For many casinos, especially in Las Vegas, there is at least one major poker event that they hold on to. In the case of Wynn Las Vegas, this tournament is the season finale of the World Poker Tour, the WPT Championship, which draws players in droves to the popular casino. Now Wynn Las Vegas is looking to deliver a “double lightning strike” and launch a new poker festival in just a few weeks that will try to lure players.
2024 Wynn Millions offers something for all players
Starting February 19, the 2024 Wynn Millions will look to cater to players of all budgets and disciplines. Two tournaments are offered each day of the tournament schedule, with the action kicking off with a $500 No Limit Hold'em event that has a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. Later on opening day, players who enjoy a faster pace can take part in a $200 No Limit Hold'em Turbo tournament, which also has a $10,000 guarantee to whet players' appetites.
Perhaps the biggest feature of the Wynn Millions will be multiple events with a guaranteed prize pool of at least six figures. Buy-ins for these tournaments range from $400 ($200,000 guaranteed) for the tournament's main event to a $3,500 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $3 million . In total, over $8 million in guaranteed events are offered during the Wynn Millions.
Some of the other poker disciplines attract attention not normally found on these major poker calendars. With Omaha Hi/Lo, Pot Limit Omaha, HORSE and a unique POT (Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Deuce to Seven Triple Draw) the sun shines on their games. There will also be six-hand tournaments (including a no-limit hold'em event worth $500,000 guaranteed), a women's tournament (guaranteed $25,000) and two senior tournaments (guaranteed $50,000 and $100,000). ).
Busy time of the tournament poker year
The start of each year is usually the busiest time of the tournament poker season. Many years ago, the two dominant poker destinations were the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the Aussie Millions. These tournaments offered players the opportunity to escape the northern hemisphere winter and immerse themselves in the warmer climes of summer in Melbourne (Aussie Millions) and the Bahamas (PCA).
The World Poker Tour also maintained this hectic initial pace at times. They regularly hosted events in Mississippi (Tunica), Florida (Lucky Hearts Poker Open), and California (LA Poker Classic and Bay 101 Shooting Stars), all major poker events that were dropped from the WPT roster. This doesn't just apply to the US; Many of the big European Poker Tour festivals traditionally took place in Europe at the beginning of the year.
Today, tours (and independent events) have learned to spread out the big poker parties throughout the year. The biggest of these, of course, is the summer World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, which should announce its schedule for the upcoming “meeting of the poker clan” at any time. The end of the year has become another battlefield for poker, with the WPT (the WPT Championship), the WSOP (WSOP Paradise's inaugural year was 2023) and the EPT (Prague) all holding major events in December.
For a complete look at the Wynn Millions Schedule 2024including satellites for many events, be sure to visit the Wynn Poker Room website for details. It should be another popular stop for denizens of the poker world – as if there was a necessary excuse to visit one of the best hotels in Las Vegas and one of the best poker rooms.