Both visitors and Las Vegas locals alike eagerly anticipate many poker events that take place throughout the year in the poker capital. Las Vegas Poker Source recommends that poker players not miss the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza, a nearly four week long poker series that debuted in 2007 at the Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Beginning January 29th, the large and luxurious Venetian poker room plays host once again to this recurring poker tournament series, which offers poker tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $340 to $5000. Poker players can choose from a multitude of No Limit Hold Em, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and H.O.R.S.E. tournaments.
Want to win your way into one of these events? Single table satellites are available to players each day in the Venetian Poker Room from 8am-2am, with two winners advancing to the respective poker tournament. There are also Super Satellites into the main event being held on Friday February 19th at Noon, 4pm and 8pm. The first two are $220 buy-in with $200 rebuys and the evening satellite will cost $540 with no rebuys. Winners from the Super Satellites will advance to the NAPT Main Event ($5000 five day event) on Saturday February 20.
This year’s main event is double the price tag of the former $2500 main event, and is also being sponsored by PokerStars. North American Poker Tour (NAPT) is the new live tournament poker series that will continue across the country after this initial stop in Las Vegas. PokerStars is the largest online poker site in the world and will likely grow even more in popularity as they branch out into the live venues.
The Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza Poker Tournament Series is held in high regard by poker players of all skill levels. In the past, events have been won by amateurs and professionals alike (from all over the world as well). Poker players travel far and wide to Las Vegas specifically to attend this poker event. It is one of the most well known poker series in Las Vegas, only falling behind The World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour on the list of major poker events. The past prize pools have gotten as large as more than $3 million in the course of one Deep Stack series. With the new larger main event buy-in, combined with more and more players catching on to the poker trend and traveling to this event, players can expect even larger fields and continuously growing prize pools to kick off the 2010 version of the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza.
In addition to the Deep Stack Extravaganza schedule, The Venetian Poker Room will also be offering a second chance tournament every evening at 7pm. For a $120 buy-in, players receive 7500 in chips and 20 minute blind levels. The poker room will also have a large variety of live action cash games running 24 hours a day. The poker room offers tableside beverage and food service, chair massages, and poker room rates based on availability and clocked cash game hours. For more information on poker room rates, call 877-444-3777.
For more information about the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza Poker Series schedule and structures, as well as other poker happenings in Las Vegas, visit Las Vegas Poker Source.