Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship

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World's Largest Baccarat Tournament Returns to the Venetian and the Palazzo with a Las Vegas Prize Pool of More Than $1,000,000

Complimentary daily entry for Grazie members during first tournament of the series, the Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament

LAS VEGAS (July 17, 2017) - The Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship™ kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 21, 2017 at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands® properties in Macao and Singapore.

The Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship provides baccarat enthusiasts the ultimate tournament experience. Las Vegas players can compete for a portion of a $1.2 million prize pool over three tournaments - the $200,000 Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament®, the $250,000 Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament®, and the $750,000 Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament® - all culminating in the Global Final to be held at Marina Bay Sands® in Singapore in 2018.

The $200,000 Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament takes place from July 21 through July 24 and July 28 through July 31. This tournament features a $25,000 daily prize pool, paid out to 80 winners each day. All Grazie® members receive one complimentary tournament entry per day. Unlimited rebuys can be purchased for $50. The top daily winner in the Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament will automatically advance to the Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament.

The invitation-only Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament offers a $250,000 prize pool, with top prize of $200,000. The Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament will take place October 6-8, and features unlimited $1,500 re-buys. The top six winners in the Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament will advance to the preliminary round of the invite-only $750,000 Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament on November 4.

In addition to sharing in a $750,000 promotional chip prize pool, the top three finishers in the invite-only Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament will advance to the Global Final at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in 2018. Each advancer will receive one complimentary entry to the semi-finals of the Global Final Tournament, including round-trip transportation to Singapore, accommodations at Marina Bay Sands, and a food and beverage allowance for the player and a guest.

The traditional table game of baccarat has taken on a new level of popularity with American audiences, so much so that The Venetian® and The Palazzo have taken strides to make the game much more accessible to players with traditional tables available from only a $25 minimum bet, as well as the only Imperial Baccarat on the Strip - a live dealt $5 minimum baccarat game played on an electronic betting terminal.

For more information, visit or call 866-312-9943.

*Based on accumulated total prize amount from Las Vegas, Macao, and Singapore

About The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room.

Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

The resort features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

For more information, visit or The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

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