WPT Adds Venetian ‘Vegas Showdown’ to 2019 Main Tour Schedule

A stop at the Venetian has been added to the 2019 WPT Main Tour schedule, March 22-26. Dubbed the “Vegas Showdown,” it will certainly be the first World Poker Tour look at Sheldon Adelson’s Las vega Strip casino site.

Venetian is extensively thought about among the leading online poker rooms in Vegas. The 37-table card space is a preferred place for reduced- to mid-stakes cash games and tournaments.

Yet it’s uncommon for a major poker event to be held at the casino site, previously. The $3,500 buy-in Vegas Face-off becomes part of the March Deepstack Extravaganza, a normal online poker competition collection.

Vegas is Place to Be

Las Vegas is gradually becoming a favored place on the World Poker Tour. Starting tomorrow, the $10,000 buy-in WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic, one of the last major poker events of the year, kicks off at Bellagio, a gambling establishment less than a mile from Venetian.

both the Aria Championship and Tournament of Champions is scheduled for Aria, another Strip property. In most previous years, just the Bellagio hosted a World Poker Tour occasion. Las vega. Today Wrong City, certainly among the top online poker locations in the world, is a WPT location.

Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Texas hold’em Excursion, referred to Venetian as a “historical location.” As well as it’s hard to suggest or else. The Sands Corp-owned property is the second-largest resort in the world. With 7,117 rooms, Venetian-Palazzo is just gone beyond by the First World Resort in Malaysia (7,351).

The upcoming Las vega Showdown sets you back $3,500 to go into as well as has a $1 million guaranteed reward pool.

Downside to Everything

While many poker players consider Venetian among the very best locations to play texas hold’em in Las Vegas, some refuse to also tip foot in the casino site. Which’s because the Chief Executive Officer of Las Vega Sands Corporation, Sheldon Adelson, definitely isn’t a buddy of casino poker.

Adelson’s long-time anti-online texas hold’em position has actually angered several in the online poker neighborhood. So, therefore, some pros won’t play at Venetian. Yet the card room still draws in big areas for similar events such as the $3,500 MSPT tournament this past summer season that had 1,096 access, creating a reward swimming pool over $3 million, much going beyond the $1 million warranty.

Pavel Plesuv won the massive event for $640,000. If the Las vega Showdown also comes close to matching the MSPT’s complete entries, the WPT ought to consider it a success.

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