The WPT World Championship Festival, which runs December 1-20 at the Wynn Las Vegas, will include 12 days of live-streamed action.
Live-stream coverage runs from Dec. 8-20 and includes multiple final tables, four days of action in the record-breaking $15 million guaranteed WPT World Championship, and the debut of one of the highest stakes cash games streamed live in poker history.
Live-streamed Schedule Details
The World Poker Tour has been celebrating its 20th anniversary all year and will conclude its epic Las Vegas festival by handing out millions of dollars to lucky and skilled poker players in what is going to be the largest guaranteed prize pool in live poker history.
“Live-streaming was always going to be an instrumental component to our World Championship schedule,” commented WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “We are committed to presenting some of the most compelling poker content and our live-streaming schedule helps assure global reach, highlighting some of the excitement on property during the 20th Anniversary World Championship Festival.”
From December 8-20, content will be live-streamed on both the WPT’s YouTube and Twitch channels. Starting times will vary daily and might extend up to 12 hours a day.
Here is a breakdown of the scheduled content:
Dec. 8 at 12:30 pm PST, a $50/$100 vlogger’s cash game will run. The game will include WPT ambassadors Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme, Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, Ethan “RampagePoker” Yau, and many more.
Dec. 9 a Ladies cash game, with limits from up to $50/$100, is slated to run. The dedicated stream will feature notable women in poker and include an all-female commentary team.
Dec. 10 and 11, WPT is resurrecting the cash game, Rail Heaven. The high-stakes cash game segment, offering no limit hold’em stakes as high as $1,000/$2,000 will showcase some of the most famous names in poker including WPT ambassador Phil Ivey, Eric Persson and Ben Lamb.
Dec. 12, the first tournament action will hit the streaming schedule and is covering the final table of the $25,700 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event.
Dec. 14 and 15 some of the world’s most popular content creators will be playing for big money. Popular Twitch streamer and YouTuber Alexandra Botez spearheads the lineup for the creator cash game with stakes up to $50/$100.
Dec. 16 blanket coverage of Day 3 of the six-day main event, the WPT World Championship, following play-down action through Day 5 on Dec. 18, and will then culminate with the final table on Dec. 20.
December 18 and 19, respectively, the thrilling conclusions of the $1,100 WPT Ladies Championship and $1,100 WPT Prime Championship will be streamed.
All three championship final tables will be filmed for television, along with the live-stream coverage.
As an additional bonus for its poker audience, the WPT has partnered with the popular Only Friends Podcast, hosted by Matt Berkey and friends, to host a live show prior to each WPT World Championship starting flight. The pre-game shows, starting at 9:45 a.m. on Day 1a, 1b, and 1c, feature the Only Friends cast along with special guests bringing an exciting atmosphere in the Encore Ballroom for players and fans alike.
Full WPT World Championship Festival Schedule
|Dec. 1-4||$600 No-Limit Hold’em||$500,000|
|Dec. 4||$600 No-Limit Hold’em||$500,000|
|Dec. 5||$600 HORSE||$50,000|
|Dec. 5-7||$600 No-Limit Hold’em||$200,000|
|Dec. 6||$600 Limit Omaha 8/B||$50,000|
|Dec. 7-8||$1,100 Seniors Championship (50+)||$200,000|
|Dec. 7||$600 Five Card PLO||$50,000|
|Dec. 8-12||$1,100 WPT Prime Championship NLH||$2,000,000|
|Dec. 8-9||$3,000 8-Game Mix||$200,000|
|Dec. 9||$600 PLO Turbo||$50,000|
|Dec. 10||$600 NLH $1k Bounty Turbo||$50,000|
|Dec. 12-20||$10,400 WPT World Championship NLH||$15,000,000|
|Dec. 12-13||$1,100 HORSE Championship||$100,000|
|Dec. 13-14||$1,100 Limit Omaha 8/B Championship||$100,000|
|Dec. 14||$1,600 NLH $500 Bounty Turbo||$100,000|
|Dec. 15-16||$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em||$500,000|
|Dec. 16-19||$1,600 Mystery Bounty NLH||$2,000,000|
|Dec. 16-18||$1,100 WPT Ladies Championship NLH||$200,000|
|Dec. 16||$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max||$250,000|
|Dec. 17||$5,200 NLH Progressive Bounty||$250,000|
|Dec. 18||$10,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller||N/A|
|Dec. 19||$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em||$200,000|
|Dec. 19||$600 Tag Team Bomb Pot||$50,000|
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Christina is a Las Vegas-based freelance writer who discovered poker at the age of twelve. She’s been a contributor to PokerNews since 2022.