Durant, OK (April 12, 2022) – The World Poker Tour® returns to Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK with a Main Tour event on May 13 – May 16 featuring a $3,800 buy-in and a $2 million guaranteed prize pool. The final six players will travel to Las Vegas to play the final table in the state-of-the-art HyperX Esports Arena on May 26. The final table will be broadcast on Bally Sports in late 2022.
“The commitment to creating a premier poker experience is a way of life at Choctaw Casino & Resort,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour. “I look forward to seeing which players will move on to compete at the final table at the end of May.”
WPT’s most recent Main Tour stop in Choctaw was in July 2021, where the $3,700 Main Event approached 1000 entries for a prize pool of over $3,000,000. Dapo Ajayi took home $558,610 and etched his name alongside the other members of the WPT Champions Club.
“WPT joins us in our shared goal to provide the best poker tournament experience possible,” said Bob Barnes, table games manager at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant. “We have seen intense interest in our WPT events, and I am confident that this one will be no different.”
Additional events will be hosted from April 28 – May 16 as part of the 2022 WPT Choctaw festival, which kicks off with a $50,000 guaranteed Monster Stack on April 28. Other notable tournaments include the $1,000 buy-in $300,000 guarantee on May 11, and two $200,000 guaranteed prize pools on May 4 and May 7.
Players at WPT Choctaw will also be competing for the WPT Player of the Festival leaderboard, which awards a $1,100 WPT Prime Passport to the player with the most points over the course of each tournament festival. Please refer to the event schedule for more information on which events qualify for the leaderboard.
For more information, visit WPT.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 XIX 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 Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma
Located an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex lies a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination in southeastern Oklahoma. Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant is a three-level convention/entertainment venue offering more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space with seating for more than 3,000. Resort amenities include swimming, shopping, dining, a spa, and the region’s premier entertainment complex, The District, with dining, drinks, 20 bowling lanes, a 70-game arcade, and state-of-the-art movie theater. In August 2021, a major expansion added the Sky Tower: 21 stories high featuring 1,000 new luxury hotel rooms, 3,300 additional slot machines, table games, a new poker room, new restaurants, bars, movie theaters and three-acres of swimming pools. For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.
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