There is only one brand that brings players from around the globe to the Asian continent and that’s the World Poker Tour. For years, the WPT has been staging multiple festivals in the region with the largest international turnout seen at the Kingdom of Wonder. In just over a week’s time, the premier brand returns. WPT Prime Cambodia makes landfall from August 11 to 23 at the luxurious NagaWorld Phnom Penh. No matter your bankroll or skill level or just looking to have fun at the cash tables, this is the poker event of the year, one that must be experienced.
For those just getting wind of this upcoming festival, the WPT first set foot in Cambodia back in 2019. Players from five continents walked away victorious with USA’s Brian Tougias outlasting the 750 entry field Main Event for a career high US$ 131,630 payout. This year, the roster has expanded to a 24-game schedule with the headliner Main Event guaranteeing a massive US$ 500,000. Excitement has been building over the past months, and with contingents from various countries confirmed to attend, there is high confidence that the prize pool will reach seven digits.
WPT Prime Cambodia schedule
Andrew Neeme and Vince Van Patten to attend
Speaking of attendance, recently announced, WPT Ambassador / YouTube vlogger, Andrew Neeme will be making the trip. A meet up game is happening on August 17 and will be followed by a session where everyone is welcome to give him a chat. Also confirming attendance is actor / WPT commentator Vince Van Patten.
As the festival approaches, more good news has popped up! Cambodia no longer requires proof of vaccination to enter however, most foreigners will still need to acquire a Cambodian Visa. Passport holders from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, and Seychelles are exempted. For the rest, the most convenient route is via e-Visa. You can also get a visa upon arrival but you may have to endure long lines.
One of the requirements to participate at any of the WPT Prime Cambodia games is the NagaWorld Rewards card. This card is free. As early as now, you can sign up for one and pick it up anytime at the venue.
Cambodian currency is the Riel which is roughly 4,110 to USD 1. Riel is used around the city however for tournaments buy ins, only USD is accepted. For your convenience, exchange counters are available at the hotel lobby.
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