WPT Prime Cambodia Season XXI to host Meet-Up Game with Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen; US$ 13K in prizes at Daily Draw Cash Game Bonanza


We are just three weeks away from the World Poker Tour’s highly anticipated return to Phnom Penh for Season XXI of WPT Prime Cambodia. This marks the brand’s third visit to the Southeast Asian capital. Players from around the world will once again converge for the tour’s first event of the year in the region. A 30-game lineup awaits players and a guarantee of one million dollars. The upcoming festival takes place from March 9 to 21 at the luxurious NagaWorld Integrated Resort.

WPT Prime Cambodia – FULL SCHEDULE

To further spice up player experience, the WPT and NagaWorld announced a couple of new additions, the popular Meet Up Game with Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme, and the Daily Draw Cash Game Bonanza.

Meet Up Game with Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme

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Among the many highlights of WPT Prime Cambodia is the unique Meet-Up Game, or MUG, with Andrew Neeme returning and joined by Brad Owen. The dynamic duo are well known for having started the poker vlogger movement which has since gained plenty of followers from around the world. As WPT Ambassadors, the MUG is another way for the celebrated pair to interact and get to know players over a casual game of poker. In the announcement, Neeme and Owen shared,

“I had the pleasure of traveling to Cambodia last year, and it was an unforgettable experience with great food, great people, and great poker,” said Neeme. “I’m happy to have the opportunity to return and excited to run back the Meet-Up Game.”

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“After hearing about Andrew’s time in Cambodia, I really wanted to make the trip as well. I couldn’t let him have all the fun.” said Owen. “The MUG is going to be a great time and I’m also pumped to play some tournament poker in Cambodia for the first time.”

Last year, the MUG had fantastic reception in Cambodia with a waitlist to join the tables. To secure a seat for the upcoming event, we suggest that players sign up early. WPT CEO Adam Pliska expressed,

“We look forward to another thriving series and having our ambassadors Brad and Andrew onsite to host one of their famous MUGs for players and fans.”

The MUG takes place on March 15 at 1:00 pm Cambodia time at the Grand Ballroom of NagaWorld Phnom Penh. A minimum of 12 cash tables of No Limit Hold’em will run with stakes of $1/$3 and $2/$5. It will be followed with a Meet & Greet from 8:30 – 10:00 pm with complimentary food and drinks.

Cash Game Bonanza

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WPT Prime Cambodia tournament players can also look forward to free money at the cash tables featuring the Cash Game Bonanza which gives away a total of US$ 13,000 in daily draws. Each winner will win US$ 100. Unclaimed prizes will be added to the next draw. Here are the details: 

Daily draw runs the entire length of the series, March 9 to 21
Daily draws are at 7pm, 9pm, 11pm, 1am, 3am, 5am, 6am, 7am, 8am & 9am 
Each draw’s winner will win $100 USD however if the drawn prize is not claimed, the prize will snowball onto the next draw.
Players qualify by dropping their tournament receipt (must be from same day) into the lucky draw barrel
The lucky draw barrel will be emptied every day after final drawing at 9am
Players must be in their (cash game) seat without a missed blind button at the time of drawing to be eligible to claim the prize
Lucky draw winners must present their player card to confirm their identity before they receive their award
Flipout tournaments are not included as tournament receipts

Coming March 9 to 21, 2023, the brand returns for another WPT Prime Cambodia festival at the NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex in Phnom Penh. The schedule has grown to a whopping 30 trophy events with a rich US$ 1,000,000 spicing it up. As displayed last year, WPT Prime ensures something for every bankroll posting trophy event prices from $200 to $10,000. 

WPT Prime Cambodia – FULL SCHEDULE

WPT Prime Cambodia schedule breakdown


WPT Prime Cambodia Main Event – $500,000 guarantee

For the upcoming series, the Main Event boasts a US$ 500,000 guarantee. This is the biggest tournament prize pool ever put forth by any brand in Asia since the pandemic. Defending champion David Erquiaga from the Philippines has already confirmed his attendance. Make sure to key in the dates: 

Dates: March 16 to 20, 2023
Buy in: $1,100
Guarantee: $500,000

Day 1A – Day 1C: March 16 to 18
Day 2: March 19
Day 3: March 20

To get in for less, players have a spread of 17 Main Event Satellites to choose from. Buy ins are $150, $200, and $250. Main Event Satellite Flips are also on demand for $110. 

WPT Prime Cambodia NagaWorld Millions – $150,000 guarantee

The doors open with the NagaWorld Millions featuring a generous $150,000 guarantee. This continues to be the largest opener prize pool proposed by any brand in Asia. Last year, the event exceeded its guarantee with 442 entries for a substantial $35,000 payout to the champion Semen Kapitonov. 

Dates: March 9 to 12, 2023
Guarantee: $150,000
Buy in: $550

Day 1A – Day 1D: March 9 to 11
Day 2: March 12

Mystery Bounty – $100,000 guarantee

The Mystery Bounty hype continues and for this installment, it is highlighted by a $100,000 guarantee. This is the first time a guarantee has been introduced by WPT for this event in Cambodia. 

Dates: March 12 to 14, 2023
Guarantee: $100,000
Buy in: $550

High Roller Events

Acknowledging the demand of high roller tournaments, five are scheduled with price tags from $2,200 to $10,000. Mark these down. Only one event features a guarantee. 

WPT Prime Cambodia High Roller – $250,000 guarantee

Dates: March 19 to 20, 2023
Guarantee: $250,000
Buy in: $3,000

Other HR events:

March 12
NLH Mini High Roller Single Day

March 14-15
Super High Roller

March 16
10K SHR Single Day Challenge

March 17
Short Deck High Roller

Other Events

Buy ins from $200 – $550

March 9-10
NagaWorld Superstack 50K

March 11
8-Max NLH Single Day

March 12-13
Deepstack NLH

March 13
NLH Turbo

March 14
NLH Single Day

March 14

March 14
NLH Hyper Turbo

March 15
Short Deck Holdem

March 15
Ladies NLH

March 17-18

March 18
NLH Turbo Freezeout

March 19-20
Bounty Event $150 Bounty

March 20
NLH Turbo

March 21
Superstack 6-Max Finale

March 21
Closer Turbo

March 21

Buy ins from $600 to $1,000

March 15-16
Bounty Event $250 Bounty

March 16-17

March 20-21
Superstack Classic Freezeout

March 20
1K Re-entry

Players will also be glad to know that there is “NO TAX” on winnings. In addition to the games, Cash Tables are abundant and juicy, offering a wide range of stakes. 

WPT World Championship

Last year, the inaugural WPT World Championship was an immense success, paying out over $53 Million across 23 trophy events. The ambitious $15M guaranteed World Championship tournament was completely shattered paying out $29.9M. As early as now, players can start shooting for a spot at this year’s WPT World Championship. Satellites and Feeder Satellites are offered at WPT Prime Cambodia for $200 and $300. 

To buy in directly to the WPT World Championship Satellite, it costs $1,500. The winner receives an $11.5K WPTWC Package. 


Players can start reserving rooms at NagaWorld with special hotel player rates starting from as low as US$ 55. Players can also begin wiring funds for their trip. For all the info, head to the WPTCambodia website.


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Author: Henry Brown