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1. Las Vegas Poker Rooms Overview
2. Best Daily Poker Tournaments in Vegas
3. Poker Tournament Series in Las Vegas
4. How to Play Poker in Las Vegas
5. Casino Comps Explained
6. Vegas Poker Comps

Poker Tournament Series in Las Vegas

In addition to the daily poker tournaments in Las Vegas, they also host a number of special tournament series throughout the year. There is generally some type of tournament series running at just about any point of the year. Too many, probably, as many casinos have looked to cash in on hosting a marquee poker tournament. The following is a list of a few tournament series that you might expect to stick around for a while due to their success and popularity. Each series included on this list features several relatively affordable buy-in events with a larger buy-in championship event.

WSOP Circuit
Dates: late January
Location: Caesars Palace
Tournaments: ~12
Buy-in Range: $350 to $1,600

Deep Stack Extravaganza
Dates: Three times annually (February, late May through mid July, November)
Location: Venetian
Tournaments: ~45
Buy-in Range: $150 to $2,500

Caesars Winter Poker Classic
Dates: February
Location: Caesars Palace
Tournaments: ~40
Buy-in Range: $130 to $560

Wynn Classic
Dates: mid February through mid March
Location: Wynn
Tournaments: ~15
Buy-in Range: $500 to $5,000

March Mania Mega Stack Poker Tournament
Dates: mid March
Location: Tropicana
Tournaments ~25
Buy-in Range: $150 to $1,500

Spring Big Bounty Festival
Dates: mid April
Location: Venetian
Tournaments: ~25
Buy-in Range: $150 to $2,200
Notes: $25 bounties on $150 to $300 buy-ins, $100 bounty on $500 buy-in, $500 bounty on $2,200 championship event

Grand Challenge Tournament Series
Dates: late April through early May
Location: MGM Grand
Tournaments: ~30
Buy-in Range: $150 to $1,600

Five Star World Poker Classic
Dates: May
Location: Bellagio
Tournaments: ~35
Buy-in Range: $330 to $100,000

World Series of Poker
Dates: late May through mid July
Location: Rio
Tournaments: ~60
Buy-in Range: $1,000 to $50,000
Notes: Preeminent live poker tournament series featuring a litany of side games and tournaments.

The Grand Poker Series
Dates: June
Location: Golden Nugget
Tournaments: ~80
Buy-in Range: $125 to $1,080

Kick Off Poker Classic
Dates: September
Location: Caesars Palace
Tournaments: ~35
Buy-in Range: $130 to $560

Festa al Lago Classic
Dates: early October
Location: Bellagio
Tournaments: ~15
Buy-in Range: $330 to $5,180

Caesars Palace Poker Classic
Dates: late October through early November
Location: Caesars Palace
Tournaments: ~30
Buy-in Range: $130 to $1,100

Five Diamond World Poker Classic
Dates: late November through mid December
Location: Bellagio
Tournaments: ~20
Buy-in Range: $330 to $5,180 (with $100,00 high roller event)
Notes: Generally determines final Player of the Year standings

 


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