Originally Posted by gostatego
The Venetian has done an ok job of competing with the WSOP but it still is not even close to it. The WSOP has no fear of this series, next year I would like to see ~5 1k buyin events with a 2M guarantee on the schedule on non NLH WSOP days. These will easily hit their guarantee, and it might scare the WSOP into actually becoming player friendly.
While it'd be a nice warning shot to the WSOP, I think we need to step back into reality. Can you imagine Tommy going to his boss with your proposal? Im not sure what the largest field the V has gotten for a 1k is, but I'd guess its around 3-400. They'd call him bat **** crazy (not to mention the space issue).
That's really all irrelevant though. Fish play the WSOP because of the WSOP name no matter how poor the actual tourney is (see the $235 daily) and because of the bracelet. Those are two things the Venetian is never going to have.
I would also argue that the Venetian isn't as much of a WSOP competitor as it is a WSOP alternative. Their schedule essentially mirrors the WSOP schedule, just with smaller buy ins. Their mixed events are usually timed so people in town can play the WSOP and then their event. They know their role, basically.