WPTDS Gold Coast starts tomorrow – Events now approved as Full Ring!
WPTDS Gold Coast starts tomorrow – Events now approved as Full Ring!

May 20, 2021

WPTDS Gold Coast starts tomorrow – Events now approved as Full Ring!

By WPT.asia

The inaugural World Poker Tour event in Australia was a huge success back in September 2019 so there has been much anticipation about WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast, an 11 day poker festival which gets underway tomorrow at the Star Gold Coast.

Satellites and Online Registration has been extremely encouraging with 440 entries totalling over $390,000 already received. The Main Event leads the way with 153 entries. 52 of those entries have been won in satellites at The Star and these satellites are still running most days through until May 27.

As of earlier today, entries to date for all numbered events are as follows:

Event Name Entries


Opening Event - 2 Day 1's



2k One Day Event



$330 Freezeout



$330 PLO



$440 Big Bounty



Main Event – 3 Day 1’s



Mega Stack Super Turbo 



$550 PLO



5k Challenge



Mega Stack Freezeout


The huge news just in is that all tournaments can now go up to 10 handed which now means up to 240 players seated at one time plus alternates. The Star has also confirmed we will move to 9 handed on all events as soon as possible as we are aware we need to have everyone feel comfortable. Where numbers allow we will start some events 9 handed too.

Also note, as per The Star approved Tournament Terms and Conditions, chipstacks of players who have pre-entered events will be placed out at the start of play. So satellite winners and players registering online need to be aware of this rule which is essential for events with so many early entries.

Two side events that may go to alternates are Event 3 - $330 Freezeout (49 entries to date) and Event 5 - $440 Big Bounty (49 entries to date) so players should consider registering early.

And there is extra motivation to take down a side event – check out the trophy, such an iconic symbol for the Gold Coast Australia!


The Main Event has the advantage of having 5 hours 40 minutes of late registration so can easily seat over 300 players per Day 1. The 750 entry all time WPT DeepStacks Asia Pacific Main Event record for an open event is a good chance to be crossed here at The Star Gold Coast and the 741st entry will create a million dollar prizepool!

The action gets underway 4.30pm tomorrow with the $750 Opening Event Day 1A!

All Structures can be found here .... ⇒ LINK