On April 14th, 2009, the price for player admission for the World Poker (WPT) championship is $25,000 with a $500 entry cost, making it one of the most expensive poker tickets of the year on the poker circuit trail.
Bellagio's poker room will be offering half-dozen super satellite poker events this week to allow poker players to win their way to the WPT championship for just $1,590. Each satellite poker event will be giving out as many as $25,500 entries into the World Poker Tour Championship event as possible based on the overall number of entries who buy into each poker satellite event.
Day one A of the WPT starts on April 18th, 2009 and Day one B starts at 12:00 p.m. on April 19th, 2009. The Bellagio poker room will begin offering $1,590 super satellites on April 15th, 2009 until April 18th, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. Bellagio will also be offering $2,620 super satellite events beginning on April 15th, 2009 until April 17th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
Another way for poker players to win their slot in the WPT Championship at the Bellagio is to win one of the preliminary events on the 5-Star World Poker Classic schedule. Each poker event has a cash pool of at least three hundred thousand pesos will give the champion with $25,000 buy-in cost to the 2009 World Poker Tour Championship.
The remaining preliminary poker events will be on April 14th, 2009-$5,000 no-limit holdem poker event at 1:00 p.m. and April 15th, 2009-$5,000 no-limit holdem poker event at 12:00 p.m.