Los Angeles, CA (December 6, 2018) – World Poker Tour® today announced the WPT® Vegas Showdown at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, another exciting Main Tour event added to the Season XVII schedule.
The $3,500 buy-in WPT Vegas Showdown takes place from March 22-26, 2019 at The Venetian Poker Room, and offers a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
The WPT Vegas Showdown joins the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio, WPT ARIA Summer Championship, and the Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions as the Season XVII Main Tour events to be played in Las Vegas.
The WPT Vegas Showdown is part of a full festival of events at The Venetian Resort from March 13-26, 2019.
“Bringing the World Poker Tour to The Venetian is a great next chapter for our DeepStack Extravaganza series,” said Tommy LaRosa, tournament director for The Venetian Poker Room. “Partnering with an industry leader to bring a tour stop to our poker room, along with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool, is one of many ways we’re working to enhance our players’ experience.”
Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour, added, “The Venetian is a historic venue and the WPT is thrilled to add a Main Tour stop inside the famed Venetian Poker Room. The amenities at The Venetian Resort are second to none and the WPT looks forward to being another marquee partner at one of the world’s premier destinations.”
More Season XVII Main Tour event announcements are scheduled to be released pending gaming approval.
For more information, including World Poker Tour event schedules and the tour’s latest news, visit WPT.com.
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