Owen and Neeme Hosting Bellagio Meet-Up Game Next Week at WPT Five Diamond

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World Poker Tour (WPT) ambassadors Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen are taking their trademark meet-up games to the Bellagio in Las Vegas next week as part of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

The beloved poker vloggers will host a $2/$5 meet-up game on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the luxurious Las Vegas casino and will run 15 tables. Additionally, Neeme and Owen will be firing in tournaments throughout the series, which is running Oct. 7-23 and culminates with the $10,400 buy-in Main Event Oct. 19-23.

Play With Neeme & Owen

Since joining the WPT team earlier this year, Neeme and Owen have been active ambassadors and traveled to various WPT stops around the country.

In August, Owen hosted a ClubWPT bounty freeroll and ended up winning the event to earn a $12,000 World Championship Passport, while he also finished second in a WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa event for $20,530, his biggest live score to date, according to The Hendon Mob.

The two are no strangers to the Bellagio Poker Room and Owen logged a "big cash game win" there during his August heater, which he called "by far the best run of my life."

Owen won yet another seat into the WPT World Championship on Oct. 9 when he finished in the top eight of a WPT Global event. Owen, who gave his previously won seat to second-place finisher William Hanes, wrote on Twitter that he will "be giving this seat to a viewer at some point" and noted that he has another seat "to give away."

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Another WPT ambassador, world-renowned DJ Steve Aoki, will crash the meet-up game and plans to arrive around 12:30 p.m. and depart at 1:30 p.m. Later in the evening, from 5-6 p.m., a meet-and-greet will take place in the Bellagio Sportsbook, giving players a chance to hang out with Neeme and Owen.

WPT is planning on giving away two seats to the Five Diamond Main Event and is currently running a Twitter promotion through the end of Oct. 14, which promises a $12,000 package to the Main Event. The second promotion will run during the meet-up game's first four hours of play and the player that scores the highest poker hand during that time will win a $10,400 seat.

Players may sign up with the Bellagio Poker Room, by phone or in person, 24 hours in advance to secure their spot in the meet-up game.

Additionally, there are plenty of ways to win seats into the WPT World Championship, including through satellites on WPT Global, ClubWPT and the WPT Feeder and Funnel Program, which allows players to win seats through live events, according to a WPT press release. WPT expects for more than 500 players to qualify into the $15 million guaranteed event.

For more information about the different ways to qualify into the WPT World Championship, visit http://www.worldpokertour.com/wpt-world-championship-satellites-and-qualifiers.

Photo courtesy of WPT

Did You Know the World Poker Tour is Online?

The launch of WPT Global means that poker players around the world now have the chance to win their way to WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the world's largest cash game poker networks, WPT Global is available in over 50 countries and territories around the world.

WPT Global offers a large deposit match bonus: 100% on deposits up to $1,200 (using any payment method). New players depositing a minimum of $20 automatically receive this match bonus which is unlocked in $5 increments (credited straight to the cashier) for every $20 of rake contribution.

Both tournaments and cash games count towards bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.

  • WPT ambassadors Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen will host a meet-up game at Bellagio for WPT Five Diamond.

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