World Poker Tour® Joins Forces with Wynn Las Vegas for Largest Guaranteed Prize Pool in Live Poker History

Jun 6, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (June 6, 2022) – The WPT® World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is taking poker to new heights this December with poker’s first $15 million guaranteed prize pool – the largest single live tournament guarantee in the history of poker. 

The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas runs December 1-20, 2022. The marquee event of the multi-tournament festival will be the $10,400 buy-in championship event which will culminate with a televised final table. The festival will consist of more than a dozen tournaments including three primary events: the Prime Championship, the Wynn Mystery Bounty, and the World Championship.  

“This is one of the most ambitious initiatives the World Poker Tour® has undertaken in our 20-year history,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour. “We expect this to be a highly anticipated festival and are elated to be partnering with Wynn Las Vegas to bring this concept to life.”

The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas features three “Day 1” flights on Dec. 12, 13, and 14 that will culminate with the crowning of a champion on December 20. Each of those starting days will include a “freezeout” format, with players permitted a single entry per flight. 

A second televised event between Dec. 8-12, the inaugural 2022 World Poker Tour Prime Championship, will carry a $1,100 buy-in and $2 million guaranteed prize pool. The festival wraps December 16-19 with the $2 million guaranteed Wynn Mystery Bounty, in which players have a chance to draw for cash prizes up to $100,000 after eliminating fellow competitors. 

“We offer our guests the biggest and best poker experiences available, coupled with the world-class service and amenities that can only be found at Wynn Las Vegas,” said Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “In partnership with WPT, we have created a festival that will be a one-of-a-kind, must-attend event for both our current and new players.” 

At least 200 online qualifiers will attend the World Poker Tour World Championship, with hundreds more qualifying through various live satellites. ClubWPT, the official subscription online poker game of the World Poker Tour, will serve as the exclusive online platform where U.S. players can win an entry package. As of June 12, ClubWPT will also host numerous qualification opportunities leading up to the start of the December festival.

There is no purchase necessary to play on ClubWPT; players can visit https://www.clubwpt.com/prize-eligibility/ for additional eligibility and qualification details.

“We are absolutely thrilled with our multi-year partnership with Wynn Las Vegas,” said Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management at World Poker Tour. “Alongside the WPT Prime Championship and various off-the-felt activities planned, the WPT World Championship festival puts a historic exclamation point on World Poker Tour Season 20.”

Additional details about the festival, including the complete schedule and package and seat information, 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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Deanna Pettit-Irestone
Wynn Las Vegas
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