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WPT returns to Bellagio for Festa al Lago
After skipping the Bellagio's Festa al Lago during Season 6, the World Poker Tour has added it back in for this season and action gets under way for the $15,000 main event today.
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It's a safe bet many of these pros will come out to play again with the tournament in Las Vegas, otherwise known as home turf for many of them.
The action for the Festa al Lago gets started today at noon PT with Day 1a. It is scheduled to take until Oct. 16 to find a winner, with Day 1b kicking off at noon on Tuesday, and days 2 through 5 starting at noon Wednesday through Saturday.
On Saturday, the tournament will play down to the top six for the televised final table, which will play on Sunday.
Each player will begin with a $45,000 starting chip stack. Blind levels will be 90 minutes long, and there will be a 15-minute break after each level.
How the prize pool gets divvied up will depend on the attendance for the event. The top 50 players will cash if there are 300-399 players registered, or the top 100 will walk away with money if more than 399 play.
If you want to see how your favorite players are doing in the event and if they make it into that money, visit the PokerListings Live Tournaments section. Our top men are set to bring the best live updates, photos, interviews and more live from the Bellagio to your computer screen.