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World's largest baccarat tournament returns to The Palazzo

17 July 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on 21 July 2017 at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.

The Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship provides baccarat enthusiasts the ultimate tournament experience. Las Vegas players can compete for a portion of a $1.2 million prize pool over three tournaments: The $200,000 Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament, the $250,000 Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament and the $750,000 Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament, all culminating in the Global Final to be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in 2018.

The $200,000 Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament takes place from 21-24 July and 28-31 July. This tournament features a $25,000 daily prize pool, paid out to 80 winners each day. All Grazie members receive one complimentary tournament entry per day. Unlimited re-buys can be purchased for $50. The top daily winner in the Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament will automatically advance to the Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament.

The invitation-only Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament offers a $250,000 prize pool, with top prize of $200,000. The Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament will take place 6-8 October and features unlimited $1,500 re-buys. The top six winners in the Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament will advance to the preliminary round of the invite-only $750,000 Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament on 4 November.

In addition to sharing in a $750,000 promotional chip prize pool, the top three finishers in the invite-only Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament will advance to the Global Final at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in 2018. Each advancer will receive one complimentary entry to the semi-finals of the Global Final Tournament, including round-trip transportation to Singapore, accommodations at Marina Bay Sands, and a food and beverage allowance for the player and a guest.

The traditional table game of baccarat has taken on a new level of popularity with American audiences, so much so that The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo have taken strides to make the game much more accessible to players with traditional tables available from only a $25 minimum bet, as well as the only Imperial Baccarat on the Strip, a live dealt $5 minimum baccarat game played on an electronic betting terminal.

For more information, visit The Venetian's website or call 866-312-9943.

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