Card Player Poker Tour Returns to Venetian in February

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The year’s poker action is already underway, and enthusiasts are eagerly taking their seats at the virtual and physical tables for electrifying showdowns and strategic gameplay. The poker community has been buzzing with anticipation, readying itself for a year filled with intense competitions, memorable bluffs, and perhaps a few unexpected twists.

In 2024, the action got off to a lively start with its DeepStack Extravaganza (NYE) poker tournament series. Players from all corners of the poker world descended upon the tables, bringing their A-game and a hunger for victory. 

The DeepStack Extravaganza (NYE) was a spectacle of skill and nerve, offering a platform for both seasoned pros and rising stars to showcase their talents. Scheduled to run between December 25th and January 7th, the series offered an impressive $ million in guaranteed cash prizes across 19 poker tournaments.

The main attraction of the DeepStack Extravaganza (NYE), currently in its 13th edition, was the main event with a $1600 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $400,000. The main event kicked off on January 4th, with starting flights lasting until the 6th. 

The 13th edition of the DeepStack Extravaganza featured 3 starting flights that attracted 5900 entries. Those that managed to advance reconvened on January 7th where they faced each other for the championship title. 

More than $19.6 million in prize money has so far been awarded across the past 12 tournaments. In the end, David Coleman would win the Venetian Main Event, thus taking home $115,989. In January last year, Alan Mastic dominated a field of 560 entries, which earned him $131,746 as the champion of the 2023 $1,600 buy-in tournament.

The 2024 DeepStack Extravaganza returns in February

The poker action at The Venetian Poker Room is on fire, offering poker enthusiasts an exceptional array of tournaments with diverse buy-ins. Following the success of the DeepStack Extravaganza (NYE), the excitement continues with the upcoming DeepStack Extravaganza I, slated to run from January 29 to February 18, 2024.

What sets this series apart? Well, it boasts a jaw-dropping nearly $1.5 million in guarantees, setting the stage for intense head-to-heads and exciting victories. Whether you’re a seasoned player looking for challenging competition or a newcomer eager to test the waters, the DeepStack Extravaganza I caters to all levels of poker enthusiasts.

For the upcoming DeepStack Extravaganza, I will offer 3 starting flights, which will start on February 15th and end on the 17th. Successful day 2 gamblers will return on February 18th where they will bathe each other for the trophy, as well as the championship gold coin.

This iteration will mark the 14th CPPT Main Event at the Venetian. Approximately 5,900 entries were made through the first 12 runnings of the tournament, which resulted in close to $19.7 million being paid out to lucky winners. 

The excitement at The Venetian during the DeepStack Extravaganza I doesn’t end with the CPPT tournament; it’s a poker bonanza with several other marquee events stealing the spotlight. The thrilling $200,000 guaranteed $1,100 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian Mystery Bounty Poker Bowl is one of these events.

the Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian Mystery Bounty Poker Bowl is anticipated to begin on February 6th and end on the 8th. If that’s not enough to fuel poker enthusiasts’ passion. the stakes will get even higher with the $300,000 guaranteed $1,600 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl scheduled for Feb. 8-10.

But wait, there’s more! The DeepStack Extravaganza I also boasts a lineup of 24 open events (excluding satellites), each carrying its own guarantee ranging from $5,000 to a whopping $400,000 for the CPPT Venetian main event. Whether you’re a poker pro, a weekend warrior, or somewhere in between, The Venetian’s DeepStack Extravaganza I has something for everyone.

Poker players can expect several more versions of the CPPT Main Event at the Venetian this year. The Venetian Las Vegas has now awarded an astonishing sum exceeding $580,000,000 in poker tournament prize money, as reported by Card Player’s comprehensive database.

This monumental achievement solidifies The Venetian’s position as a global leader in the competitive realm of tournament poker. The vast pool of prize money reflects not only the sheer magnitude of events hosted at The Venetian but also the firm dedication of all the poker enthusiasts who continually grace its tables. 

From seasoned professionals seeking glory to passionate newcomers testing their skills, each tournament has played a part in shaping The Venetian’s legacy as a premier destination for poker excellence.

The Venetian also venturing into the sports betting space

The Venetian has made a name for itself by organizing exceptional poker tournaments, but this year, it is also looking to make waves in the sports betting scene. Known for its stellar poker tournaments, The Venetian is ready to diversify its offerings and make a significant impact in the sports betting arena. 

This year, The Venetian Resorts Las Vegas is taking a bold step into the world of legal sports betting with the inauguration of a cutting-edge Yahoo Sportsbook. In this groundbreaking move, The Venetian is teaming up with William Hill to introduce a cutting-edge sports betting experience with the launch of the Yahoo Sportsbook. 

This more than 12,000-square-foot venue, situated on the main casino floor of the Strip casino hotel, marks a historic collaboration as the first brick-and-mortar sports wagering venue proudly carrying the Yahoo! brand. 

By teaming up with William Hill, which is a prominent player in the sports betting industry, the state-of-the-art sportsbook brings a new dimension to the Las Vegas gaming scene. While Yahoo! may not be the first name that comes to mind in the realm of sportsbooks, its strong connection with fantasy sports enthusiasts and its growing presence in sports wagering make it a noteworthy player in this exciting venture.

The collaboration between Yahoo and BetMGM, established in 2019 through a multi-year partnership, has now come full circle with the unveiling of more than a dozen Yahoo Sportsbooks across the United States. 

While The Venetian isn’t under the MGM umbrella, the recent deal between Yahoo and The Venetian doesn’t raise eyebrows when you consider that both entities share common ownership—they are part of the portfolio of the same private equity firm.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, The Venetian is solidifying its status as a trailblazer in the entertainment and gaming industry. The introduction of the Yahoo Sportsbook not only expands the offerings on the casino floor but also brings a dynamic and engaging element, blending cutting-edge technology with renowned branding to offer patrons an unparalleled sports betting experience in the heart of Las Vegas.

As the excitement of sports betting takes center stage, let’s not forget the thrilling world of poker that has long been a cornerstone of The Venetian’s allure. Alongside the Yahoo Sportsbook, the DeepStack Extravaganza poker tournament series continues to captivate enthusiasts.

Author: Bryan Cook