WPTDEEPSTACKS™ AT THE STAR GOLD COAST ATTRACTS THOUSANDS IN A BIG WIN FOR TOURISM
1000’s of poker fanatics and big-name stars are set to descend on The Star Gold Coast for the celebrated WPTDeepStacks™ match this week, dealing the proper hand for each the game and the town’s tourism business.
Greater than 2,000 gamers are anticipated to flock to the Gold Coast over the 11-day pageant as entrants journey from virtually each state and territory in Australia in addition to a variety of gamers crossing the ditch from New Zealand.
With an estimated $1.8 million prize pool tipped for this yr’s WPTDeepStacks occasion, the vibe at The Star Gold Coast is intensifying as anticipation builds for the opening occasion right now with the winner of the Major Occasion to be selected Monday 31 Could.
The excitement surrounding this yr’s occasion is further electrical, because it not solely signifies the return of main poker tournaments in Australia, it is usually the primary to supply an estimated million-dollar-plus prize pool because the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions in early 2020.
The Star Gold Coast Chief Working Officer, Jess Mellor, mentioned the enduring property might be teeming with guests from interstate and New Zealand as The Star’s two premium lodges, The Star Grand and The Darling, function at full capability over a lot of the match.
“With 80% of entrants anticipated to come back from exterior of the Gold Coast, The Star is honoured to host an occasion that guarantees to offer a robust injection into the economic system and a much-needed increase to Queensland’s tourism business,” she mentioned.
“It’s implausible to see our metropolis alive and thriving as soon as once more – this weekend alone WPTDeepStacks might be within the firm of a beautiful occasions line-up additionally that includes Blues On Broadbeach and Sanctuary Cove Worldwide Boat Present.”
Huge names confirmed for WPTDeepStacks embody Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne, Australian Poker Corridor of Fame inaugural inductee, Gary Benson, who has a cool $2 million in profession winnings beneath his belt; Melbourne’s Rob Campbell who might be coming in firing after a current win in February at an occasion in Brisbane; Melbourne’s Invoice Argyros, affectionately generally known as ‘Billy The Croc’, whose profession winnings sit at greater than $1.8million; New Zealand star participant Simon Thwaites and runner up on the 2019 WPT occasion at The Star and WPT® Mexico host, Angel Guillén Pereda who might be seeking to go one higher and safe the win when he takes to the tables this week.
Gold Coast-born member of WPT Royal Flush Crew and WPT host, Ashleigh Lawrence, will make her WPTDeepStacks look contemporary off the again of a Runner Up putting on this yr’s Wonderful Race whereas iconic WPT host and 2020 Australian Poker Corridor of Fame inductee, Lynn Gilmartin, will return after internet hosting The Star’s 2019 WPT occasion.
Angelica Hael, VP of International Tour Administration for the World Poker Tour mentioned the crew have been delighted to be again at their Australian dwelling, The Star Gold Coast.
“We’re honoured to deliver again main poker tournaments in Australia and stay up for a tremendous pageant of poker,” she mentioned.
The pageant options the $750 Opener on 21 Could, the $2,000 single-day occasion on 23 Could and the two-day $5,000 Excessive Curler from 30 – 31 Could, whereas seven aspect occasions may have buy-ins starting from $330 – $750. However it’s the Major Occasion on 31 Could that can draw within the sport’s largest hitters as they vie for the Championship Title.
The Star Gold Coast’s state-of-the-art poker area boasts eight everlasting tables and 16 match tables, all that includes bespoke expertise that enables gamers to register for money video games through SMS.
The Gold Coast icon first rolled out the crimson carpet for the World Poker Tour® in October 2019, with the historic deal marking the primary ever WPT Australia occasion held within the nation and the start of a monumental partnership.
Registrations for WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast are actually open on-line, with gamers additionally capable of register for occasions in individual, on-site at The Star Gold Coast on the morning of the respective occasion. For extra info: https://www.star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/poker/wptdeepstacks.
About World Poker Tour
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About The Star Gold Coast
Positioned on Broadbeach Island, The Star Gold Coast presents a five-star lodge, The Star Grand, that includes a spectacular poolside expertise; a luxurious suite lodge, The Darling, full with a rooftop infinity pool and award-winning restaurant and bar; a wealth of thrilling meals and beverage experiences; a calming day spa and health centre; state-of-the-art theatre; new occasions garden; further assembly room area and refreshed convention amenities within the Occasion Centre; and premium gaming amenities.
Works are presently underway on creating the resort’s first lodge and condo towers by way of a three way partnership between father or mother firm, The Star Leisure Group, and its two Hong-Kong based mostly companions, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium. The respective 53 and 63-storey towers will sit alongside The Star Grand and The Darling to ultimately create 4 thrilling lodge choices.
Anticipated to open in 2022, the inaugural tower will introduce the primary internationally-acclaimed Dorsett lodge to Australia. Deliberate to open by late 2024, the second tower will function a five-star globally-renowned lodge model. By then, The Star Gold Coast will supply near 1200 lodge rooms and suites, plus almost 900 residences. Each towers will supply direct connectivity to The Star Gold Coast’s different built-in resort choices and can function a complete of greater than 12,050sqm further retail and resort amenities.