Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2020) World Poker Tour® today announced the Season XVIII WPT® at Venetian, taking place from March 13-17, 2020, at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The event features a $5,000 buy-in and a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.
The WPT and The Venetian Resort are partnering for the second time following the massive success of the Season XVII WPT at Venetian event in March 2019. Ben Palmer defeated a field of 734 entries to win his first WPT title and the $431,655 first-place prize. The $3,500 buy-in event netted a prize pool of more than $2.3 million that well surpassed the $1 million guarantee.
The Season XVIII WPT at Venetian event continues the WPT’s trip to the West Coast in the first quarter of 2020. The WPT L.A. Poker Classic (February 29-March 4) at Commerce Casino and WPT Rolling Thunder (March 7-10) at Thunder Valley Casino Resort precede WPT at Venetian.
The Season XVIII WPT at Venetian is part of its DeepStack Showdown series of events, which takes place March 9-29, and offers more than $3 million in guaranteed prize pools.
Among the notable players who finished in the money at the Season XVII WPT at Venetian include WPT Champions Club member David Williams, Season XI WPT Player of the Year Matt Salsberg, Season XVI WPT Tournament of Champions winner Matthew Waxman, WPTDeepStacks Champion Maria Ho, and WPT Commentator Tony Dunst.
“We constantly look for ways to enhance the experience at The Venetian Poker Room and last season’s WPT at Venetian was a highlight for our players,” said Tommy LaRosa, tournament director for The Venetian Poker room. “This season’s $2 million guarantee builds on last season’s success and we look forward to crowning another WPT champion in our iconic poker room.”
“The World Poker Tour returns to the home of poker, Las Vegas, for another exciting Season XVIII event,” added Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “The magnitude of the WPT and The Venetian brands were on full display last season with the incredible turnout, and we thank the players for their support heading into this season’s event in March.”
More Season XVIII WPT events will be announced at a later date. For more information about the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com.
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