, 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 513,000 rentable square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 155,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms, two nightclubs, a beach club, and recreation and leisure facilities, including Wynn Golf Club, an 18-hole, 129-acre championship golf course. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit press.wynnlasvegas.com.
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