WPT Venice Starts Today
May 6, 2022

Today marks the beginning of an exciting new European stop on the World Poker tour, the WPT Venice. 

This EUR4,000 + EUR400 buy-in, non-televised WPT tournament, is sponsored by and features 60 minute levels, 15,000 chip starting stacks and blinds starting at 25/50. 

The event will feature multiple day ones, and according to sponsor bwin's blog (, Day 1a has already attracted 210 players including such well known pros as Carlos Mortensen, Michael McDonald and WPT Player of The Year, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.

Held at the amazing Casino Di Venezia, this event is scheduled to run until this Sunday (5/10/09), when a new champion will be crowned, earning not only the lion's share of an estimated EUR1,500,000 prize pool but also, as this is a WPT event, a gold WPT bracelet and a $25,500 entry into the 2010 WPT World Championships.

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Story by Mark Anderson

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