Las Vegas, NV (July 6, 2022) – The World Poker Tour® returns to Bellagio for the 20th time in October for the WPT® Five Diamond Poker Classic. The entire festival runs from October 7 – 23, with the Main Event taking place October 19 – 23. The Main Event will be a $10,400 buy-in with a $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
This year’s festival schedule is highlighted by a slate of No-Limit Hold’em High Roller events: two $50,000 buy-in events, with one at the beginning and the other at the end of the full schedule, as well as a $25,000 buy-in event sandwiched in between on October 10.
WPT Five Diamond is the longest-standing recurring WPT tournament, taking place at Bellagio since 2002. It has endured the test of time, and holds unique historical significance as the starting point for the World Poker Tour.
“WPT Five Diamond is one of the longest-running and most prestigious annual events in the poker world,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour. “Our partnership with Bellagio and their team has been instrumental to the continued success of this event.”
Since the inaugural WPT Main Tour stop at Bellagio in 2002, WPT events at the venue have amassed over $120 Million in prize pools across all held tournaments. Poker legends Gus Hansen, Daniel Negreanu, Dan Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, and more have all added their names to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup through their respective victories at WPT Five Diamond.
“There is plenty of appetite in Las Vegas for big action in the fall,” said Mike Williams, Director of Poker Operations at Bellagio. “Five Diamond is an essential staple of the annual poker schedule and our team looks forward to hosting all of the upcoming events.”
As with all other WPT Main Tour festivals in WPT Season XX, entrants into all events in the schedule will be eligible for WPT’s Player of the Festival leaderboard, which awards a $1,100 WPT Prime Passport to the player with the most points over the course of each tournament festival. Please see WPT.com for full details on leaderboard scoring format and rules.
For more information regarding this and all World Poker Tour events, visit WPT.com.
About the World Poker Tour®
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