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The Venetian poker room is hosting the New Year’s Extravaganza through January 8.

The series, which has been running since December 22, features $695,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

With 12 events left on the schedule, players still have a chance to start their new year with a big poker score.

On Tuesday, Event 21: $300 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty begins at noon and features a $20,000 guarantee. On the same day, Event 22: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty begins at 7 p.m. It features a $9,000 guarantee.

Event 23: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Superstack features a massive $150,000 guarantee. This event has four flights beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 4 and running through Saturday, Jan. 7.

All flights begin at noon, and registration is open until 4:20 p.m. Day 2 will be played on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m.

If you get knocked out of any of those flights, you can play a $200 No-Limit Tournament at 7 p.m. with guarantees up to $10,000.

The final two events of the series will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8. Event 28: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Rebuy kicks off at noon and features a $25,000 guarantee while Event 29: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo will close out the series with a $7,000 guarantee. The tournament starts at 7 p.m., and registration is open until 9:10 p.m.

The great tournament action will resume on January 30 when the Deepstack Extravaganza I returns to the Venetian poker room with over $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools.

On Thursday, Feb. 2, Event 7: $1,100 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Day 1A begins at noon. Day 1B will be played the next day on Friday, Feb. 3 while Day 2 starts on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. This event features a $300,000 guarantee.

If you want to play a satellite into the $1,100 MSPT event, you can enter $200 No-Limit Hold’em Mega Satellites on Tuesday, Jan. 31 through Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Five seats are guaranteed for the satellites on Tuesday and Wednesday while 10 seats are guaranteed on Thursday.

For Omaha players, Event 19: $400 PLO Bounty will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. with a $15,000 guarantee. Event 24: $400 Omaha 8 or Better will begin on Monday, Feb. 13 at noon and feature a $15,000 guarantee.

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Patricia Chavira is a freelance writer and social media consultant specializing in gaming. She has played poker professionally for over 10 years. Email: [email protected]

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