The newest online poker room, WPT Global, is throwing a big summer poker party, and the operator is guaranteeing more than $3.5 million across all the events. There is a packed schedule of side events throughout the series, including Hold’em, Omaha, and Short Deck games, and all Canadians (excluding Ontario residents) can take a shot at the prizes.
WPT Global came onto the global online poker scene quietly in April of 2022 and partnerships with Asian poker rooms gave it a solid player pool right from the start. The WPT Global Summer Festival is the operator’s first foray into the tournament series game.
The main series has 12 major events on the schedule, with tournaments guaranteeing $1 million a piece. With qualifying flights running from the opening day of the series, the $1 For $1 Million event may well be one of the biggest value tourneys available anywhere, with players spending just $1 for a shot at $1 million in guaranteed prizes.
With one million entries required to hit the guarantee, the $1 For $1 Million game is sure to overlay, giving massive added value to players in the mix and opening day flights for the big game run every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the series.
Two Million-Dollar Games
In addition to the massive $1 For $1 Million tournament, the Main Event for the WPT Global Summer Festival also has a cool million guaranteed. Players will have to shell out $330 to get into the game, meaning it will require more than 3000 entries to match that lofty promise.
Beyond the biggest games, there still looks to be a lot of value across the 12 major events in the series. The Micro Opener, which ran from Jul 20 – 24, had $10k guaranteed for just a $2 buy-in, and all players who made Day 2 were automatically in the money.
Among the other notable events on the main schedule are the two Summer Showdown games. The main game costs $220 to enter with $250k guaranteed, but there is even more potential value in the Mini version, which costs just $22 to get into with a chance at a share of $50k in guaranteed prizes.
WPT Global Summer Festival Main Schedule
|Jul 20 – 24||The Micro Opener||$2||$10,000|
|July 20 – 24||The Opener||$220||$150,000|
|Jul 20 – Aug 22||$1-$1Million||$1||$1,000,000|
|July 25 – 31||Summer Showdown||$220||$250,000|
|July 25 – July 31||The Mini Showdown||$22||$50,000|
|Aug 1 – Aug 7||PLO Championshp||$220||$150,000|
|Aug 1 – Aug 7||PLO Micro Championship||$22||$20,000|
|Aug 1 – Aug 7||Short Deck Bounty Championship||$110||$100,000|
|Aug 8 – 14||Summer Progressive Bounty Championship||$220||$300,000|
|Aug 8 – 14||Mini Summer Progressive Bounty Championship||$11||$20,000|
|Aug 12 – 21||Main Event||$330||$1,000,000|
|Aug 12 – 21||Mini Main Event||$33||$100,000|
Valuable Side Events
In addition to the central schedule detailed above, the series is chock-full of side events. Among the highlighted events on the side of the WPT Global Summer Festival are a PLO Progressive Bounty event on July 28 for $75 with $15k guaranteed and the Short Deck Bounty Hunter the following day for $55 with $5k guaranteed.
Selected Upcoming Side Events at WPT Global Summer Festival
|Jul 27||Short Deck Bounties 4Max||$55||$5,000|
|Jul 27||Deepstack Progressive Bounties||$110||$8,000|
|Jul 28||PLO Progressive Bounties||$75||$15,000|
|Jul 29||PLO High Roller 6Max||$550||$20,000|
|Jul 29||Short Deck County Hunter 4Max||$55||$5,000|
|Jul 30||Deepstack Progressive Bounties||$110||$8,000|
|Jul 31||PLO Bounty Hunter||$22||$5,000|
|Jul 31||SD Bounty Hunter||$11||$1,000|
|Aug 01||Deepstack Progressive Bounties||$55||$10,000|
Join WPT Global for Summer Festival Bonuses
While the Summer Festival is ongoing, WPT Global offers some “great bonuses to new players” on the platform:/go/grwptglobal-poker/. From now until July 31st, for each new player who makes an opening deposit on the platform, WPT Global will give them a free ticket to the $1 For $1 Million. That nice bonus will give new players a free shot at the biggest value game of the whole series.
There is more on offer for first-time depositors, however, depending on the size of the initial deposit:
- Deposit $100 or more for a ticket to the July 25-31 $50,000 Guarantee $22 Mini Showdown.
- Deposit $500 or more for a ticket to the Aug. 1-7 $100,000 Guarantee $110 Short Deck Bounty Championship.
- Deposit $1,000 or more and receive a ticket to the July 25-31 $250,000 Guarantee $220 Summer Showdown.
If you haven’t already given WPT Global a try, this could be the perfect time to jump into the game. With welcome bonuses and some genuinely amazing value across the Summer Festival, WPT Global is the place to be for some scorching poker action this summer.