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MSPT and The Venetian expand summer offerings to five events presenting $12 million in guarantees

17 May 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- For Season 9 of the MSPT, we’re expanding our summer offerings in conjunction with The Venetian Las Vegas to five events offering $12 million in guarantees.

In 2014, the MSPT and The Venetian partnered for the first-ever MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event, which drew 854 runners. The tournament has turned into an annual event that grew to 3,273 entries last year, which was the largest poker tournament ever both on the MSPT and at The Venetian.

This year, the keystone $1,100 MSPT Venetian Main Event, which has become one of the summer’s most-anticipated tournaments, will take place June 3-8 and offer four starting flights. Not only that, this year’s guarantee has been increased to $3.5 million!

In addition, there will be a $600 buy-in, $1 million GTD tournament 9-13 June followed by tournaments with buy-ins of $5,000, $1,600 and $3,500. Those three tournaments will have respective GTDs of $1 million, $3 million and $3.5 million!

The final tables from all those events will be broadcast LIVE (15-minute delay) worldwide online using RFID technology allowing all viewers to see the hole cards. In addition, the entire $1,100 MSPT Venetian Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT live blog as well as Day 2 and on in the other four events.

Here’s a look at the MSPT Venetian summer schedule:
  • Main Event 124 – $1,100: 3-8 June ($3,500,000 GTD)
  • Main Event 125 – $600: 9-13 June ($1,000,000 GTD)
  • Main Event 126 – $5,000: 15-17 June ($1,000,000 GTD)
  • Main Event 127 – $1,600: 18-22 June ($3,000,000 GTD)
  • Main Event 128 – $3,500: 25-30 June ($3,500,000 GTD)

Each event is eligible for MSPT Player of the Year points, but each buy-in $1,100 or greater will be calculated at the same level as our $1,100 Main Events. The $600 buy-in tournament will be calculated at 2/3 points of the $1,100 level.

The MSPT tournaments are a part of The Venetian’s Deepstack Extravaganza III, which will feature 150 events from 14 May through 29 July and offer more than $31 million in guaranteed prize pools.

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