The schedule for the 2021 Venetian DeepStack Championship Series, a summer poker staple in Las Vegas, is now available. Play begins May 3 and runs until Aug. 1 with $15 million guaranteed over that three-month period.
The popular poker room on the Las Vegas Strip recently announced plans to host its popular summer series, despite not having a World Series of Poker around to feed off. The 2021 WSOP will take place in the fall this year, due to continued COVID-19 concerns.
Wynn, a neighboring casino, also recently announced plans for a summer series. A full schedule has yet to be released. Over at the Venetian, however, the schedule is now officially out so you can begin planning your trip to the poker capital of the world. And for those seasoned poker dealers looking for summer work, you’ll find an opportunity at the Venetian, as the casino is currently in search of dealers to work the DeepStack Championship Series.
Summer poker fun at the Venetian
Over the course of nearly three months, the Venetian will play host to 121 poker tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $5,000. The biggest tournament of them all — the second World Poker Tour of the year at the Las Vegas Strip mega-resort — begins July 2, and features a $3 million guaranteed prize pool.
On July 11, the WPT returns to the Venetian for a $2,400 buy-in WPT DeepStacks event, which guarantees another $2 million in prize money. The Mid-States Poker Tour also will hop into the mix for the summer series with a $1,600 tournament starting on June 10. That event guarantees that at least $2 million in prize money will be awarded.
The DeepStack Championship Series kicks off on May 3 with the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Survivor ($20,000 guaranteed). May 6 is the first big event of the series, the $400 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack with $150,000 guaranteed.
If you’re looking for a big non-NLH tournament, you may enjoy the $1,600 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, a $200,000 guaranteed event beginning on June 27. All of the six and seven-figure prize pool tournaments offer multiple Day 1 starting flights.
Overall, the series offers a good mix of events for players at all stakes, and features events from two popular tours, the MSPT and WPT. For more details, you can check out the full DeepStack Championship Series schedule.