PartyPoker Goes Heads Up with WSOP Main Event in Vegas
The “partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino” has been rescheduled for July 4 to July 9, which puts its head to head with the first few days of the WSOP Main Event.
The $565 buy-in event guarantees $1 million in prize money, and should be attractive to players who are in Las Vegas to watch the later stages of the WSOP.
From June 11 until the WPT500, the Aria is running a series of lower buy-in events that will compete with the Daily Deep Stack (non-bracelet) events at the Rio.
The Aria will feature two daily tournaments leading up to the WPT500 as compared to the three events available most days at the Rio.
The early events which promise cards in the air at 1pm feature buy-ins ranging from $235 – $340, followed by the $150 evening events with $175 bounty events mixed in on select days.
The the Daily Deepstack events run at 3pm, 6pm and 10pm most days until the Main Event plays down to a Final Table on July 14 with $235, $185 and $135 buy-ins respectively.
July 1 will see the start of twice daily super satellites for the WPT500 which will continue until the event starts on July 4. The series will also include a PLO event, 2 2-7 Triple Draw event, two an Open Face Chinese Shootouts and a Ladies and Seniors event.
The first Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event starts on July 5, but Event #62B: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop will still be running when the WPT500 kicks off. The WPT500 finishes on July 9.
“With the WPT500 you get everything you expect from the WPT except this is with a cheaper buy-in!” said Team partypoker.com’s Mike Sexton, emphasizing the event’s market positioning.
partypoker is also running online satellites that offer a $1,700 package which included tournament entry, spending money and accommodations. Satellites start from $1.