3rd ANNUAL GRAND DRAGON MASTER BACCARAT CHAMPIONSHIP GETS UNDER WAY ON SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS
World’s largest baccarat tournament boasts total global cash prize pool more than USD$10,000,000*!
The Las Vegas leg of the 3rd Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off on September 26, 2014. The total global prize pool for the 3rd Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship, which includes Las Vegas Sands® properties in Macao, Singapore, and Sands® Bethlehem is USD$10,000,000 and players in the Las Vegas leg of the championship will be playing for a portion of the $1.59 million prize pool.
The traditional table game – best known as a favorite pastime of James Bond – has taken on a new level of popularity with American audiences. The Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship provides baccarat enthusiasts the ultimate tournament experience. The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas play host to the Golden Dragon and Ruby Dragon rounds of the tournament. Each tournament is subject to official rules.
The Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament® will take place from September 26 through September 29 and October 3 through October 6. This tournament features a $30,000 daily cash prize pool. For the first time, all Grazie® members will receive one complimentary tournament entry per day. Unlimited rebuys can be made for $50. The top three daily total finishers in the Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament will advance to the semi-finals of the Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament™.
The Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament boasts a $50,000 daily prize pool and runs from October 9 through October 11. All Grazie members will receive one complimentary tournament entry per day. Unlimited rebuys can be made for $250. The top four daily total finishers in the Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament will advance to the semi-final round on October 12. The top six finishers will receive complimentary entry to the invite-only $1 Million Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament™ in November.
The top three finishers from the Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament will advance to the Global Final at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on March 26, 2015. Each advancer to the Global Final will receive transportation to Singapore, accommodations at Marina Bay Sands, and a food and beverage allowance for the player and a guest. In addition, each advancer will receive one complimentary entry to the quarter-finals of the Global Final Tournament.
The 2nd Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship generated worldwide participation of 30,000 players and this year’s iteration will no doubt surpass that number. For more information, visit venetian.com/dragonmaster or call 866-898-8013.
*Based on accumulated total prize amount from Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Macao, and Singapore
About The Venetian Las Vegas®
The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations. In 2014, TripAdvisor named The Venetian the world’s most extraordinarily designed hotel. The Venetian’s standard suite is nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room, prompting it to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “largest standard hotel room in the world.” Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.
About The Palazzo® Las Vegas
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the Silver LEED®-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards,” the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzo.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.