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The World Series of Poker is always the biggest game in town in Las Vegas each spring and summer but its far from the only game in town.

Vegas poker rooms have cheaper events running alongside for poker players with smaller bankrolls, and those looking for action in between WSOP tourneys starting May 28.

Three well-known Las Vegas tournament series released their schedules lately, allowing poker players to plan their own schedules form May to July.

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List of Vegas spring tournament poker schedule

First on the calendar is the Venetian Deep Stack Championship. It runs from May 13 to July 28 at the Venetian on the Vegas strip.

The lengthy series includes 116 events with a combined guaranteed prize pool of $24 million. The Championship has events for every kind of player with cheap buy-ins, more expensive tourneys and several varieties of poker, Texas Hold’em and beyond.

During the Championship the Venetian is also hosting two major poker tour stops for the Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) and the Mid-State Poker Tour (MSPT). The CPPT sets up shop at the Venetian on July 16 for their $5,000 main event with a guaranteed prize pool of $3 million.

The MSPT event runs from June 17-21 with a cheaper buy-in of $1,600, but a larger guaranteed prize pool of $3 million.

A few days after the Venetian gets the cards in the air the annual Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series begins at the legendary Golden Nugget. The Series runs from May 18 to July 8 with cheap $150 No Limit Hold’em tournaments running every day.

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If you’re looking for the bigger prize pools, first on the docket is a $200 No-Limit Hold’em tourney on May 30 with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are also two $250,000 guaranteed events with $200 buy-ins on June 6 and 20. The $600,000 guaranteed main event on June 27 with a pretty cheap buy-in of $600.

The most recently announced schedule is for the Wynn Summer Classic. It runs from May 30-July 16 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Three big-money tournaments highlight the schedule at the Wynn. On June 11 there is a $1.5 million guaranteed with a $1,100 buy-in. For the Omaha players there is a $500,00 guaranteed Omaha tournament with a $1,100 buy-in on June 26.

The main event at this year’s Wynn Classic has a $2 million guaranteed prize pool with a $1,600 buy-in. The main event runs from July 11-15.


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