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First Ever World Poker Tour Main Event Held At Venetian Las Vegas Kicks Off March 22

$3,500 Buy-In WPT Vegas Showdown Event Features $1 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

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The first ever World Poker Tour main event held at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas is set to kick off on Friday, March 22. The $3,500 buy-in WPT DeepStack Showdown no-limit hold’em tournament features a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are two total starting flights, each starting at 12:00 p.m. local time on Mar. 22 and 23. Play will then continue until the inaugural champion of this event is decided on Mar. 26.

“Bringing the World Poker Tour to The Venetian is a great next chapter for our DeepStack Extravaganza series,” said Tommy LaRosa, tournament director for The Venetian Poker Room. “Partnering with an industry leader to bring a tour stop to our poker room, along with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool, is one of many ways we’re working to enhance our players’ experience.”

“The Venetian is a historic venue and the WPT is thrilled to add a Main Tour stop inside the famed Venetian Poker Room," said Angelica Hael, WPT VP of Global Tour Management. "The amenities at The Venetian Resort are second to none and the WPT looks forward to being another marquee partner at one of the world’s premier destinations.”

Players will start with 40,000 in chips, with initial blinds of 100-100. The tournament will utilize the big-blind ante format, with 60-minute blind levels until the field is narrowed to 24 players. At that point, the levels will increase to 90 minutes in length until six players remain. Levels will revert to 60 minutes at the final table, and then shift to 30-minutes in length during heads-up play.

Action will begin with nine players per table and will switch to eight-handed play when there are only 10 tables remaining.

Registration will remain open until the start of level 11, at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time on day 2 (Mar. 24). Unlimited re-entry is allowed through the end of registration.

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