For many casinos, especially in Las Vegas, there is at least one marquee poker event that they hang their hat on. In the case of Wynn Las Vegas, that tournament is the season-ender for the World Poker Tour, the WPT Championship, which brings the players in droves to the popular casino. Now, Wynn Las Vegas is looking to make “lightning strike twice” as they introduce a new poker festival in just a few weeks that will attempt to draw in the players.
2024 Wynn Millions Offers Something for All Players
Beginning on February 19, the 2024 Wynn Millions will try to offer something for players of every budget and discipline. Two tournaments will be offered each day of the schedule, with the action kicking off with a $500 No Limit Hold’em event which will feature a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. Later on Opening Day, players who appreciate a faster pace will have a $200 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament, also featuring a $10,000 guarantee to whet players’ appetite.
Perhaps the biggest feature of the Wynn Millions will be multiple events with at least a six-figure guaranteed prize pool. The buy-ins on these tournaments will range from $400 ($200,000 guarantee) to the Main Event of the tournament, a $3500 buy-in tournament with a $3 million guaranteed prize pool. All totaled, there will be over $8 million in guaranteed events offered during the run of the Wynn Millions.
Some of the other poker disciplines garner attention that is not usually seen in these major poker schedules. Omaha Hi/Lo, Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., and a unique P.O.T. (Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Deuce to Seven Triple Draw) all have some sun shone on their games. There will also be six-handed tournaments (including a $500,000 No Limit Hold’em guaranteed event), a Ladies’ tournament ($25,000 guaranteed), and two Seniors’ tournaments ($50,000 and $100,000 guaranteed).
Busy Time of the Tournament Poker Year
The start of any year is normally the busiest time of the tournament poker season. Many years ago, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the Aussie Millions were the two dominant poker destinations, with those tournaments offering players the opportunities to get out of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and into the warmer climes of summer in Melbourne (Aussie Millions) or the Bahamas (PCA).
The World Poker Tour at one point also kept this hectic early pace up. They routinely held events in Mississippi (Tunica), Florida (the Lucky Hearts Poker Open), and California (the L. A. Poker Classic and the Bay 101 Shooting Stars), all major poker events that have fallen off the roster for the WPT. This is not just in the U. S., either; in Europe, the start of the year traditionally saw many of the major European Poker Tour festivals being held.
Nowadays, the tours (and the independent events) have learned to spread the major poker parties throughout the year. Of course, the biggest of them all is the World Series of Poker in the summers in Las Vegas, which should announce its schedule at any time now for the upcoming “gathering of the poker clan.” The end of the year has become another battleground for poker, where the WPT (the WPT Championship), the WSOP (the WSOP Paradise inaugural year was in 2023), and the EPT (Prague) all hold major events in December.
For a full look at the 2024 Wynn Millions schedule, including satellites for many events, be sure to visit the Wynn Poker Room web page for details. It should be yet another popular stop for the denizens of the poker world – as if there’s an excuse necessary to go to one of the top properties in Las Vegas and one of the best poker rooms.