HOW TO ENTER A WPT EVENT
How to enter a WPT event
Check out the WPT tournament schedule and choose the tournaments you want to play in.
Contact participating casinos to confirm tournament dates and to obtain information regarding the buy-in fee and registration deadlines.
Register with the host casino and provide payment in order to reserve a seat in the tournament.
Play in the tournament and advance to the final table for a chance to win a share of the prize pool and be a part of the WPT TV show on the Travel Channel!
How does it work?
Each tournament requires a player to "buy-in" by paying a fee, usually $5,000 to $10,000 per tournament, or by winning a "satellite" tournament where the entry fees are lower.
The size of the prize pool depends on the number of entrants and is shared among the top finishers. Usually 35-40% of the prize pool goes to the winner and smaller amounts go to the top 20 or 30 players. For example, if 150 players buy-in at $10,000 each, the prize pool will be $1,500,000. The first place winner would take home over $500,000 and the top 20 finalists would split the remaining million dollars!
Once players register, table and seat numbers are drawn at random and assigned to each player. All players start with an equal amount of chips and play until the winner has all of the chips. Play proceeds in timed rounds. At the end of each round, the "blinds", or forced bets, increase and make the action move faster.
#As players are knocked out, tables are consolidated until only the final six players remain. The action then moves from the tournament room into the WPT Arena where the final table action continues in front of a live audience and television cameras.