WPT Montreal Is Coming Back for the First Time Since 2019

The prestigious WPT festival will feature a C$2 Million guaranteed Championship event, along with a number of more affordable WPT tournaments and the popular Meet Up Game with Brad Owen and other WPT Ambassadors.
WPT Montreal Is Coming Back for the First Time Since 2019
April 22, 2024

Canada hosted one major poker tournament earlier this year, as World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) made a stop in Toronto for the first time ever. This May, the prestigious World Poker Tour (WPT) will be returning to Montreal, following a five year hiatus.

With the last WPT Montreal event being played back in 2019, Canadian players will be itching to get back into action and look to add their names to the prestigious Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup in May.

According to Cardplayer Lifestyle Magazine, WPT 2024 will come in full swing for this stop, as the festival will feature the popular WPT Championship event, along with lower buyin events like WPT Prime and WPT500, allowing everyone to fight for a major trophy within their price range.

The WPT Montreal festival kicks-off on May 9, when the WPT500 event will begin, and will run all the way to May 22, with dozens of side events running along the way.

Live poker in North America has been on the uptick in recent months, with the PokerStars Live 2024 once again set to feature NAPT stops, and numerous WSOP, WSOPC, and WPT events continue to attract thousands of players.

Montreal Plays Host to a Massive Poker Festival

WPT Montreal has historically been one of the most successful WPT events, with a total of seven previous iterations of the event played and seven champions crowned, including late Mike Sexton and Jarred Jaffe among others.

This one will be the biggest yet, however, as WPT has been doing a lot to grow its scope in recent years, namely introducing WPT Prime and WPT500 to most of its WPT Main Tour stops.

What’s even more, the popular Meet Up Game will be played at WPT Montreal for the first time, which should entice even more poker fans and enthusiasts to make their way to Montreal.

The festival starts with the C$590 WPT500, which will run between May 9 and 13 and allow players to experience the allure of WPT without having to pay the big bucks to play in the Championship, and still fight for a significant C$500,000 prize pool.

On May 12, WPT Prime event with a C$1,000,000 prize pool and C$1,150 buyin will get underway, offering yet another affordable opportunity at WPT glory.

Both events, in combination with a number of side events, will also allow those who make a deep run and cash for significant numbers to enter the WPT Montreal Championship, which starts on May 16 and runs until May 22.

The Championship event will come with a C$3,500 buyin and a C$2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, which we expect will be shattered if previous versions of the event are anything to go by.

In addition to these, the festival will also feature a C$10,500 High Roller, several Mystery Bounty and PKO events with lower buyins, and a C$600 Pot Limit Omaha event for the lovers of the Great Game.

WPT Meet Up Game Comes to Canada

For the first time ever, WPT Montreal will include a Meet Up Game, a concept that did not exist when the tournament was last played in 2019.

The Meet Up Game will be hosted by none other than everyone’s favorite poker Vlogger Brad Owen, with WPT legends Matt Savage, Vince Van Patten, and Tony Dunst all joining in the fun as well.

Along with these, WPT Global Ambassadors Xuan Liu and Jon Van Fleet, as well as Nikki Limo and Conrad Simpson are all expected to feature in the game.

Running on May 14th, the Meet Up Game will feature a number of $1/3 and $2/5 cash game tables, where casual poker players and fans will get a chance to play the game with their poker heroes.

If you love playing live poker and live anywhere in Canada or the USA, mark the dates and consider the WPT Montreal festival for your next big poker excursion, as there is something on the schedule for every type of poker player imaginable.

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