On Monday the World Poker Tour announced that it has teamed up with Wynn Las Vegas to put on a record-breaking event this December. The 2022 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas will feature a $10,400 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event with a $15,000,000 guaranteed prize pool – the largest in live tournament poker history.
“This is one of the most ambitious initiatives the World Poker Tour has undertaken in our 20-year history,” said World Poker Tour CEO Adam Pliska. “We expect this to be a highly anticipated festival and are elated to be partnering with Wynn Las Vegas to bring this concept to life.”
The record-setting championship event will be part of the new WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas series that will run from Dec. 1-20, with over a dozen tournaments planned including another pair of marquee events: the $1,100 buy-in, $2 million guaranteed WPT Prime Championship, and the Wynn Mystery Bounty. The unique mystery bounty event will once again see players draw for cash prizes after they secure bounties, with possible bounty payouts up to $100,000.
The WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas will feature a televised final table. There will be three single-entry starting flights from Dec. 12-14, with the champion set to be decided on Dec. 20.
“We offer our guests the biggest and best poker experiences available, coupled with the world-class service and amenities that can only be found at Wynn Las Vegas,” said Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “In partnership with WPT, we have created a festival that will be a one-of-a-kind, must-attend event for both our current and new players.”