In its previous editions, DeepStack Extravaganza has interested thousands of poker players present in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker due to its low buy-in events. This year, the Venetian Las Vegas Poker Room will kick off DeepStack Extravaganza III in May at The Venetian Las Vegas, with $16 million in guaranteed prize pools. The 60-day, 90-event poker series will run May 26 to July 24, 2016, with “warm-up” events beginning on May 16.The DeepStack Extravaganza series, running since 2007, has seen continual growth, not only in player entries, but also in the number of events per series and total guaranteed prize pools.
DeepStack Extravaganza III will feature event buy-ins ranging from $200 to $5,000. No-limit Texas hold’em, Omaha 8 or better, pot-limit Omaha, and HORSE events are all on the docket, including a seniors event, ladies event, bounty and survivor tournaments. Also part of the series is Event #19, a $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament, part of the Mid-States Poker Tour. Event #19 has three starting days and a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.
DeepStack Extravaganza III Notable Events
Just before the 60-day, 90-event DeepStack Extravaganza III, the Venetian Poker Room will host the DeepStack Extravaganza III Warm-Up. The Warm-Up is the perfect pre-game for the “main event,” with lower buy-ins but still plenty in guaranteed prize pools. DSE III Warm-Up begins on May 16 — 10 days before the main tournament begins — and features 17 events with $420,500 in guaranteed prize pools.
DeepStack Extravaganza III Warm-Up Notable Events
Registration for 12 p.m. events begins at 9 p.m. the day prior to each event, while registration for 7 p.m. events begins two hours prior to the event. Participants must be at least 21 years of age and have a Grazie card.
Additionally, poker suite rates are extended to players participating in the DeepStack Extravaganza events with $300 buy-ins or higher or who meet cash game play requirements. The following rates, based on availability and subject to certain exceptions and blackout dates, are valid May 16 through July 24: $129 (Sunday through Thursday) and $189 (Friday through Saturday). Exceptions include May 28, June 6-7, when rates at $329 and June 18 when rates are $249. Tax and resort fee apply. To make reservations please call 877-444-3777 and reference group code CP65A1.
In 2015, DeepStack Extravaganza III hosted 25,565 total players throughout all of the events on the schedule. There was $11 million in guaranteed prize pools and there were five events with at least a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. In total, the prize pools for the 2015 DSE III reached $17,140,715.