Vegas offers Brits a warm welcome
The UK government has announced the easing of restrictions on travelling for vaccinated Brits, opening the option for escapes to warmer weather possible, and making travel to Las Vegas an appealing option.
British players such as Jack Oliver and Jareth East made the journey to Vegas not too long ago, and it paid off in dividends for them as they both final-tabled the WSOP Main Event, finishing in very respectable 3rd and 8th positions.
Now that the quarantine, isolation, and testing rules in the UK have eased, Vegas offers poker players and holidaymakers alike a warm welcome this winter.
12 days of tournament fun have already begun at the Wynn with the Wynn Signature Series running until 23rd January. This nine-event series features more than $1.1 million in guaranteed prize pools and includes NHL, PLO, and Omaha 8 events.
March has its fair share of poker to offer as well starting 3rd – 11th March at the Wynn Millions, with a staggering $10 million guaranteed $10,000 Main Event. This series also brags over $15 million guaranteed throughout and also features the increasingly popular Mystery Bounty, a Progressive Bounty, PLO, and more.
The Venetian Showdown Series is also currently in play and runs through 30th January with buy-ins ranging from $300-$600 and guaranteed prize pools from $10,000 up to $250,000.
You can keep the heater going at The Venetian even further with a near month-long Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza running 31st January – 27th February. With more than $3.3 million guaranteed throughout the festival and buy-ins starting at $200 and ranging up to $1100 MSPT with a $500,000 guarantee and the $2500 NLH UltimateStackwith a $1million guarantee, this is certain to attract a great field.
If you are looking to roll a little higher, The PokerGO Tour is making headlines with attendance from some of the world’s most elite players. Running 2nd -12th February at the Aria, The PokerGO Cup features eight events with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 along with The Poker GO $25,000 Heads-Up Championship.
The Aria also plays host to the High Roller event 24th-27th February with $10,000, $15,000, and $25,000 buy-in events.
The PokerGO Tour heads back to The Aria with the US Poker Open running 16th- 27th March featuring buy-ins from $10,000 to $50,000 including $15,000 and $25,000 PLO events.
Away from the poker table
Do poker players really care about the heat away from the table? Of course, they do, and last year Vegas saw highs of 23c in February (with an average of 13c) and highs of 29c in March (with an average of 15c) meaning you can also enjoy some fresh air away from the table hiking, sightseeing, or taking the plunge with a skydive or skyjump.
You can put some love as well as warmth into the air and make it a trip for 2, taking your beloved along for Valentine’s Day Vegas style. Book a VIP pod for 2 on the High Roller, enjoy a gondola ride at the Venetian or go on a romantic champagne helicopter flight over the strip.
International sports fans can attend the NHL All-Star Weekend at T-Mobile Stadium on the 4th & 5th February or turn the trip into a multi-city stop with a quick nip over to LA for the Super Bowl LVI on 13th February at the SoFi stadium.
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Flights to the newly renamed Harry Reid International Airport (formerly McCarran) can also be booked.
Check out the Poker Tournament Calendar 2022 to view a full range of events.