How to qualify for the $40 million guaranteed WPT World Championship

Mo Afdhal
Posted on: October 03, 2023 08:05 PDT

The World Poker Tour's spectacular season-ender, the WPT World Championship, looms not far ahead on the poker world's horizon, and there are numerous ways for you to win your way into the $40 million guaranteed event.

The WPT expects upwards of 1,000 players to qualify for the $10,400 buy-in event via both online and live paths. Satellites run through WPT Global, ClubWPT, Wynn Las Vegas, and a record-setting number of WPT casino partners around the globe.

“Once again, holding true to last year, we are proud to offer a wide assortment of opportunities for players to secure their seat in the World Championship,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “WPT Global is the foremost avenue for international online players to qualify, while our casino partners scattered across the globe are hosting satellites and promotions to bring players from all walks of life to Wynn Las Vegas this December.”

Win a WPT Passport...from your living room

WPT Global offers direct WPT World Championship qualifier tournaments every Sunday, one at 5:30pm ET with a $1,060 buy-in and eight $12,400 Passports guaranteed, the other, a $220 buy-in at 7:30pm ET that guarantees one. Additionally, you can play feeder tournaments into the Sunday Qualifiers with buy-ins as low as $5.

On top of that, WPT Global offers more ways to score a $12,400 Passport, including the upcoming WPT Fall Festival, a monthly Discord Tournament challenge, a weekly Scavenger Hunt, a PLO Rake Challenge, and the Kings of Cash promotion. You can find the details for all WPT Global qualifying routes on its website.

Meanwhile, ClubWPT has already awarded 10 WPT World Championship Passports to players across the United States. The $1,500 WPT World Championship Challenge 300-player finale on November 5th will award ten more seats alone. There are two more satellite opportunities for ClubWPT members to win their way into the finale, on October 8th and 15th.

There are additional WPT World Championship promotions on ClubWPT still to come, so expect further announcements in the coming weeks.

As an added bonus, all WPT Global and ClubWPT qualifiers will have access to exclusive VIP experiences during the WPT World Championship festival.

Live qualifiers abound

Live satellites also play a major role in the World Championship qualifier total, coming from WPT's global casino partners, which include:

  • Aspers Casino
  • Barbados Federation
  • bestbet Jacksonville
  • Bicycle Casino
  • Card Casino Bratislava
  • Casino Gran Via
  • Crown Poker Club
  • CTP Club
  • Gardens Casino
  • Gulf Goast Poker Tour
  • Main Event Travel
  • Malta Poker Festival
  • Playground Poker Club
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino
  • Texa Poker
  • The Star Gold Coast
  • Thunder Valley Casino

The Wynn Las Vegas will hold live $1,100 buy-in WPT World Championship satellites in December amidst the festival of events. From December 9th onwards, Wynn Las Vegas will hold a spree of ten satellites. Nine of those events guarantee 25 seats, while the flagship satellite on Dec 11th boasts a 75-seat guarantee.

Now's the perfect time to start planning how you'll get your hands on one of the coveted WPT World Championship Passports. Happy hunting!

Feature Image Courtesy of Joe Giron Photography