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WPT World Championship Festival Spotlights Women In Poker Poker
Smit Trivedi
Posted on 09 Nov, 2023
By Smit Trivedi
On 09 Nov, 2023
By Smit Trivedi
On 09 Nov, 2023

WPT World Championship Festival Spotlights Women In Poker

The World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship festival at Wynn Las Vegas is made up of a robust schedule of events, including many female-focused initiatives, which are anchored by the second-annual WPT Ladies Championship.

“We greatly appreciate the incredible support of the players who participated in last year’s Ladies Championship and are looking forward to an even bigger event this year,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “We salute the many woman pioneers in this industry and are happy to be part of meaningful events that support our continued admiration.”

The WPT’s ongoing commitment to increasing female participation in poker is driven by an executive leadership team that is 50% female. The 2022 WPT Ladies Championship debut drew a field of 578 women, generating a $560,660 prize pool. The eventual champion, Lina Niu, came away with the $105,136 first-place prize.

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This year’s WPT Ladies Championship will run from 6th-8th December. The event features a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool, as well as a livestreamed final table. Through WPT satellites and giveaways at various Ladies Meet-Up Games, 10 tournament seats have already been awarded to women around the world.

On 8th December, ahead of the WPT Ladies Championship final-table finale, The Ladies Mimosa MUG, hosted by Jamie Kerstetter, will occur in the Wynn Poker Room from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Last year’s event saw more than 150 women in attendance. This year, 19 splash pot prizes will be awarded during live-action play, ranging from gift bags to $1,100 WPT Prime seats.

Another special event is set for 7th December, on Day 2 of the Ladies Championship. There will be a viewing party in the WPT VIP Passport Lounge, broadcasting all four televised episodes of the 2022 WPT Ladies Championship. The viewing party will be an invitation-only event for select members of Poker League of Nations (PLON), Poker Power, Women’s Poker Association (WPA) and Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF).

About the World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments.

WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 21st season, which airs on Bally Sports in the United States. Season XXI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. 

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