WPT staging record-setting event at Wynn Las Vegas

The World Poker Tour and Wynn Las Vegas and joining forces this December to stage a recording-setting poker event.

The 2022 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas will be highlighted by a $10,400 main event with a record-setting $15 million guaranteed prize pool. That is the largest guaranteed prize pool in live tournament poker history.

The main event will begin with three single-entry starting flights from December 12-14. The televised final table will be played on December 20.

“We are absolutely thrilled with our multi-year partnership with Wynn Las Vegas,” said Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management at World Poker Tour in a statement. “Alongside the WPT Prime Championship and various off-the-felt activities planned, the WPT World Championship festival puts a historic exclamation point on World Poker Tour Season 20.”

The record-setting main event is part of the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas Series, which will run from December 1-20. The series will include more than a dozen events. The complete schedule has not yet been released, but a few other events have been announced.

Some of the events included in the early announcement were a $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a $2 million guarantee, and the final event of the series, the Wynn Mystery Bounty Tournament with a $2 million guarantee. During the Bounty Tournament players will have the chance to draw for cash prizes up to $100,000 after eliminating their opponents.