The Star Gold Coast will play host to the first major casino-based tournament series in any of Australia’s major cities since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with WPTDeepstacks making its long-awaited return from 21 to 31 May 2021.
WPTDeepStacks will feature 10 events across 11 days of tournament action, starting with a $750 buy-in Opening Event on Friday 21 May and concluding with the $1,500 Main Event, running from 27 to 31 May and featuring three Day 1 flights.
Other highlights include a $5K Challenge and a 1-day, $2k buy-in event, while there are also two $330 buy-in and two $440 buy-in events on the schedule.
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“While prestigious international tournaments like WPT Australia may not be on the cards just at the moment, securing WPTDeepStacks for the city is a really exciting step forward and a promising sign of brighter times to come,” said The Star Gold Coast’s Chief Operating Officer, Jessica Mellor.
“May is a particularly stunning time of year on the Gold Coast – we are famed for being the go-to destination as southerners escape the chill for the warmth of our sub-tropical weather, so this tournament is more than just a competition, it’s a chance for poker fans to stay, play and holiday in paradise.”
Aside from representing the first major tournament series in major city casino in more than a year, WPTDeepStacks also represents the first WPT event on Australian soil since Hari Varma topped a field of 658 players to win the inaugural WPT Australia main event in September 2019.
The WPT had been planning to hold its first ever Australian main tour stop in September 2020, but was forced to cancel both that event and the 2020 WPTDeepStacks due to COVID.
Angelica Hael, Vice President – Global Tour Management for the WPT, said the return of WPTDeepStacks represented a milestone in its collaboration with Star Entertainment Group.
“The relationship between WPT and The Star Gold Coast continues to blossom, and the upcoming WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast series will be another phenomenal opportunity for Australian players to compete at one of the finest resorts in the world,” Hael said.