Wynn Classic Poker Tournament back in Las Vegas
January 22, 2013 3:02 AM
by H. Scot Krause
The excitement of the Wynn Classic Poker Tournament returns Feb. 28 through March 21 at the Wynn Poker Room.
The 22-day series begins with a $550 buy-in opening event which guarantees a $250,000 prize pool. The tournament culminates with the Main Event on March 17. This year, the prize pool is expected to exceed $1 million. Buy-ins range from $300 to $5,180. Play begins daily at noon.
“We’ve hosted The Wynn Classic for seven years and its reputation continues to grow and attract more players from around the world,” said Joe Vigurs, Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “We offer a competitive rake structure and guaranteed prize pools, making the The Wynn Classic one of the most highly anticipated poker tournaments in Las Vegas.”
The Wynn Classic is an official stop on the Card Player Media Poker Tour. Card Player, the publisher of the largest U.S. poker magazine and poker web portal, will live stream the Main Event on their website. Additionally, tournament players have the opportunity to earn Card Player points during the event.
Located in the Forbes Five-Star rated Wynn Las Vegas, the Poker Room features 26 tables and variety of games and limits to suit all levels of play, including daily tournaments. Players can enjoy traditional games in a comfortable setting plus being able to dine without leaving your seats. Power stations and outlets are conveniently located at all tables.
For registration information or to view the structure sheets and general tournament rules, visit the Wynn Poker Room at www.wynnpoker.com. For more information on the Card Player Poker Tour, please visit www.cardplayerpokertour.com.
Throughout January, Michael Gaughan’s popular resort is hosting daily no-limit Texas Hold’em “Bounty” tournaments every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. and every Wednesday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Poker players have the opportunity to participate in each “Bounty” tournament for a $60 buy-in fee.
Additionally there will be a special no-limit Texas Hold’em “Deep Stack” tournament every Wednesday and Sunday at 6 p.m. When card players purchase a buy-in for $100, they will receive $7,500 in tournament chips.
Guests who purchase a $10 buy-in to the tournament will receive $2,500 in tournament chips. For more information on all tournaments, visit the website at: http://southpointcasino.com/.
May the “nuts” be with you!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and a 18-year resident of Las Vegas. His work is regularly featured in Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Gaming Today as well as other gaming publications, including the annual American Casino Guide Book. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.