Celebrity Magician Dynamo to Amaze during Special WPT Performance
The globally televised WPT Venice Grand Prix is gearing up to become an event of grand proportions. The WPT Season X tournament, sponsored by GD Poker, runs from 6 -10 February with a buy-in of €4,950. Hosted by Casinò de Venezia Ca’ Vendramin, the oldest operating casino in the world, WPT Venice Grand Prix will not only feature the World Poker Tour cast and crew but also many entertaining activities including a spectacular performance by celebrity magician Dynamo.
Co-hosts Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and the beautiful Royal Flush Girls will be flying to Italy for this highly anticipated event, giving players and European fans the opportunity to meet the stars of the World Poker Tour. WPT Venice Grand Prix also marks the special debut of Marianela Pereyra as WPT Anchor while Kimberly Lansing takes maternity leave. Among the many Italians eager to meet Marianela is Flavio Ferrari Zumbini, whose online exchanges with Marianela garnered much social media buzz. With the TV cast in attendance throughout the event and cameras rolling from Day One until the final hand, expect a riveting week of action both on and off the felt.
Adding to the excitement is a unique and exclusive performance by world-renowned magician Dynamo. On Tuesday, 7 February Dynamo will be performing a 90-minute, intimate and up-close spectacular for guests during the WPT Players Party. The celebrity magician will dazzle attendees with a mysterious act including never-before-seen illusions and his signature levitation trick. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
To top it off, the WPT Venice Grand Prix takes place during the internationally revered Carnival. The wondrous festival provides a surreal atmosphere to the already incredible city as players will be able to partake in the centuries-old tradition in person.
The televised WPT Venice Grand Prix will be first broadcasted on Fox Sports Net in the U.S. as part of the brand new WPT Season X which debuts on Sunday, 12 February. The WPT final table will be streamed live on Friday, 10 February on the WPT Live Stream page.
Whoever triumphs at the WPT Venice Grand Prix will take home the first-place prize money, which totaled €380,000 last year, the coveted WPT Champions Trophy, the Tiffany & Co.® WPT Champions Award, a place on the WPT Champions Cup plus entry into the $25,000 2012 WPT World Championship at Bellagio in Las Vegas. In addition, the new WPT Champion will also receive a one-of-a-kind Murano glass replica of the WPT Champions Cup, created exclusively for the event by the world-famous Venetian glass producer Tommasi Murano Glass.
On Day 1, players will have the ability to late register up until Level 6. Each participant will receive a commemorative Murano glass card protector during the WPT Players Party. Many top poker pros have already confirmed their attendance including Kara Scott, GD Poker pro Max Pescatori, PKR’s Jake Cody and local hero Giovanni Rizzo in addition to Charles Chatta, James Akenhead, John Eames and WPT Champions Club members Roberto Romanello and James Dempsey. The full schedule offers a varied series of side events including a €1,000+€100 PLO 8 Max game and several NLH tournaments with a range that will appeal to low and high stakes players alike.