Las Vegas, NV (March 28, 2023) – The World Poker Tour® and One Drop Foundation are thrilled to announce that the first wave of prominent charity events of their partnership will be hosted by the prestigious Wynn Las Vegas during the 2023 Wynn Summer Classic.
“We are proud to once again pair up with Wynn Las Vegas as the host venue for our maiden WPT EveryOne for One Drop event, and the return of Alpha 8, during the Wynn Summer Classic,” said WPT® CEO Adam Pliska. “It is remarkable how quickly these events came together, but not surprising given One Drop’s worthy charitable cause of ensuring sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to communities around the world.”
The WPT One Drop Foundation events, in conjunction with the World Poker Tour Foundation™, begin with WPT EveryOne for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas on July 9. The $10,500 buy-in event boasts a $10 million guarantee, runs three Day 1s, and will conclude on July 14 with a livestreamed final table.
The second charity event is WPT Alpha 8 for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas, a $111,000 high roller tournament, which will commence on July 14. The six-figure feature will be livestreamed beginning on Day 2 and continue with the final-table finale on July 16.
While the players will be pursuing hefty prize pools in both events, the One Drop Foundation is sure to come out a winner, with a portion of the entry fee from both events being donated directly to the One Drop Foundation.
“We are excited to put on our first-ever One Drop Foundation events in partnership with WPT and the WPT Foundation,” said One Drop Foundation Chief Marketing and Events Officer Alexandre Meunier. “It is a pleasure to be hosted at the beautiful Wynn Las Vegas. We thank them for their hospitality and support in advancing our global mission.”
“The 2023 Wynn Summer Classic was already slated to be a spectacular tournament series,” said Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “With the addition of the WPT One Drop Foundation events, the schedule is even more impressive. We are proud to bring these events to Wynn Las Vegas, and be a part of this charitable partnership.”
Wynn Las Vegas is also home to the WPT World Championship festival. More exciting details on the festival and other WPT One Drop Foundation events are still to come.
For more information on the One Drop Foundation, visit onedrop.org.
For more information regarding this and all World Poker Tour events, visit WPT.com.
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About the One Drop Foundation
The One Drop™ Foundation is an international philanthropic organization created by Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge founder Guy Laliberté with the vision of a better world, where all have access to living conditions that allow empowerment and development. Its mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers through innovative partnerships, creativity, and the power of art. Together with its partners, the One Drop Foundation deploys its unique Social Art for Behaviour Change™ approach designed to promote the adoption of healthy water, sanitation and hygiene-related behaviours and empower communities. For this to be possible, the One Drop Foundation creates novel fundraising initiatives supported by a visionary community of partners and donors. The One Drop Foundation is celebrating 15 years of turning water into action, with projects that will soon have improved the living conditions of more than 2.7 million people around the world.
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 2023 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, 20 signature dining experiences, 14 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 513,000 rentable square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 174,000 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 championship golf course. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit press.wynnlasvegas.com.