The event will take place in December.
US.- The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced details of the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. It will run from December 12 to 21 with four starting flights and a televised final table and will feature a $40m guaranteed prize pool.
The inaugural event in 2022 drew 2,960 entrants and generated a $29m prize pool, nearly doubling the original guaranteed amount. The grand prize of $4.14m was claimed by the Canadian Eliot Hudon.
Adam Pliska, WPT CEO, said: “The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is poised to reach new heights and we wanted to match that expectation with a guarantee that no live poker tournament has ever seen before. The journey to December begins now, and we plan on giving players another unforgettable experience at Wynn Las Vegas.”
Ryan Beauregard, executive director of poker operations at Wynn Las Vegas, added: “The astonishing support and excitement we’ve seen from the poker community after just one year is nothing like I’ve seen before. We look forward to the 2023 WPT World Championship and hosting another industry-leading event with an unparalleled player experience.”
There will be 30 supporting events. The festival kicks off with a $1m guaranteed, $600 No Limit Hold’em multi-flight tournament from November 29 to December 4. The 2023 WPT Prime Championship from December 7 to 12 has a $5m guarantee. The $1m buy-in Big One for One Drop will run from December 18 to 20. A $25,700 High Roller is set for December 17 to 18 followed by the WPT Alpha8, a $50,000 buy-in taking place December 20 to 21.
Nevada gaming revenue climbs to $1.4bn in July
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has reported that the state’s casinos generated $1.4bn in gaming revenue in July. That’s an increase of 6.7 per cent year-on-year.
The Las Vegas Strip generated $834.9m, up 7.9 per cent year-on-year. Clark County as a whole, which includes the Strip, downtown Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, the Boulder Strip and surrounding areas, generated $1.2bn, a 7.5 per cent increase. Washoe County, which includes casinos in Reno, Sparks, and North Lake Tahoe, saw revenue increase 6 per cent year-on-year.