The 44th annual World Series of Poker is underway and will play on for the next seven weeks, ending on July 15th. Then, the November Nine will play down to a new World Champion on November 4th and 5th.
There are 75,000 entrants expected to take part in this year’s event, which will take place at the famed Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with 480 poker tables spread across the Amazon, Brasilia, and Pavilion Rooms.
This year features 62 bracelet events, one more than offered last year. Buy-ins for bracelet events range from $500 (the Casino Employees Event) to $111,111 (One Drop High Roller). Once again, the bracelets are provided by Jason of Beverly Hills.
Whether you plan to play a bracelet event or not, visitors are always welcome at the WSOP. As y’all know, poker is also a great spectator sport, and anyone over the age of 21 is welcome to drop by the Amazon Room to check out the ESPN stage, root for their favorite pros from the rail, and maybe even get a couple of autographs.
We’ll be keeping you well informed as the WSOP progresses, so poker players and poker fans; grab your poker chips and a seat at your favorite table, here we go again!