Dec 30, 2020
Los Angeles, CA (December 30, 2020) – World Poker Tour® today announced the Season XVIII WPT® Venetian, taking place from March 5-9, 2021, at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The event features a $5,000 buy-in and a $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool.
The event marks the return of the WPT Main Tour to the live arena in Las Vegas for the first time since 2019. The WPT and The Venetian Resort are partnering for a second WPT event at the historic venue that follows-up the Season XVII WPT at Venetian event in March 2019.
The winner of this event will receive points toward the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race, their name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, and a $15,000 seat to the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions, presented by Baccarat Crystal.
In addition, WPTDeepStacks™ returns to the United States with two events scheduled at The Venetian in 2021. WPTDeepStacks Venetian kicks off the new year with a $1,600 buy-in from January 29-February 1, as part of the DeepStack Showdown Series, with a $500,000 guarantee. The entire festival will have more than $1 million in guarantees and starts on January 18. The second WPTDeepStacks event at The Venetian will take place at a to be determined date.
WPTDeepStacks Venetian will be eligible for the WPTDeepStacks North America Player of the Year race featuring $15,000 in total prizes, and the winner will receive a $3,000 package toward the WPTDeepStacks Championship.
The WPT is committed to the safety of its players and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, The Venetian Resort is operating under its Venetian Clean Commitment, featuring more than 800 initiatives to enhance safety and minimize risk for guests, players, and team members. In The Venetian Poker Room, all players must sanitize their hands before sitting down at a table. Cleaning protocols are also in place to address the ongoing sanitization of chips, transparent dividers, poker cards, shufflers, etc. The state of Nevada requires face masks to be worn in all areas, including the Poker Room.
“We are excited for the return of the World Poker Tour to The Venetian,” said Tommy LaRosa, tournament director for The Venetian Poker Room. “We strive to provide our players with as many options as possible and have been working throughout the last year to deliver the great poker experience our players have come to expect, but in a Venetian Clean way.”
“The World Poker Tour returns to live WPT Main Tour events in Las Vegas at The Venetian and to add another member to the WPT Champions Club,” added Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “All parties expect a strong turnout to support three of the best brands in poker in the WPT, WPTDeepStacks, and Venetian. We look forward to a great event in a safe playing environment thanks to the hard work from the Venetian team.”
More Season XVIII WPT events will be announced at a later date. For more information about the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com.
For more information please contact:
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About 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 18th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVIII 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. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.
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