World Poker Tour Announces 2023 World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas

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Last Updated: March 21, 2023

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced its grand finale for season XXI, which will once again be held at Wynn Las Vegas this December.

One of the most famous resorts and casinos in Sin City will again play host to the biggest poker show outside the WSOP, with thousands of players expected to attend the record setting event.

The incredible success the first-ever WPT World Championship event at the Wynn had last season has made the organizers announce this year’s event even earlier and ensure that the Tour returns to this iconic location once more.

While there is still plenty more WPT action to be played before the WPT World Championship in December, players can start getting ready and fixing their travel plans for an epic way to finish the year already.

WPT World Championship to Play Out in December

The 21st season of the popular WPT is well underway, with several events already played out and many more on the schedule before December.

That has not stopped the organizers from announcing dates for the grand finale, the WPT World Championship event this December.

While the full schedule for all the side events is yet to be announced, we already know the dates for the following major events:

  • $1,100 WPT Prime Championship at Wynn Las Vegas: December 7
  • $10,400 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas: December 12
  • $1,100 WPT Ladies Championship at Wynn Las Vegas: December 16

These three major tournaments will be followed by a number of smaller side events, as is customary for all major stops of the WPT.

Players who don’t quite want to pony up the $10,400 buy-in for the World Championship event will have the opportunity to compete in the $1,100 WPT Prime Championship, the smaller version of the Main Event.

WPT CEO Adam Pliska discussed the upcoming event and said:

The WPT World Championship festival was such an extraordinary milestone during our 20th season last year, thanks to our partner Wynn Las Vegas and the enthusiastic support of the players.

It is our hope that we have started a tradition in poker that we can enhance and add to each season. We look forward to making this year’s World Championship even more memorable for players.

Legendary 2022 Action to Be Repeated?

The 2022 WPT World Championship was the first to be held at Wynn Las Vegas, and was an epic event in every sense of the word.

The Tour initially put a $15,000,000 guarantee on the World Championship, only to have that number nearly doubled when 2,960 runners signed up to play in the $10,400 event.

When action was finally settled, it was Canadian Eliot Hudon who walked away with the massive first-place prize of $4,136,000, followed by high-stakes pro Benny Glaser who bagged $3,830,000 for his troubles.

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We can expect more of the same in this year’s World Championship, as thousands of players are guaranteed to make their way to Las Vegas for this iconic event, and hundreds are guaranteed to win their seats via online qualifiers.

Stay tuned for further updates on the 2023 WPT World Championship and keep alert if you wish to play in one of the biggest poker festivals of the year this December!

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