After a hiatus in 2020 for obvious reasons, the World Series of Poker is back with a bang with a comprehensive schedule of events planned.
Announced on Tuesday, the WSOP will return to Las Vegas from September 30 to November 23 with the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on hosting duties.
Organisers have promised that the Series will be bigger and better than ever before, and it’s hard to argue with that sentiment given that a whopping 88 Gold Bracelets will be up for grabs in as many contests.
Just some of the big prizes on offer include:
- $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship (Main Event)
- $50,000 Nosebleed PLO
- $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em World Championship
- $2,500 Deuce to Seven Single Draw NL
- $1,000 Flip & Go
- $500 to $5,000 Freezeouts
- $500 The Reunion (guaranteed $5 million prize pool)
The Main Event will have four different starting points, and with more than 8,000 registered entrants in 2019 there will be a handsome prize pot to say the least. The Main Event final table will take place across November 16 and 17.
All of the major poker variants will be available for players to explore at WSOP 2021, with buy-ins ranging from $400 right through to $250,000 for the highest of high rollers.
Online and in-person registration will be available from August. You can use the official BravoPokerLive platform to register via your computer, tablet or smartphone, and once the World Series comes around head to the Belize Ballroom at the venue to confirm your identity.
Alternatively, you can wait until your big gameday arrives and then register in the Tropical Ballroom.
The executive director of the WSOP, Ty Stewart, has promised a ‘memorable’ return for the most lucrative poker series on the circuit.
“Make no mistake, the 2021 WSOP will be the real deal and we’re preparing for a full house,” he said.
“Throughout the storied history of the WSOP, this year will be particularly memorable and we’re preparing for a poker reunion all players can celebrate.”
And the tournament director, Jack Effel, cannot wait to welcome players back to the big money tables.
“We could not be more excited to welcome everyone back to Las Vegas and the Rio,” he said. “The entire WSOP team is hard at work to ensure players have the absolute best experience possible.”
The key events will be broadcast live in the USA via CBS Sports, and you could book your place in the televised stages by qualifying via a WSOP satellite. There’s expected to be a minimum of 1,000 seats awarded to players who qualify via WSOP.com, and you can see a full rundown of the satellite events listed on the brand’s website.
Nearly £300 million was awarded in prize money back at the WSOP of 2019, with an average of $533,000 trousered by the winner of each Gold Bracelet event – the Main Event victor, Hossein Ensan, took home a cool $10 million.