WPT Returns to Las Vegas for Special $1 Million Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament-WPT 500

Pic Courtesy: WPT Blog
Pic Courtesy: WPT Blog

World Poker Tour(WPT) today announced a new addition to the WPT experience: partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Taking place July 1-6, inside ARIA’s Poker Room, this all-new $500 + $65 buy-in no-limit hold’em poker tournament will feature a guaranteed prize pool of at least $1 million, along with a top prize of $200,000 or more guaranteed to the winner.

“We are extremely excited to announce partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino, WPT’s newest tournament format,” said WPT President, Adam Pliska in a Press Release . “It’s nice to be back in Las Vegas, hosting our first event at ARIA and partnering again with partypoker to bring poker players to this special $500 + $65 buy-in event. With so many ways to enter, this will be a very exciting tournament, especially with the $1 Million guaranteed prize pool.”

Global Poker Director for partypoker Jeffrey Haas said, “We expect more online qualifiers to participate in this event than any other poker tournament in Las Vegas this summer. The dream of massive tournaments with accessible buy-ins remains alive, and they will come from all over the world to compete for the $200K first prize. Of course they will enjoy their time staying at ARIA – one of the biggest poker hotspots on The Strip.”

partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA will feature five Day 1’s, scheduled between July 1-5, 2014, with Day 2 and the final table on July 6. Each Day 1 flight starts at 12 p.m. with one re-entry per day permitted. Registration will be open daily until 4:30 p.m. Players who play multiple Day 1’s will have the opportunity to carry their biggest stack forward to Day 2. On July 6 at 9 a.m. there will be a special last chance $500 + $65 turbo heat with fast and furious 15-minute levels.

Adam Altwies, ARIA’s Director of Poker Operations, added: “The event is a wonderful start to our company’s renewed partnership with the WPT. While we host daily and monthly tournaments throughout the year, this is yet another opportunity to provide our loyal guests as well as new poker customers the chance to play tournament poker at ARIA.”

Players in Las Vegas can qualify through live satellites at ARIA, where at least 100 seats will be awarded; options include frequent $125 super satellites. For more ARIA tournament information, contact Tournament Manager Aaron Well at awell@arialasvegas.comand for Poker Room Reservations and/or inquiries, contact Kathleen Paculan, poker host, at kpaculan@aria.com.

The majority of online poker sites within the bwin.party Group will be supporting the partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino event with satellite tournaments or special promotions. Expectations are set for hundreds of players from around the world to win their entry by playing online poker. Winners will receive either packages that include their tournament buy-in, hotel accommodation and travel expenses – or seat-only prizes that include only their tournament buy-in. Players will be able to qualify through satellites being run on partypoker.com and partypoker.net, as well as most of the Group’s global sites including Belgium (bwin.be), Denmark (partypoker.dk), France (partypoker.fr) and Italy (GiocoDigitale.it). Players can also win their way into WPT500 onClubWPT.com.*

In order to celebrate the announcement of this new event, all players who advance to Day 4 of the WPT World Championship, sponsored by partypoker and currently being played in New Jersey, will automatically win a non-transferable $500 +$65 seat into the WPT500 event at ARIA.** More details about this event will be announced in the coming weeks.