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The Poker Room at Live Casino & Hotel to Host 2020 World Poker Tour (WPT) Deepstacks Festival and Championship Event

Poker Tournament From March 13 – 23 Features 17 Events and a $450,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool; $300,000 in Guarantees for Main Event

Live! Casino & Hotel One of Six North American Properties to Host World’s Fastest Growing Poker Tour

The Poker Room at Live! Casino & Hotel will host the 2020 World Poker Tour (WPT) Deepstacks Festival and Championship Event, poker’s premier mid-major poker tournament touring casinos around the world. The 17-event tournament will take place March 13-23 at one of the largest and most popular poker rooms in the country. With buy-ins starting at $240 and going up to $1,650 for the main event, this tournament offers competitors the chance to win big in 2020.

The main event gives both amateur players and poker professionals the chance to compete for a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. Leading up to the main event are eleven primary events, including an opening day tournament with a $150,000 guarantee. Five smaller events also take place during the last few days of the tournament. Last year’s champion took home over $116,000 from the $556,500 prize pool. A full list of events on the 2020 schedule is available at

“We have been honored to host the WPT Deepstacks Festival and Championship Event for the past three years, and look forward to crowning the 2020 Live! WPTDeepstacks Champion,” said Mike Smith, Director of Poker Operations at Live! Casino & Hotel. “Our poker room has a reputation as one of the best and largest in the nation and we are excited to show competitors from around the world how we provide the ultimate Live! experience at Maryland’s top casino and best place for poker tournaments.”

Since opening in 2012, Live! Casino & Hotel has been recognized by a top gaming industry publication as the Best Casino in Maryland, and has received honors for Best Poker Tournaments, Best Table Game Tournaments, Best Blackjack and Best Live Poker. The 50+ table, two-story Poker Room is one of the largest in the country, contributing to Live!’s success as one of the top commercial casinos nationwide.

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About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

The AAA Four Diamond rated Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy award-winning accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; the Orchid Kitchen; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. The Hall @ Live!, a 4,800-seat, three-story multi-use concert and event venue, featuring 40,000-square-feet of customizable meeting space and up to 1,600 banquet seating, with a performance lineup of headline entertainment, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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