The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas will involve a $15m guaranteed prize pool, the largest single live tournament guarantee in the history of poker.
The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas runs December 1-20, 2022. The marquee event of the multi-tournament festival will be the $10,400 buy-in championship event which will culminate with a televised final table. The festival will consist of more than a dozen tournaments including three primary events: the Prime Championship, the Wynn Mystery Bounty, and the World Championship.
“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,” Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour, said.
The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas features three “Day 1” flights on Dec. 12, 13, and 14 that will culminate with the crowning of a champion on December 20. Each of those starting days will include a “freezeout” format, with players permitted a single entry per flight.
“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,” Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas, said.
“We are absolutely thrilled with our multi-year partnership with Wynn Las Vegas. Alongside the WPT Prime Championship and various off-the-felt activities planned, the WPT World Championship festival puts a historic exclamation point on World Poker Tour Season 20,” Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management at World Poker Tour, said.