On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Jesse Fullen, and Connor Richards devote the entire show to covering everything you need to know about the upcoming World Poker Tour (WPT) $10K buy-in, $15M GTD World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.
In total, the festival, which runs December 1-20, features 23 tournaments and $22 million in guarantees. However, there are a number of major events in the series highlighted by the largest guaranteed prize pool poker tournament in history. Click here for more information.
The crew talks to a half dozen guests including famed WPT commentators Vince Van Patten & Tony Dunst, WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage & Wynn Director of Poker Operations Ryan Beauregard, and WPT Ambassadors Andrew Neeme & Brad Owen.
Listen to those stories and more in the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast!
|00:25||Welcome to the show|
|02:08||WPT announces Phil Ivey as newest ambassador|
|03:03||Jesse wins a $10,000 seat in the WPT World Championship|
|05:20||PokerNews reporter Liam Gannon awarded a seat|
|06:50||Largest guaranteed live tournament in history – could there be an overlay?|
|11:07||First time the WPT is visiting the Wynn Las Vegas|
|12:00||Guests – Ryan Beauregard & Matt Savage|
|23:00||Satellites, qualifiers, and giveaways|
|24:25||Live satellites all around the world|
|27:10||Guests – WPT’s Vince Van Patten & Tony Dunst|
|37:24||Guests – WPT Ambassadors Brad Owen & Andrew Neeme|
|37:45||Meet-up Game (MUG) information|
|50:35||Source leak – some things to expect at the WPT World Championship|
|52:15||Bold predictions for the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas|
|55:50||WPT Player of the Year a story to keep an eye on|
Did You Know the World Poker Tour is Online?
The launch of WPT Global means that poker players around the world now have the chance to win their way to WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the world’s largest cash game poker networks, WPT Global is available in over 50 countries and territories around the world.
WPT Global offers a large deposit match bonus: 100% on deposits up to $1,200 (using any payment method). New players depositing a minimum of $20 automatically receive this match bonus which is unlocked in $5 increments (credited straight to the cashier) for every $20 of rake contribution.
Both tournaments and cash games count towards bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.