Las Vegas, NV (October 6, 2022) – In the weeks and months since the World Poker Tour® announced the WPT® World Championship, players from around the globe have been qualifying in a myriad of ways for a seat to the $15,000,000 guaranteed event.
Ultimately, WPT expects more than 500 players to qualify for the World Championship via online and offline pathways. Satellites to the WPT World Championship are offered through WPT Global*, ClubWPT™ and the WPT Feeder and Funnel Program, which utilizes live casino partners across the world.
“By offering so many different avenues to the WPT World Championship, poker players of all backgrounds and skill levels can be a part of this record-breaking event,” said Adam Pliska, WPT CEO. “We look forward to greeting all qualifiers at the renowned Wynn Las Vegas in December.”
WPT ambassadors Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen each hosted an online meet-up game event on ClubWPT, which awarded a $12,000 WPT World Championship passport to the winner. The grand prize of Neeme’s tournament went to Stacey Breslin, product manager from Lakemoor, Illinois. Owen ended up winning his own tournament and gifted the grand prize to the second-place finisher, Billy Haines, a semi-retired airline pilot from Superior, Colorado.
The $12,000 WPT World Championship Passport packages encompass the $10,400 buy-in to the main event, a four-night stay at Wynn Las Vegas and $1,000 cash for travel expenses. Along with the Passport, satellite winners receive official WPT branded merchandise and will have access to exclusive VIP experiences during the World Championship festival.
As the single largest funnel for players to play in the WPT World Championship, WPT Global offers international online players the chance to win entry to the $10,400 WPT World Championship, with a $2,000 stipend for travel expenses*.
Opportunities for ClubWPT members to win a package run every Sunday in October at 5:30 PM ET, except for Oct. 23, which runs at 4:00 PM ET. There is no purchase necessary to play on ClubWPT. For more information regarding these events, including how to qualify and location eligibility, visit ClubWPT.com.
WPT Global will qualify at least one player every day from now until Nov. 20. A $550 buy-in satellite runs at 9:15 PM ET daily and guarantees one seat to the World Championship. Each Sunday, the same satellite guarantees eight seats. Players can win their way into one of these $550 satellites through daily $5 and $55 mega satellites*.
The Wynn Las Vegas will hold live satellites throughout October, November, and early December. Upcoming satellites include $1,100 buy-in tournaments on Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 with 10 seats guaranteed.
The coup de grâce of live satellite qualifiers at the Wynn will be a 50-seat guarantee held on Sunday Dec. 11 at 12:00 PM PT, one day before Day 1A of the World Championship.
For more information regarding all ways a player can secure a World Championship seat/package, visit WPT.com/satellites.
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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 20th 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.
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