The World Poker Tour (WPT) is to host an event at the Wynn Las Vegas this coming December that will break the record for the largest guaranteed prize pool in live poker history.
The WPT World Championship is a $10,400 buy-in NL Hold’em tournament that promises a minimum of $15 million in prize money. Fresh off of the successful launch of the new WPT Global platform, the prestigious series is set to run an event that will challenge the WSOP Main Event as poker’s showpiece tournament on the calendar.
The largest guarantee in live poker history.— World Poker Tour (@WPT) June 6, 2022
The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/ZFrdQOKvfV
Record-BreakingIf this ambitious guarantee is to avoid an overlay, then at least 1,500 players will line up from December 12-20 and break the record for the largest field size in any $10K+ event outside of the World Series of Poker.
WPT CEO Adam Pliska said: "This is one of the most ambitious initiatives the World Poker Tour has undertaken in our 20-year history. We expect this to be a highly-anticipated festival and are elated to be partnering with Wynn Las Vegas to bring this concept to life.”
It’s not all just about the big one too, because there will be more than a dozen tournaments on top of the three primary events: the Prime Championship, the Wynn Mystery Bounty, and the World Championship.
There will also be plenty of satellite action available on ClubWPT with further details available soon.
Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas, said in a statement: “We offer our guests the biggest and best poker experiences available, coupled with the world-class service and amenities that can only be found at Wynn Las Vegas. In partnership with WPT, we have created a festival that will be a one-of-a-kind, must-attend event for both our current and new players."