The Partypoker Live tour is headed to Sin City on June 28 for a $5 million guaranteed Main Event at the Aria Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, right smack dab in the middle of the 2019 WSOP.
If you thought Vegas already has enough major poker tournaments during the summer, you’d be incorrect. There’s no such thing as too much poker.
The special edition event will be the first one ever hosted on American soil by Partypoker, an online poker site that isn’t available in the US.
Another Major Poker Tournament in Las Vegas
What’s one more big poker event in Las Vegas this summer? The Partypoker Live tour is headed to Sin City June 28 for a $10,300 buy-in Main Event at Aria with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool.
The tournament features two Day One flights, the first on the 28th and the second the following day. Players can enter once per day. The final table will take place July 2, the same day as a special invite-only players party at Aria. Details of the exclusive event haven’t yet been disclosed.
Aria already has a series of high stakes poker tournaments scheduled during this event and per a Partypoker press release, that was intentional.
Many of the top high stakes poker events take place at Aria or its next-door partner facility, the PokerGo Studio. So, the property is certainly no stranger to hosting massive poker tournaments such as this one.
Competing with 2019 WSOP
Everyday is a big day at the World Series of Poker, which is hosted at the Rio, an off-Strip property about two miles from Aria. However, the weekend of the Partypoker Live tournament might be the summer’s slowest at the WSOP.
No major events begin that weekend. The $50,000 Poker Players Championship is scheduled to conclude on Day One (June 28). That means everyone in that tournament an opportunity to register for Day Two.
On July 1, however, the $1,000 Mini Main Event kicks off at the Rio. There are also a pair of $10,000 buy-in events that overlap with the Partypoker Live. But it should be good timing to host a big event outside the Rio.
If you’re coming to Las Vegas for the Partypoker Live or any WSOP event, make sure you check out our Vegas summer guide written by a local poker player.