The summer poker scene in Las Vegas will be popping even without the WSOP, thanks to events such as the Venetian DeepStack Championship Series. And that isn’t the only casino around town that will be spreading some juicy tournaments and cash games.
Venetian’s popular annual series is back for the first time since 2019, and it’s going to be one of the biggest ever. Throughout the course of 121 events and nearly two months, the DeepStack Championship Series guarantees at least $15 million will be paid out to its players. On top of the big bucks at stake, competitors will also have an opportunity to win a World Poker Tour and Mid-States Poker Tour title along the way.
Buy-ins for the series range from $200 all the way up to $5,000, perfect for just about every type of tournament player. No-limit hold’em is the game played during most events, but there are some non-NLH tournaments out there, including the $1,600 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship beginning June 27, that guarantees at least $200,000 in prize money.
Big events during the Venetian DeepStack Championship Series
You’re chasing more than just life-changing money during the Venetian DeepStack Championship Series. There are three events on the schedule that are worth more than just the potential money earned, starting with the $1,600 MSPT event, which kicks off June 10.
The MSPT at the Venetian features a $2 million guaranteed prize pool and provides players with three Day 1 starting flights to enter. In November, the Venetian hosted another MSPT event, and the young up-and-coming poker star Landon Tice shipped it for $201,529.
The World Poker Tour will return to the Venetian for the second time in 2021 as it hosts a $5,000 buy-in Main Tour event beginning July 2. With $3 million up for grabs and a WPT trophy, it will certainly be the crown jewel of the Venetian DeepStack Championship Series. Day 1 runs July 2, 3, and 4, and the final table is set for July 7.
Additionally, the World Poker Tour is hosting a WPT DeepStacks tournament during the series with another $2 million at stake. The buy-in is $2,400 and play begins July 9, with the final table scheduled for July 13.
In total, there are 121 events throughout the summer series. You can check out the entire schedule over on the Venetian’s website. Each event comes with a guaranteed prize pool, and numerous tournaments promise over $100,000 awarded. There are juicy events for players at all stakes, whether you’re a recreational low stakes player or a mid-stakes grinder.
Venetian isn’t the only spot for tournament poker in Las Vegas during the summer of 2021. Over at Wynn, a neighboring casino on the Las Vegas Strip, a summer series was recently announced. Dates, schedules, and details have yet to be released, but expect that to come in the next week or so. We also expect additional properties, potentially Golden Nugget and Planet Hollywood, to schedule some big poker events for the summer.
If you’re looking for some summer work and have experience dealing cards, the Venetian might be an option. The Las Vegas mega resort is seeking seasonal poker dealers for all shifts during its Deepstack Championship Series. For more information and to apply for work, visit the Sands Corp career website.
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