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  • Las Vegas will welcome more poker this summer with The Venetian announcing the DeepStack Championship Poker Series
  • The DeepStack Championship Poker Series should have a schedule published sometime this or next week
  • Players will be able to play from late May through July and enjoy one of the biggest tournaments on the cards

The Venetian is back in action with the highly-acclaimed DeepStack poker tournament looking to boost the live poker scene. That comes amid talks that casino workers are finally getting the anti-COVID jab in the Silver State, offering safer working conditions for live dealers, tournament hosts, and players.

Previously owned by Sheldon Adelson’s company Las Vegas Sands, The Venetian has been a perpetual source of poker action on the Las Vegas Strip. It is likely to stay, so thanks to a new announcement that the company is looking to hire poker dealers for the summer DeepStack Championship Poker Series.

That is, of course, exciting news and comes on the tail of another event held by the property, namely the $5,000 World Poker Tour poker tourney. The WPT attracted some 937 participants, not an overwhelming number at its face, but an important milestone in restoring Las Vegas’ status as a poker hub.

The event produced a winner, with Qing Liu taking home $752,880 in first-placement winnings. Now, the summer promises to be as actioned-packed with the World Series of Poker (WSOP), proving a tempting opportunity for thousands of players.

A Summer Full with Poker Action

However, The Venetian has just as good of a chance of making it big with its dedicated DeepStack Series, which can prove just as important as WSOP themselves. 

Timed well, the event can allow poker communities to have a busy few months of live play. That would be welcome after an entire year of lockdowns and no access to live poker.

The DeepStack Series is scheduled from late May through July. This is probably not too much time left for players to decide if they want to pile on, but definitely enough time for those who are still hesitant to make a call.

Further details will be released by The Venetian in a week’s time, an official spokesperson said on social media. The Venetian seems quite confident in its ability to host live poker, and truth be told, many players appreciate them a little more than they do your run-of-the-mill WSOP with all of its uncertainty.

The Championship Series will follow the DeepStack Extravaganza that got underway on March 29 and will continue through April 25 with $1.7 million in guaranteed winnings. The Venetian is back and so is live poker.