WPT Heads to The Bellagio

By Ben Hamill - December 11 2018

World Poker Tour at The Bellagio

The World Poker Tour needs no introduction. Each year, it sets the stage for some of the most thrilling Poker games around the globe, with each event hosted by a first-class top casino. With the year now slowly drawing to a close, it’s time for one of the highlights on the WPT calendar – the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic. What makes this particular stop so popular is the fact that it is hosted by the world-famous Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The festivities have already kicked off in full force and are currently underway. The event will run all the way through December 15th and consists of 30 different tournaments. A wide range of buy-ins is supported, so as to ensure that anyone can join in the fun, but also providing the world’s top Poker players the opportunity to buy in big, but also leave with the big money in their pockets.

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All In Preparation For The Main Event

High rollers will be able to buy-in ranging at anything from $15,000 up to $100,000. Three $25,000 buy-in tournaments will take place on 8, 10, and 14 December. All of the Poker playing action will culminate in an all time high on December 15th, when the $100,000 buy-in super high roller tournament will take place. The main event is the highlight on the annual calendar and spectators literally queue for a bird’s eye view of the action.

The six-handed final main-event will be streamed with a 30-minute delay, so as to ensure that no player receives unfair feedback from anyone following the action. The main event will kick off on December 15th, at noon local time (Las Vegas).

One For The Books

Every year, the Bellagio-hosted event just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Last year’s event attracted 812 entries. Following the major interest in the grand finale, it was decided that it would be possible to offer a $7,876,400 prize pool, which is of the biggest that the tour has ever seen.

What this meant was that each of the final six to have reached the main table were guaranteed a pay-out of $271,736. Last year, it was Chicago player Ryan Tosoc that walked away victorious. Tosoc won a massive $2,000,000 piece of the pie, his biggest career-win to date.

Besides for the money, winning the Five Diamond World Poker title is one of the top honours in the world of pro-Poker.

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