The World Poker Tour announced a partnership with the One Drop Foundation in February, and this week the first new events to come from this collaboration were announced. The first two of several expected forthcoming charity events are set take place at the Wynn Las Vegas during the 2023 Wynn Summer Classic. The first will be a $10 million guaranteed $10,500 buy-in event running from July 9-14, with the second being a $111,000 buy-in super high roller that will mark the return of the WPT Alpha8 high-stakes tournament imprint.
“We are proud to once again pair up with Wynn Las Vegas as the host venue for our maiden WPT EveryOne for One Drop event, and the return of Alpha 8, during the Wynn Summer Classic,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “It is remarkable how quickly these events came together, but not surprising given One Drop’s worthy charitable cause of ensuring sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to communities around the world.”
The $10,000,000 guaranteed WPT EveryOne for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas will kick off with the first of three starting flights on July 9. The event will then play two more standard days with a combined field on July 12 and 13 before the live-streamed final table is held on July 14.
The high roller offering, known officially as the WPT Alpha 8 for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas, kicks off on the same day as the previous One Drop event’s final table: July 14. Streaming coverage of this nosebleed-stakes affair will begin the following day for day 2, with the champion decided on July 16 at the live-streamed final table.
A portion of the entry fee from both events being donated directly to the One Drop Foundation
“We are excited to put on our first-ever One Drop Foundation events in partnership with WPT and the WPT Foundation,” said One Drop Foundation Chief Marketing and Events Officer Alexandre Meunier. “It is a pleasure to be hosted at the beautiful Wynn Las Vegas. We thank them for their hospitality and support in advancing our global mission.”
“The 2023 Wynn Summer Classic was already slated to be a spectacular tournament series,” said Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “With the addition of the WPT One Drop Foundation events, the schedule is even more impressive. We are proud to bring these events to Wynn Las Vegas, and be a part of this charitable partnership.”
The tour also recently announced that the 2023 WPT World Championship is set to take place to Wynn Las Vegas this winter the updated take on the WPT’s season-ending festival enjoyed highly-successful debut at the venue last December. More info on the upcoming charity events, the WPT World Championship and more can be found on the WPT’s official website.