The World Poker Tour have announced WPT Cambodia will return to NagaWorld in Phnom Penh from July 21-25 2020 in the first event of the new WPT Season XIX.
It’s been seven seasons since the World Poker Tour held an open WPT Main Tour event in the Asia-Pacific and the team are excited to be back for WPT Cambodia which will kick off Season XIX at NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The US$3,500 buy-in WPT Cambodia Main Event will run from July 21-July 25, 2020, with the full WPT Cambodia festival running for almost two weeks from July 15th.
This announcement continues the momentum built from the record-setting field for the WPT Cambodia event held in November. Brian Tougias defeated a field of 750 entries to collect US$131,430 in prize money in an event that nearly tripled the advertised guarantee.
“The WPT continues to expand globally and we are delighted to break new ground in the Asia-Pacific region to open our 19th season this July with WPT Cambodia,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “The breakthroughs made last November showed the poker world the magnificent NagaWorld and the passion of the network of players who flew from all corners of the globe to attend the record-breaking event.”
“WPT and NagaWorld are back in Season XIX to write more history at this impressive resort,” added Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “The power of these brands, along with the extraordinary efforts of Connaissance Management, equal a magical player experience unlike anywhere else on the World Poker Tour.”
The full WPT Cambodia festival will include 26 events with buy-ins ranging from US$200 up to US$15,000, including the US$550 buy-in NagaWorld Billions opener, US$1,100 buy-in WPT Cambodia Mini Main Event and the US$10,000 High Roller Championship. There’s also a US$15,000 WPT Cambodia Short Deck High Roller Championship. This event will be eligible for points in the WPT Asia-Pacific Player of the Year race which includes a first-place prize of a US$10,000 WPT Passport.