The World Poker Tour is taking on the Asian live tournament scene stronger than ever, moreso that its record breaking World Championship festivities is fast approaching. Slated for December, players looking to score a passport entry to the $40,000,000 guaranteed WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, is definitely doable with the upcoming WPT Vietnam at Crown Poker Club, Hanoi. From October 6-16, VND 35 Billion (~USD 1.4 Million) in guarantees along with ten passport packages will be awarded across the series’ 32-event lineup, allowing tournament participants to win not only cash prizes but entries to the most thrilling tournament of the year.
“Once again, holding true to last year, we are proud to offer a wide assortment of opportunities for players to secure their seat in the World Championship,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “WPT Global is the foremost avenue for international online players to qualify, while our casino partners scattered across the globe are hosting satellites and promotions to bring players from all walks of life to Wynn Las Vegas this December.”
The 11-day schedule is centered on the VND 12 Billion (~USD 493,300) guaranteed Main Event starting on Thursday, October 12th with buy-in is set at VND 30 Million (~USD 1,230) across three flights on schedule. Champion will be crowned on the festival’s concluding day with the lucky winner taking home a $10,400 WPT World Championship entry & hotel package together with his victory. Aside from the Main Event, several tournaments (Events 1, 10, 17, 26& 27) will also include WPT Prime Championship $1,100 entry & hotel packages taken from the prize pool.
In addition to the listed events on schedule, direct satellites to both the WPT World Championship and WPT Prime Championship games will be running for entry fees VND 27,500,000 (~USD 1,130) and VND 2,750,000 (~USD 110) respectively, for those eyeing to score WPT passports alone. A week left until the passport festival, local and international runners can still take advantage of Crown Poker Club’s Early Bird Deal until the 2nd, as posted below.