WPT goes to California for second season XVII gardens stop


The World Poker Tour curtails into the Los Angeles area in January for the second-ever Main Excursion stop at the Gardens Casino. The WPT Gardens Poker Champion begins the brand-new poker year and also runs January 12-16 including a $10,000 buy-in that needs to make for a significant reward swimming pool.

The casino’s very first occasion, the $5,000 Gardens Poker Event, was held in July to kick off Season XVII and also attracted 584 access. Simon Lam took home the title and $ 565,055 in addition to a new Mercedes. The Gardens is now contributing to that with a 2nd quit.

The residential property has held a WPT500 event in the past, as well as currently competition manager Cavin Quintanilla mores than happy to see the Main Scenic tour heading to the poker area for two quits each period. He’s delighted concerning the collaboration with the tour and also bringing two signature events to the Gardens.

“We’re like opening day in baseball season,” he says. “And then we’ll also be the first tour stop in 2019 in January, which is the first televised event this year.”

New Facility, Plenty of Action

With the gambling establishment currently a normal quit on the Key Trip, Quintanilla thinks it provides players a possibility to see what his team has going on at the building. The gambling enterprise undertook a $90 million renovation in 2016 and also was hailed by lots of in the sector for its superior ambience as well as features.

Not only will the tournament be aired, yet will be the very first in which those gamers making the final table will certainly be flown to Las vega in March to play to a victor at HyperX Esports Field inside Luxor Hotel as well as Casino.

Beyond the Gardens event series itself, which featured countless other initial events with buy-ins varying from $110 to $25,500, the Gardens has a lively cash money game scene.

“One of the best things about the Gardens Casino is the cash games,” Quintanilla says. “It’s one of those things people don’t realize because it’s one of the best-kept secrets in poker. With the new facility, now people have started to really pay attention and now we’re bringing in bigger events.”

Players can expect a comfortable atmosphere with a major poker flooring that features 100 cash video games tables. The separate event space features 45 more tables, and also the VIP area features 39 more tables.

Quintanilla notes: “Our VIP room features more tables than most Vegas poker room.”

Rec Poker Paradise

An ordinary day at the Gardens may include 60 cash video games or even more with day-to-day tournaments and sit and also go’s running. Those attribute a range of buy-ins and also the money games supply stakes for each bankroll from $1,000/$ 3,000 No Limit Hold ’em all the way to $2/$ 3 as well as $4/$ 8 Limitation Hold ’em. Most day-to-day competitions include a minimum of a $5,000 guarantee.

“There’s action 24/7,” he says. “That’s one of those things that we want people to know about. We’ve got something for every bankroll and run more daily tournaments and higher guarantees than any other Southern California casino. For a rec player, I call it a ‘year-round poker paradise.’”

The location includes more than 220 flat-screen Televisions so gamers for capturing the most up to date games while playing. Televised poker action is included along with every imaginable game on the NFL Ticket or NFL League Pass.

The Gardens has likewise become an official WPT-branded poker room, the first of its kind. The trip logo design and insignia is a huge part of the place as well as its collaboration with the WPT.

Satellite Spectacular

The Gardens heads out of its means to provide lots of bang for the competition dollar. The home hosts a normal Satellite Spectacular, a month-long promo where tournament players make points for signing up, cashing, sit and also gos, and much more.

At the end of December, the residential or commercial property then runs a $20 event for all those that gained points. The more factors a player accumulated, the even more factors he began within the competition. For those who finished in the top 4 places, the November promo granted a buy-in as well as resort stay at Bellagio for the WPT Five Diamond Globe Poker Classic.

“We’re doing it in December just for one month for players with a minimum of five points, and we’re going to give [away seats] to our Gardens event,” Quintanilla says.

The WPT Satellite Spectacular III, which is readied to start January 17, will certainly be offering players another shot another upcoming WPT occasion. With so much going on in the coming months, the Gardens supplies plenty of opportunities for players trying to find a great time and an opportunity to play in vogue.