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16th Annual World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event Begins Friday At The Bicycle Hotel & Casino

The Televised $4,000 Buy-In Event Runs August 25 - 31


The 2017 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker $4,000 no-limit hold’em main event kicks off this Friday, August 25. The Bicycle Hotel & Casino is hosting the 16th annual running of this televised WPT tournament, which begins with the first of three starting flights at noon. Players who are eliminated during Day 1A, 1B, or 1C may re-enter the following day. The event runs Aug. 25 – 31.

The final table of this event will be filmed and is scheduled to air in May 2018 on FOX Sports Regional Networks. Players who are unable to bag chips during one of the three starting flights may also buy-in before the start of Day 2.

Players participating in day 1A will have a chance to sit at the table at the table from 14-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who will be playing that starting flight. Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari were both involved in promoting the Legends of Poker series this year. Hellmuth was also recently announced as the new host of the WPT Raw Deal segment, part of the TV broadcast of each episode.

2016 Legends of Poker champion Pat LyonsPat Lyons took down the 2016 running of the Legends of Poker main event, defeating a field of 687 entries to win his first WPT title and the first-place prize of $615,346. Turnout for this event grew by 15.8 percent year-over-year, up from 593 entries in 2015. 2016 was the first year that the event took place after the seven-story, 117,907 square-foot boutique luxury hotel addition opened on Dec. 1, 2015.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the World Poker Tour and for the return of our very own Legends of Poker," said Hashem Minaiy, Managing Partner and CEO of The Bicycle Hotel & Casino. “It’s definitely a tournament not to be missed this season with the impressive prize pools.”

Stay and play with the pros at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino during the Legends of Poker tournament. Enter promo code ‘WPTLEGEND’ to receive 20% off best available rates.

Legends of Poker Major Events Schedule

8/24 • No Limit Hold ’Em Bounty • $1,100 Buy-In ($500 bounty included) $50K guaranteed
8/25 • WPT MAIN EVENT Day 1A • $4,000 Buy-In
8/25 • No Limit Hold ’Em Survivor • $565 Buy-In (Top 10% will get $5,000 cash each)
8/26 • WPT MAIN EVENT Day 1B • $4,000 Buy-In
8/26 • No Limit Hold ’Em Survivor • $1,100 Buy-In (Top 10% recieve $10,000 cash each)
8/27 • WPT MAIN EVENT Day 1B • $4,000 Buy-In
8/27 • No Limit Hold ’Em Turbo Re-Entry • $1,100 Buy-In
8/28 • Day 2 Buy-In of WPT • $4,000 Buy-In (no late registration)
8/28 • No Limit Hold ’Em Turbo Re-Entry • $1,100 Buy-In
8/29 • Day 2 Buy-In of H.O.R.S.E • $1,700 Buy-In (first 4 levels single re-entry) 100K guaranteed

About The Bicycle Hotel & Casino

Located just fifteen minutes from Downtown Los Angeles in Bell Gardens, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino brings a four-star luxury boutique experience to casino gaming in Southern California in December 2015. Built by commercial luxury general contractor R.D. Olson Construction with architecture by Lee & Sakahara Architects and interior design by Hager Design International, Inc., the new seven-story hotel offers 99 elegantly appointed modern rooms and signature suites, each designed as tranquil retreats, including the 2,040 square-foot Presidential Suite. In completing The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, a decade-long vision has been realized by Managing General Partner & CEO Hashem Minaiy and Robert H. Carter, President of Carter Management Group, Inc., a General Partner of The Bicycle Hotel & Casino. The hotel also features a full resort spa, an elevated outdoor pool deck with private cabanas, multi-purpose event and private meeting space, a VIP Gaming area, and innovative dining concepts such as The Bike Brewery with 28 beers on tap and the Asian-fusion Phoenix Cafe.

The Casino’s elegant, 100,000 square-foot sophisticated gaming facility provides 185 tables of poker and card games: including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 7-Card Stud, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, and Blackjack to name a few. The Casino is a featured host of the largest poker tournaments in Southern California, including the World Series of Poker Circuit Event and World Poker Tour. The Casino’s luxurious amenities include a spectacular entertainment center as well as 24-hour Welcome Desk, massage service, gift shop, café brewing Starbucks® Coffee, an exclusive VIP gaming lounge, smoking atrium with gaming and valet parking.

For more information about The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, please call (562) 806-4646 or visit