The 53rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) event schedule for 2022 is announced. After being hosted for 17-years at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the WSOP has found a new home on the Las Vegas Strip, at Bally’s.
Bally’s is in the process of being rebranded as Horseshoe, and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and allows the event to increase capacity, with more than 200,000 square feet and 600 poker tables set up.
The 53rd edition of the WSOP will kick off Tuesday, March 31 and end on Wednesday, July 20. The $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship WSOP Main Event, with defending champion Koray Aldemir, will be held July 3 to 16 at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
Moreover, in contrast to last year’s edition, this year players will not have to wear masks, in accordance with current health guidelines and a proof of vaccination will no longer be required.
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WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said in a statement:
“We’re ready to welcome players from all over the world to our housewarming party at Bally’s, soon-to-be Horseshoe, and Paris. The schedule is jam-packed with first-class events, and we expect this to be the biggest and most anticipated WSOP yet”.
The WSOP buy-ins range from $400 to $250,000 in an attempt to be more inclusive all types and skill levels of poker players. With No-Limit Hold’em the most popular and scheduled game, other tournaments from Seven-card Stud to 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball to Dealer’s Choice, will offer players the chance to win one of those prestigious bracelets.
Some of the best events this series include:
- The Housewarming, June 2-7, a $500 No-Limit Hold’em event with a $ million guaranteed prize pool.
- Super High Roller No-limit Hold’em (June 23-25) with the biggest buy-in event of the series at $250,000
- Million Dollar Bounty (July 2-6), a $1,000 No-limit Hold’em event, where players will draw for a random prize for every player they eliminate, starting on Day 2 of the tournament. There will even be a bounty worth $1 million!
- Tournament of Champions (July 18-20), a free No-limit Hold’em event with a $1 million prize pool limited to players who win bracelets at this year’s WSOP or on the WSOP Circuit season.
CBS Sports Network will be broadcasting the biggest live tournament series of the year, with a minimum of 15 hours of Main Event coverage. Daily event coverage will be streamed throughout the series on the subscription video service PokerGO.
The WSOP also announced the WSOP Europe Series, which will be held at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, from October 12 to November 2.