Bellagio Set For Fifth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
Las Vegas poker action and the weather continue to heat up with the Fifth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic set to open at the Bellagio for an April 7th through April 27th run. The final event of the Five Star is the $25,000 WPT Championship that determines the World Poker Tour’s 2007 Champion. Players, fans and media flock to the Bellagio Resort from around the world for the Five Star World Poker Classic making it one of the World’s premier poker events.
The 2006 5-Star World Poker Classic paid out a record prize pool and the WPT Championship event created three new poker millionaires. Winner and defending champion, Joe Bartholdi, carted away $3,760,165 plus a large trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Can Joe repeat?
About the time the 5-Star is winding down the action moves down the strip to Caesars Palace for the April 22nd through May 2nd WSOP Circuit Event that is capped by a $10K main event guaranteed to draw a poker pro rich field of players. The 2007 WSOP Circuit Event at Caesars Palace offers tournaments with buy-ins starting at $500 so you have no excuse for not playing in this one.
Satellites have already begun for both events so come early and play for one of the cheap seats. Both of the tournaments, Bellagio’s Five Star World Poker Classic and the WSOP Circuit stop at Caesars Palace also serve as warm-ups for the granddaddy of all poker tournaments, the 2007 World Series of Poker, scheduled for June 1st through July 17th at the Rio Resort in Las Vegas. Offering a record 55 events including the $50K H.O.R.S.E. event considered by many to be the “real world poker championship,” the 2007 WSOP includes some added lower buy-in mix-game events so every budget can show their all-around poker skills. 2007 WSOP pre-registration has already opened so go through the schedule and choose your events and pre-register here. It’s a good idea to make your plans now to be in Las Vegas for the upcoming months of major tournament poker action, don’t be shut out.