Just two months away from the historic launch of World Poker Tour (WPT) Cambodia, the first ever Main Tour in Southeast Asia! For those just hearing of the exciting news, what this means is, the world famous Mike Sexton Champions Cup will be making its way to the region for the first time.
Formerly called WPT Champions Cup, it was renamed in 2020 in honor of WPT’s beloved commentator. The towering trophy is awarded to WPT Main Tour champions and their names engraved to be forever memorialized. To date, over 300 champions have been commemorated. Coming next year, another special name will be added… the first-ever WPT Cambodia champion.
In partnership with Connaissance Management, the inaugural WPT Cambodia takes place in capital city Phnom Penh at the world-class NagaWorld Integrated Resort. It officially kickstarts WPT Season XXII with games scheduled from January 17 to 30, 2024.
Highlighting the 44-game lineup is the jaw-dropping US$ 1,000,000 guaranteed WPT Cambodia Championship. This is the first time the brand has extended a seven-figure guarantee for a single event in the region.
Special player rates at NagaWorld
As early as now, players can start booking rooms at NagaWorld with special player rates and long stay packages available. The best deal is at NagaWorld 2 with rooms for as low as $55 (minimum 3-nights stay). Players will also receive Dining Credits which is valid at any restaurant in the complex.
WPT High Roller Free Room Programme
Good news for High Rollers, WPT Cambodia is offering the WPT High Roller Free Room Programme. Eligible players can receive anywhere from 6 to 13 nights free stay in a Deluxe Room at NagaWorld 1. The room also includes breakfast at The Pangea and exclusive access to the WPT VIP lounge. Players must book their room by December 31, 2023. To qualify, head to the link provided.
WPT Cambodia – most popular stop in Asia
Through the years, Phnom Penh, Cambodia has been the WPT’s most popular Asia stop. Its inaugural run in 2019 amassed 750 entries for a WPT Asia Pacific record and prize pool of US$ 727,500. American player Brian Tougias won it for US$ 131,430.
Returning after the pandemic, in 2022 WPT Prime Cambodia drew a record 1,050 entries and a prize pool of US$ 1,008,100. This was the largest turnout and pot for a WPT open event in Asia. Filipino pro David Erquiaga won it for US$ 147,008.
In March 2023, WPT Prime Cambodia generated another big field of 1,011 entries for a prize pool of US$ 980,670. Japan’s Reiji Kono won it for an ICM payout deal of US$ 131,731.
With no signs of slowing down, WPT Cambodia Championship is certain to set new heights in the region. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.
In addition to the games, Cash Tables are abundant and juicy, offering a wide range of stakes. Both No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha are offered with stakes of $1/$3, $2/$5 and $25/$50. Players will also be glad to know that there is “NO TAX” on both cash and tournament winnings.
Airport to NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex
For travelers arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport, there are multiple options available to get to NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex. To avoid getting overcharged, Grab Taxi and Metered Taxi Service – Global Taxi are recommended. The distance is roughly 10km which is around 30 minutes.
The country’s currency is the Cambodian Riel, however the US Dollar is widely accepted. In fact, USD is more accepted than the Riel. At the festival, USD will be used for both tournaments and cash games. Exchange counters are available at the hotel lobby.
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