WPT500 Los Angeles Returns to The Gardens Casino with a $1 Million Guarantee

Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2019) Can’t get enough World Poker Tour® action at The Gardens Casino? WPT500 is coming to Southern California this December with a $1 million guarantee as part of the WPT® Gardens Poker Championship series. 16 starting flights are available to play WPT500 Los Angeles across three weekends, giving everyone a…

WPT Staff
Jul 31, 2019

Branding, Chips, Cards WPT Gardens Poker Festival Season XVIII

Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2019) Can’t get enough World Poker Tour® action at The Gardens Casino? WPT500 is coming to Southern California this December with a $1 million guarantee as part of the WPT® Gardens Poker Championship series. 16 starting flights are available to play WPT500 Los Angeles across three weekends, giving everyone a chance to get in on the action. The full event takes place from December 14-January 5.

The Gardens Casino is one of the most well-respected poker venues in the United States, with its abundant cash games and officially-branded WPT Tournament Room. Since Season XVII, Gardens has hosted three WPT Main Tour events along with WPT500 Los Angeles in Season XVI.

3,266 entries took part in the Season XVI WPT500 Los Angeles, where Dong Le took down the biggest portion of the prize pool to the tune of $244,500. In total, the prize pool netted out at $1.633 million. Since then, The Gardens Casino has continued to grow in stature across the poker landscape, including a place among the WPT televised event schedule.

Frank Stepuchin won the first WPT Gardens Poker Championship in Season XVII to claim more than $548,000 at the televised final table at HyperX Esports Arena. The $10,000 buy-in WPT Gardens Poker Championship returns to The Gardens Casino in January 2020 for five days of poker from January 9-13, before heading to Las Vegas in March for the televised final table.

“The addition of WPT500 Los Angeles to the WPT Gardens Poker Championship schedule gives players of all buy-in levels the chance to take part in the World Poker Tour experience here at The Gardens Casino,” Cavin Quintanilla, Tournament Manager of The Gardens Casino said.

Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour, added, “The WPT is excited to be back at The Gardens Casino for another major event as part of the WPT Gardens Poker Championship. The $1 million guarantee is sure to attract players from across the United States to one of poker’s finest destinations.”

A full list of starting flights and the overall event schedule for Season XVIII’s WPT500 Los Angeles is below. For more information about the WPT Gardens Poker Championship, click here.

Saturday, December 14 – Day 1A, 11 a.m.
Sunday, December 15 – Day 1B, 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 21 – Day 1C, 11 a.m.
Sunday, December 22 – Day 1D, 11 a.m.
Friday, December 27 – Day 1E, 11 a.m.
Friday, December 27 – Day 1F, 5 p.m. (Turbo)
Saturday, December 28 – Day 1G, 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 28 – Day 1H, 5 p.m. (Turbo)
Sunday, December 29 – Day 1I, 11 a.m.
Sunday, December 29 – Day 1J, 5 p.m. (Turbo)
Thursday, January 2 – Day 1K, 11 a.m.
Thursday, January 2 – Day 1L, 5 p.m. (Turbo)
Friday, January 3 – Day 1M, 11 a.m.
Friday, January 3 – Day 1N, 5 p.m. (Turbo)
Saturday, January 4 – Day 1O, 11 a.m.
Saturday, January 4 – Day 1P, 5 p.m. (Hyper Turbo)
Sunday, January 5 – Day 2, 1 p.m.

More events for Season XVIII of the World Poker Tour are scheduled to be released at a later date.

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