The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino will be played between May 31st and July 6th 2015.
Last year’s WPT500 at Aria was a huge success. The tournament had a $1,000,000 GTD prize pool, which was easily exceeded, as a total of 3599 players entered the event, which provided a huge prize pool of nearly $1,800,000 in cold hard cash.
Due to lat year’s success – the 2015 WPT500 will boast a $2,000,000 GTD prize pool. Plus, rather than five starting days, this year’s event will have 10 starting days staggered throughout May, June and July – providing everyone with the chance to enter.
I’ve posted the full WPT500 schedule at the end of the article, including the ten starting flight dates.
Everything is bigger this year, except for the buy-in, which will remain the same at $500 +$65. Players are allowed to re-enter once on each starting flight, which means you could potentially re-buy up to 20 times in the tournament if needed.
You can also re-enter on a new starting day even if you had chips left from a previous starting flight. You’ll only be able to play with your highest chip stack on Day 2, but this allows players with the bankroll to try and have a top-starting stack for Day 2.
With so much money on the line, including a guaranteed $200,000 to first place, having a big starting stack for Day 2 is obviously ideal and some players will be willing to invest in multiple starting flights, if needed, to achieve a workable stack for the second day.
Win your way into the WPT500 at Party Poker
There are multiple ways to win seats into the WPT500 at Party Poker over the next couple months. Party Poker will be hosting daily qualifiers until June 21st 2015. Players will be able to win a WPT500 prize package or simply entry into the WPT500.
Players will be able to win one of two prize packages. The $2000 WPT500 package includes your buy-in, 4-nights accommodation at the Aria and $750 in cash to help with travel. The second package just includes a buy-in to the WPT500 – valued at $565.
Party Poker is also running the “Kings of Vegas” promotion – offering even more chances to win a prize package to WPT500.
There are 25 prize packages available during the Kings of Vegas promotion. Each prize package is worth $6000 and includes your buy-in and a friends buy-in. Will you and a friend be able to become the King of Vegas?
Players will have the chance to earn tickets into Kings of Vegas Coinflip S&G’s multiple ways. If you’re lucky enough to win one of the Coinflip S&G’s you’ll be entered into the weekly final where you’ll have a chance at winning one of the $6000 prize packages.
Visit the Kings of Vegas promotion page to find out how to earn Coinflip S&G tickets.
Complete WPT500 schedule
· May 31st (Sunday): Day 1A starts at 12:00pm PT
· June 1st (Monday): Day 1B starts at 12:00pm PT
· June 2nd (Tuesday): Day 1C starts at 12:00pm PT
· June 6th (Saturday): Day 1D starts at 12:00pm PT
· June 7th (Sunday): Day 1E starts at 12:00pm PT
· June 8th (Monday): Day 1F starts at 12:00pm PT
· July 2nd (Thursday): Day 1G starts at 12:00pm PT
· July 3rd (Friday): Day 1H starts at 12:00pm PT
· July 4th (Saturday): Day 1I starts at 12:00pm PT
· July 5th (Sunday): Day 1J starts at 8:00am PT
· July 5th (Sunday): Day 2 starts at 1:00pm PT
· July 6th (Monday): Day 3 (Final Table) starts at 12:00pm PT