Aug 15, 2022
Las Vegas, NV (August 15, 2022) – In June, World Poker Tour® announced the WPT® World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas with a $15 million guaranteed prize pool – the largest single live tournament guarantee in the history of poker. World Poker Tour has teamed up with multiple partners around the world to allow players the opportunity to qualify for this historic event at a live venue near them or from the comfort of their own home.
“The WPT World Championship is set to become one of the most important events on the tournament calendar,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour. “We know that players from around the world are going to want to play and our team has worked diligently to make sure that players of all bankroll sizes can live their poker dream by trying to win a seat via satellite.”
Players in the United States can win one of 40 available seats to December WPT Championships on ClubWPT.com. Each Sunday, players in both the VIP and Diamond level of membership will have the opportunity to take home a $12,000 WPT World Championship Passport which includes the $10,400 buy-in, a three-night stay at Wynn Las Vegas and $1,000 for travel expenses. Players will also have a dedicated ClubWPT™ VIP host, receive ClubWPT merchandise and have an exclusive meet and greet with WPT talent. There is no purchase necessary to play on ClubWPT. More information and full terms and conditions on the ClubWPT qualifying path, including how to qualify and location eligibility, is available here.
Players outside of the United States can qualify on WPTGlobal.com for as little as $5. Direct satellites into the WPT World Championship run each week on WPT Global. WPT Global qualifiers earn the $10,400 WPT World Championship entry as well as a $2,000 travel stipend. They will also receive exclusive WPT Global merchandise and an opportunity to meet WPT talent and ambassadors. More information and full terms and conditions on the WPT Global qualifying path are available here.
As the host of this historic event, Wynn Las Vegas is hosting satellites regularly from now through the start of the event. Their next satellite is scheduled for Sept. 5 at noon PT. The $1,100 buy-in satellite, which is part of the Wynn Signature Series, guarantees at least 10 seats to the WPT World Championship. More information and full terms and conditions on the Wynn Las Vegas satellite qualifying path are available here.
To offer qualifying options around the world, the WPT created the WPT Feeder and Funnel program which allows card rooms of any size to run satellites for both the WPT World Championship and the WPT Prime Championship. Many WPT Main Tour and Prime partners will also host satellites to the WPT World Championship throughout the remainder of the year.
Players in South Korea, India, Taiwan, Australia, Cambodia, Japan, and Canada will have the opportunity to win their seat into the WPT World Championship and WPT Prime Championship at live venues in their home country through the FFP.
“The WPT Feeder and Funnel program is designed to ensure that the WPT World Championship lives up to its name,” said Danny McDonagh, Live Events Specialist for World Poker Tour. “We continue to explore the ways we can offer more options for players in all markets to secure their seat for this event.”
A complete list of upcoming WPT World Championship and WPT Prime Championship qualifying options is available at WPT.com.
About the World Poker Tour®
World Poker Tour® (WPT®) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 20th season, which airs on Bally Sports in the United States. Season XIX of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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