WPTDeepStacks™ Heads to Thunder Valley Casino Resort for the Season XIX WPTDeepStacks Championship

Jul 13, 2021

Los Angeles, CA (July 13, 2021) World Poker Tour® today announced the WPTDeepStacks™ Championship to take place at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA from December 4-7, 2021 with a $2,500 buy-in and $1 million guarantee. The full festival is scheduled for November 15- through December 7. The event includes two starting flights and a live streamed final table on December 7.

The event caps off the latest season for WPTDeepStacks North America with champions crowned in all corners of the continent, now coming to a thrilling end at Thunder Valley. The WPTDeepStacks Championship is an open event to all players and the WPTDeepStacks Champions earned their $3,000 entry package during their respective events to buy-in to the tournament, which includes the $2,500 buy-in for the championship.

WPTDeepStacks Champions who earned their seat for this event include Season VIII WPT® Player of the Year Faraz Jaka, who won WPTDeepStacks Blackhawk, WPTDeepStacks Montreal champion Jack Salter, and WPTDeepStacks Hollywood champion Jason Young.


The WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year points race will conclude at the WPTDeepStacks Championship and the winner will receive a $10,000 WPT Passport eligible to be used at any WPT live event, up to four nights of complimentary accommodations at select WPTDeepStacks North America stops, and a custom trophy from the World Poker Tour. Second place in the points race will receive a $3,500 WPT Passport, and third place takes home a $1,500 WPT Passport.  

WPTDeepStacks Venetian and the WPTDeepStacks Championship will also both be eligible for the WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year leaderboard.

 “We are elated to announce the return of the WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. It will be a wonderful way to finish an incredible year of poker as we have seen the game surge in attendance across the country,” said Thunder Valley Poker Director, Ben Erwin. “The Poker Room at Thunder Valley has proven to be an incredible venue for large scale events. We take great pride in being the location of the WPTDS Championship and look forward to providing every player with an incredible experience.”

“WPTDeepStacks is a vital part of the WPT brand of events,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “With the return of the WPTDeepStacks Championship, we look forward to crowning another WPTDeepStacks Champion and continuing to put on world-class events at the mid-major buy-in level.”

“WPTDeepStacks is thrilled to return to Thunder Valley for the WPTDS Championship this December to wrap up our season,” said Cathy Zhao, WPTDeepStacks Director. “Thunder Valley is one of the best destinations on tour and players can expect a great time both playing the event as well as multiple fun activities off the felt.”

More Season XIX WPT events will be announced at a later date. For more information about the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com.

For more information please contact:

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About 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 19th season, which airs on Bally Sports in the United States. Season XIX 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.

About Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Thunder Valley Casino Resort has been in the elite ranks of AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort destinations since 2011. Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 270,000 square feet of gaming space – including 3,500 slot and video machines, 100 table games, a live poker room with space for tournaments of up to 500 players, and a Bingo Room with a capacity of up to 800 players. 


Thunder Valley has 18 restaurants and bars, including High Steaks Steakhouse and Red Lantern as well as Illusions, Lobby Bar, Thunder Bar and High Steaks Bar. Thunder Valley Casino Resort is also home to a luxury, 17-story hotel with 408 rooms, including 40 suites and an expansive outdoor pool complete with private cabanas and Coconut, a poolside bar.

The Spa at Thunder Valley features a full menu of services and specials designed to offer a one-of-a-kind, Four-Diamond resort getaway. The Spa provides an uplifting and restorative experience through a variety of body massages, facial treatments, and more.
Additionally, Thunder Valley has a 3,700-space parking structure that leads guests directly into the casino and hotel. For more information on upcoming promotions, entertainment and ticket sales, or to make a reservation at Thunder Valley’s AAA Four Diamond resort, visit www.thundervalleyresort.com. 

The United Auburn Indian Community opened Thunder Valley in June 2003.

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