April 28, 2021 Casino, Poker, Land-Based, Partnerships

Wynn Las Vegas adds ‘Wynn Millions’ tournament to its Summer Classic poker series


New tournament features guaranteed $10m prize pool, latest sign of Vegas’ revival.

Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday unveiled the new “Wynn Millions” tournament, which it said will be the climactic event of the Wynn Summer Classic poker series.

The Wynn Summer Classic, which includes more than 30 tournaments, is scheduled to run May 27 to July 13. Events include pot-limit Omaha, Omaha 8 or better, HORSE, and both seniors’ and ladies’ tournaments.

The guaranteed prize pool for all events of the Summer Classic is more than $16m.

The Wynn Millions tournament, a no-limit Texas Hold 'Em event, is slated for June 25 to July 2. It will offer a guaranteed prize pool of $10m and will be held on up to 90 poker tables, making it the largest poker tournament ever hosted by Wynn Las Vegas.

“In its inaugural year, we expect the Wynn Millions to attract professional and seasoned amateur players from around the world,” Ryan Beauregard, executive director of poker operations at Wynn Las Vegas, said in a statement. “We are hopeful that the super-sized guarantee of $10 million emphasizes our goal of making the Wynn Millions a staple event for years to come, adding to our already world-class tournament schedule.”

The return of the Wynn Summer Classic, along with the World Series of Poker’s recent announcement of in-person events scheduled for the fall at the Rio Hotel and Casino, are the latest signs Las Vegas is getting back on its feet after pandemic shutdowns.

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