World Poker Tour set to make a splash in Macau this June


World Poker Tour - WPT Macau to be held at Wynn Resorts
Wynn Macau

After a six year hiatus, tournament poker in Macau is ready to jump back in the scene, marking its return with a premium World Poker Tour Main Tour as its latest offering. The exciting news came earlier this week with the global brand announcing an anticipated WPT Macau festival to be held at the five-star Wynn Resorts this coming June 18 – 24, 2024, in partnership with Allied Gaming & Entertainment (AGAE) and Wynn Macau, WPT®. 

Macau has long been a sought-after destination for us, wanting to deliver the WPT experience to the region,” said Adam Pliska, WPT CEO. “Thank you to AGAE and Wynn Macau for helping us expand our global footprint. We look forward to an incredible event.”

While the full schedule is yet to be unveiled, the summer games is said to be headlined by a HK$40,000 buy-in WPT Championship event beginning on the 20th, accompanied by a WPT High Roller event with a buy-in of HK$200,000 just two days prior. The upcoming series stands to be WPT’s first mark in the region’s entertainment capital, focused on bringing a gaming experience undoubtedly of global value and recognition. 

We are thrilled to be joining forces with two esteemed global partners, bringing the World Poker Tour to Macau, SAR, P.R.China. With a shared commitment to enhancing offerings in this burgeoning entertainment market, we are poised to make a significant impact,” said Yinghua Chen, Chief Executive Officer of AGAE. “This marks WPT’s inaugural physical presence in Macau after over two decades of operation. As we expand our Allied Experiential Entertainment business, this collaboration represents another exciting advancement, leveraging our extensive resources and expertise in hosting world-class events to create unforgettable experiences in this dynamic market.

WPT Macau headlined by a WPT Championship event
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Ms. Linda Chen, President, Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited said, “We are thrilled to partner with World Poker Tour to host one of the most prestigious global poker competitions in Macau, marking its debut in this vibrant city. The World Poker Tour invites legendary poker players from across the world which will enhance Macau’s global allure and reinforce its status as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure. This exciting mega-event further demonstrates our commitment to deliver top-tier international entertainment events to Macau and is set to captivate a new wave of global visitors eager to experience the dynamism of our city.

The prime gambling hub has been home to some of the biggest poker cash games in the industry and looks to be on track to reliving its bustling action back on the felt. With the WPT hitting the tables soon enough, the first series in the country across several years potentially opens the doors for newcomers and other brands to follow suit.

Looking back at World Poker Tour Cambodia

A bold move by WPT with the annual World Series of Poker holding down the same dates, that courage stems out from its smashing success across its inaugural Main Tour in Southeast Asia last January at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The strong following and reputable nature of the global brand drew in a staggering turnout to generate a record breaking WPT Asia prize pool of USD 2,432,760 for its Championship games. Aside from this, the festival awarded an astonishing USD 7.5 Million in prizes across its fourteen-day lineup, solidifying the brand’s stance within the region.

WPT Cambodia Championship festival pays out over USD 7.5 Million!

WPT Main Tour Schedule

Several WPT Main Tours complete this season’s first half

Three months away until WPT Macau, several WPT Main Tours complete this season’s first half with stops across the United States, Canada, and onboard the Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady through the Carribean.

Date Event Buy-In Casino
March 23, 2024 WPT Rolling Thunder Championship USD 3,500 Thunder Valley Casino Resort
April 1, 2024 WPT Voyage Championship USD 5,000 Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady
April 19, 2024 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship USD 3,500 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
May 3, 2024 WPT Choctaw Championship USD 3,800 Choctaw Casino & Resort
May 16, 2024 WPT Montreal Championship CAD 3,500 Playground
June 20, 2024 WPT Macau Championship HKD 40,000 Wynn Macau

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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