We are on the cusp of WPT Australia, just several days away! From September 14 to 27, 2023, the place to be is undoubtedly The Star Gold Coast where the World Poker Tour (WPT) is set to host its Main Tour for the second consecutive year.
Since the complete schedule was unveiled back in May, anticipation has been soaring, and optimism running high for an even larger turnout and a more substantial prize pool compared to its inaugural edition. It will be a tall order though. Last year’s numbers were incredibly impressive. The festival amassed a staggering prize pool of A$ 8.6 Million (~USD 5.7M) of which A$ 3.55 Million (~USD 2.3M) was paid out at the Main Event.
Enhancing the thrill, the renowned Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup will once again make its grand appearance. Following the tradition of all WPT Main Tours, the prestigious Main Event serves not only to crown the next winner but also to etch their name onto the illustrious tower of champions. Last year, David Tang earned that honor after he outlasted a field of 710 entries. The Main Event runs from September 22 to 27, 2023. Buy in is A$ 8,000 (~USD 5,170).
Aside from the Main Event is a lineup of 15 trophy events covering a variety of buy ins from A$ 565 (~USD 365) to the highest of A$ 20,000 (~USD 12,925). Certain to be even more popular this year is the Shane Warne One Day Perpetual Trophy Charity Event with The Star Gold Coast adding in a fun twist – a Best Dressed Competition. The top three Shane Warne inspired outfits will win f&b vouchers. For more info, head to the link below.
Satellites at WPT Australia
Trophy events aren’t the only games that will keep players hunting. The schedule is also filled with a variety of Satellite tournaments to the Main Event, Opener, Mystery Bounty, Ladies Championship, Super High Roller, Mini Main, and of course, to the WPT World Championship. Last year, a whopping 100+ players won seats to the Main Event via the satellites.
WPT World Championship Passports offered at WPT Australia
The end of the year is fast approaching which means it’s time to win your way to the WPT World Championship. The brand recently dropped a bombshell, announcing a monstrous USD 40 Million guarantee! Like its launch last year, it will be the biggest year-end festival. Buy in for the Championship is USD 10,400. Players at WPT Australia can try to win WPT World Championship Passports via these events:
Other hot tickets at WPTWC are the WPT Prime World Championship and WPT Ladies World Championship. Good news again, packages are also up for grabs for these events at WPT Australia, highlighted by The Star value adding a Ladies World Championship A$6K package to the winner of the A$ 660 Ladies Australia Championship.
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