The latest stop on the PokerGO Tour takes place this week in Venice, Italy. Players will be looking to score PGT leaderboard points as they look to qualify for the 2022 PGT Championship.
PGT Italy presented by Luxon Pay takes place at Casinò di Venezia, with eight five-figure buy-in tournaments from May 26-30 including Texas Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha and Short Deck events.
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2022 PokerGO Tour Italy Schedule
|26th May||12:00 p.m||Event 1: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha|
|17:00||Event 2: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em|
|27th May||12:00 p.m||Event 3: $25,000 short deck|
|17:00||Event 4: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em|
|28th May||12:00 p.m||Event 5: $15,000 Pot Limit Omaha|
|29th May||12:00 p.m||Event 6: $50,000 short deck|
|17:00||Event 7: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em|
|30th May||12:00 p.m||Event 8: $15,000 No Limit Hold’em|
Oldest casino in the world
Casinò di Venezia was founded in 1638, and first opened as a theater with a bespoke area for gambling. It has held major poker tournaments before, most recently a 2013 World Poker Tour (WPT) stop won by Italian Rocco Palumbo.
“We are excited to partner with PokerGO and deliver an out-of-this-world experience for high rollers at the oldest casino in the world,” said General Manager of Casinò di Venezia Alessandro Cattarossi. “Players are going to love the city of Venice with its fine culture, food, and wine available.”
The all-time money list for the venue is currently topped by Italian Alessio Isaiahwith former WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson and Italian European Poker Tour champion Salvatore Bonavena featuring in the top ten.
Isaia’s mark of just over $630,000 looks set to easily be surpassed by the high roller tournament-playing that are gunning for the 2022 PokerGO Tour title.
“We are incredibly excited for our players to experience high-stakes poker at such an iconic venue in a stunning location,” said PokerGO President Mori Eskandani.
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a BA in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.