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The World Poker Tour Is Coming To Macau For The First Time Ever This Summer

Ben Horlock

History will be made this summer as the World Poker Tour (WPT) heads to the People’s Republic of China. The Main Tour poker festival is pencilled in for June 18-24.

Held in partnership with Allied Gaming & Entertainment (AGAE) and Wynn Macau – the inaugural and prestigious WPT Macau festival will be coming to the ‘Vegas of the East.’

It’s a groundbreaking move and poker enthusiasts from all over Asia are likely to descend on Macau. It’s central and ideal location makes it easy for people to attend.

World Poker Tour In Macau 2024

June’s extravaganza promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. The WPT Macau festival is set to be headlined by a HK$40,000 buy-in Championship event (June 20-24).

The WPT High Roller event is set to be one of the most popular tournaments of the festival. It currently has a buy-in of HK$200,000. This will be contested from June 19-20.

The Wynn Macau property will play host to the historic festival this summer. The world famous venue is a luxury hotel and casino resort which boasts over 1,000 rooms and suites.

More notably, the Wynn Macau offers 25,400 square metres (273,000 sq ft) of casino space. It really is the ideal destination for the WPT to extend its reach in Asia.

If the festival is a huge success – as many predict – it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Macau become a central poker hub over the next couple of decades.


Macau Set For Tourism Boost

The entertainment market in Macau is already thriving – and the introduction of the WPT Macau festival in June will see it generate a huge spike in tourism.

Many new avenues are set to be explored in its gaming and hospitality sector. After all, it isn’t known as the ‘Vegas of the East’ for nothing.

This exciting mega-event is set to captivate a new wave of global visitors eager to experience the dynamism of our city,” said Linda Chen the president, vice chairman of the Board, and executive director of Wynn Macau.

Adam Pliska, the WPT CEO added: “Thank you to AGAE and Wynn Macau for helping us expand our global footprint. We look forward to an incredible event.”

This summer really does promise to be groundbreaking in the world of poker. It’s an exciting time for enthusiasts all over the globe. Without a doubt, Macau will serve as the perfect destination.

Ben Horlock

Ben is an experienced news and features writer who specializes in providing expert guides on all aspects of online and in-person gambling. Ben has over ten years experience writing for web-based audiences and has strong expertise in casinos, online cryptocurrency gambling platforms as well as slots and table games. Ben has been published across a number of english international news outlets, including InstantCasinos and BitcoinCasino. As well, Ben has worked in social media for four years in the sports gambling industry.