Tired of cleaning your mates out? Already earned card shark status at your local? Ready to earn some serious coin? After signing a “groundbreaking” deal with The Star Entertainment Group, the World Poker Tour is now coming to Australia in 2022 for a trio of events, hitting up Sydney for the very first time – and providing you a prime opportunity to run with the big dogs.
The first stop is WPTDeepStacks Sydney, which will be hosted at The Star and promises to be the largest event of its kind ever staged in the Asia Pacific region. Kicking off from March 30th, the 12-tournament schedule is headlined by the WPTDeepStacks Main Event set to begin on April 7th before crowning the steeliest operator a few days later on April 11th.
According to the official press release, this $1,500 buy-in event offers three starting flights and unlimited re-entry. For reference, last year’s WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast managed to rack up a hefty $1,502,550 prize pool from 1,113 entrants.
Other key highlights include the following…
- Opening event: $750 buy-in
- Two-day $2,000 event
- $5,000 challenge
“Poker players in Australia have always been passionate about the game and the partnership with The Star Entertainment Group allows us to expand our presence there,” says Adam Pliska, World Poker Tour CEO.
“Hosting the first World Poker Tour event at The Star Sydney puts us front and centre in the largest poker market in Australia, one of the most iconic cities of the world, adding another element to our 20th-anniversary celebration.”
“The Star has hosted some of the biggest names in sport, music, and entertainment, and we look forward to welcoming the world’s best poker players,” says Damian Quayle, COO of The Star Sydney.
“With the World Poker Tour celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, this event will be the first time that WPT sets a footprint in Sydney. This looks set to be the biggest ever staged in the Asia Pacific and with the world’s best players here to compete, Sydney and The Star will be showcased as one of the best vacation playgrounds in the world.”
The next two Australian legs of the World Poker Tour will be hosted at The Star Gold Coast, where the record-breaking WPTDDeepStacks event with the $1.5 million prize pool was held back in 2021. Full details are to be announced once regulatory approval has been received.
For those of you who can’t be there in person to get a taste of the action or simply spectate, fear not. Each World Poker Tour event from Sydney to Gold Coast will be livestreamed and broadcast globally on both WPT.com and the WPT YouTube + Twitch channels.
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