The World Poker Tour event will run from December 12-21 and will feature four starting poker games and a televised final table, with a guaranteed prize pool of $40 million.
The inaugural event in 2022 drew 2,960 attendees and generated a prize pool of $29 million, nearly doubling the original guaranteed amount. The top prize of US$4.14 million was won by Canadian Eliot Hudon.
Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said, “The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is poised to reach new heights, and we wanted to live up to that expectation with a guarantee that no live poker tournament has seen before.”
“The journey to December begins now, and we plan to provide players with another unforgettable experience at Wynn Las Vegas,” added Pliska.
Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas, added, “The amazing support and excitement we’ve seen from the poker community after just one year is like nothing I’ve seen before.”
“We look forward to the 2023 WPT World Championship and another industry-leading event with an unrivaled player experience,” added Beauregard.
The World Poker Tour will offer a variety of opportunities
There will be 30 supporting events. The festival kicks off with a $600 multi-fly No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $1 million guarantee, running from November 29th to December 4th.
The 2023 WPT Prime Championship will run from December 7-12 with a $5 million guarantee.
The $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop will take place December 18-20.
A $25,700 High Roller is scheduled for December 17-18, followed by the $50,000 buy-in WPT Alpha8 taking place December 20-21.
Nevada Reports Revenue of $1.4 Billion in July
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) reported that the state’s casinos generated $1.4 billion in gaming revenue in July, up 6.7% year-over-year.
The Las Vegas Strip generated $834.9 million, up 7.9% year-over-year.
Clark County as a whole, which includes the Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, the Boulder Strip and surrounding areas, generated $1.2 billion, an increase of 7.5%.
Washoe County, which includes casinos in Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe, saw revenue increase 6% year-over-year.