Wynn Resorts Makes Waves With $10M GTD Tournament This Summer
There will be no World Series of Poker (WSOP) live festival this summer, but top-notch poker action will continue in Las Vegas, with major tournaments taking place in other venues.
Wynn Resorts will play host to a massive summer series which features $16 million in guarantees. Over at the Venetian, the popular DeepStack Championship Series will make a comeback in May.
The main highlight of the upcoming summer series at Wynn is “Wynn Millions“, a $10,000 buy-in tournament which comes with an astonishing $10 million guarantee!
This will surely attract some of the world’s best poker players and will fill the void left by the WSOP. The tournament takes place from June 25 to July 2.
This is history in the making when it comes to hosting massive tournaments in Vegas. Even the $10K events at the WSOP (excluding the Main Event) have yet to reach a $10 million prize pool.
Apart from the Rio which has been the home of the WSOP for more than a decade, big-guaranteed tournaments usually run at Aria (Super High Roller Bowl), the Bellagio (World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic), and the Venetian (DeepStack Championship).
For Wynn to decide to host an event of such magnitude indicates that it’s ready to take on the challenge as it continues to build its name as one of the leading poker hotspots in Las Vegas.
If Wynn manages to hit that target, which requires the participation of at least 1,000 players, it will set a new record for one of the largest prize pools ever generated in the city.
Other Highlights of the Wynn Signature Series
Wynn Millions isn’t the only tournament to watch out for though, as Wynn Resorts is running over 30 poker tournaments as part of the Wynn Signature Series which takes place from May 27 to July 12. Apart from Wynn Millions, there are four more events on the schedule featuring at least $1 million in guarantees, so players better check that out.
The Wynn Signature Series opens with a $400 buy-in, $40K GTD Survivor event. It will wrap up via a $500 buy-in, $500K GTD No-Limit Hold’em finale. Overall, the series features $16 million in guaranteed prize money, so even without the WSOP, players from different corners of the world still have a good reason to flock to Las Vegas this summer.