The Best Live Poker Tournaments to Play in Las Vegas June 25-July 13

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While the traditional World Series of Poker (WSOP) isn’t taking place until the Fall, there’s still plenty of poker action in Las Vegas this summer. In addition to a full schedule of online bracelet events on, there’s a full offering of live events at venues up and down the Strip.

Arguably the biggest and most anticipated is the $10,000 buy-in, $10 million GTD Wynn Millions from June 25-July 3. If you’re looking to make a trip to Sin City this summer, we’ve come up with a suggested agenda of tournaments to play from June 25-July 13.

“This was a fun schedule to plan and involved multiple properties collaborating with one goal in mind - to create a 3-4 week window that was jam-packed with events,” said Wynn Director of Poker Operations Ryan Beauregard. “We knew that if we fit the pieces together correctly, it would create a seamless schedule with a variety of price points and allow players to maximize their tournament schedule while in Las Vegas.”

Who knew you could fit so many great events into a two-week period!

$10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions (June 25-July 3)

Wynn Classic

As already mentioned, the premier live event of the summer appears to be the $10,000 buy-in, $10 million GTD Wynn Millions from June 25-July 3 during the Wynn Summer Classic, a tournament that will be live reported in full by PokerNews.

It will be the largest poker tournament ever hosted by Wynn Las Vegas at up to 90 poker tables.

“In its inaugural year, we expect the Wynn Millions to attract professional and seasoned amateur players from around the world,” said Beauregard. “We’re 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 tournament, which will start players with 40,000 in chips and play 60-minute levels before going to 90-minute levels, will feature three starting flights, each with their own Day 2. The field will then combine on Day 3. Players will be allowed a single re-entry per starting flight.

Here's a look at the "Wynn Millions" schedule.

DateDayTime (PT)Tournament
6/25FridayNoonWynn Millions Day 1A
6/26SaturdayNoonWynn Millions Day 1B
6/27SundayNoonWynn Millions Day 1C
6/28MondayNoonWynn Millions Day 2A + 2B
6/29TuesdayNoonWynn Millions Day 2C
6/30WednesdayNoonWynn Millions Day 3
7/1ThursdayNoonWynn Millions Day 4
7/2FridayNoonWynn Millions Day 5

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WPT Venetian $5,000 Main Event

After competing in the Wynn Millions, you can head down the street to Venetian, which will host a $5,000 buy-in, $3 million GTD World Poker Tour Main Event from July 2-7. The tournament features three starting flights at 11:10 a.m. each day on Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 3; and Sunday, July 4. Registration will remain open until the start of Level 9 (approximately 8:40 p.m.).

DayDateTime (PT)
Day 1AFriday, July 211:10 a.m.
Day 1BSaturday, July 311:10 a.m.
Day 1CSunday, July 411:10 a.m.
Day 2Monday, July 511:00 a.m.
Day 3Tuesday, July 612:00 p.m.
Day 4Wednesday, July 712:00 p.m.

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Wynn $1,600 Mystery Bounty

If the WPT Venetian is too pricey, or perhaps you bust and need another tournament, the Wynn Summer Classic $1,600 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Mystery Bounty Event is sure to be a lot of fun. The tournament starts players with 30,000 in chips and will play 40-minute levels. Day 2 of the tournament will be live reported by PokerNews.

You will receive a $100 bounty for every player you knockout during the Day 1A-1D flights. If you bag, you get to keep your own bounty!

From there, mystery bounties will be awarded beginning on the Day finale2 (Tuesday, July 6) and will range from $500-$100,000. Players will have a sealed envelope drawn for them when they choose to redeem their bounty.

DateDay/Time (PT)EventGTDBuy-InChipsLevels
7/2FRI 12 P.M.Mystery Bounty Day 1A$1,500,000$1,60030,00040
7/3SAT 12 P.M.Mystery Bounty Day 1B$1,500,000$1,60030,00040
7/4SUN 12 P.M.Mystery Bounty Day 1C$1,500,000$1,60030,00040
7/5MON 12 P.M.Mystery Bounty Day 1D$1,500,000$1,60030,00040
7/6TUES 12 P.M.Mystery Bounty Day 2$1,500,000$1,600N/A40

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Wynn $3,500 NLH $1M GTD

Hot on the heels of the Mystery Bounty, Wynn will host a $3,500 buy-in, $1 million GTD No-Limit Hold’em Event. That tournament, which starts players with 30,000 in chips and plays 40-minute levels, offers a pair of starting flights at Noon on Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8 respectively. The surviving players will then return for Day 2 at Noon on Friday, July 9.

Wynn PLO $500 Bounty

If you play the above tournament and don’t happen to make Day 2, then you can jump into the $1,600 buy-in, $100K GTD PLO $500 Bounty at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 9. The tournament starts players with 25,000 in chips, plays 30-minute levels, and awards a $500 bounty for every player you knockout.

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$2,400 WPTDeepStacks Venetian

WPT Venetian
WPT Venetian (Image: WPT)

Finally, you can close out your trip with the Season XIX $2,400 buy-in, $2 million GTD WPT DeepStacks at Venetian from July 9-13. Players start with 30,000 in chips and the Day 1 flights play 40-minute levels. Day 2 and the final table will increase to 60-minute levels until heads-up play, at which point levels will drop down to 30 minutes.

DayDateTime (PT)
Day 1AFriday, July 911:10 a.m.
Day 1BSaturday, July 1011:10 a.m.
Day 1CSunday, July 1111:10 a.m.
Day 2Monday, July 1211 a.m.
Final DayTuesday, July 1312 p.m.

Click here for a look at that event’s full schedule and structure.

Remember, the WSOP will also be hosting a daily online bracelet events throughout July. PokerNews will be offering live updates from each tournament. Click here for more details and a look at the schedule.

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