WSOP 2023: Debüt am Vegas Strip

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Lennart folder March 2, 2023

All important data on this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) are known. The largest poker tournament in the world will take place in Las Vegas from May 31 to July 20. As the organizer Caesar’s entertainment announced, the 53rd edition of the prestigious poker event will be debut on the strip.

The 53rd edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will take place in Paris and in Bally’s. ((© Robert Wagner / On Plas Plash)

Rio has had its day

For more than 17 years now, the WSOP has been taking place in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, which is located west of Las Vegas Strip. However, there will be no 18th year for the time being. For the 53rd edition of the most famous poker tournament in the world, Caesar’s entertainment has decided to choose a new location. So it will Event in the Bally’s and in Paris. Both casino hotels are located on the strip and are among the most renowned gambling facilities in the metropolis.

Ty Stewart, Executive Director of WSOP, explained:

“This year is particularly historical for the WSOP with its move to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and the debut in the probably best casinos in the city. We look forward to welcoming players from all over the world to our inauguration party in Bally’s […] and welcome in Paris. The schedule is packed with first -class events and we expect this year’s edition to be the greatest WSOP of all time. ”You Stewart, Executive Director der WSOP Official press release from the WSOP

Even if Caesar’s entertainment awaits the WSOP players from all over the world Vaccinations or facial masks for participation are not necessary. The organizer indicated that only the state-enacted guidelines for Covid-19 must be observed. In addition, separate ones were already in advance Corona rules for the poker tournament in Las Vegas released.

US entry. Since October 25, 2021, the “Presidential Proclamation” has been regulating entry into the United States during the ongoing Corona pandemic. The law makes it easier to enter the United States. People who have not yet been vaccinated have the possibilities to visit the country, but have to expect strict entry modalities and safety precautions.

Neues Event „The Housewarming“

The Rio has over the years Happy criticism from WSOP players harvested. Complaints about the cleanliness of the off-strip casino and the high crime rate led to Caesars looking for a new home for the poker tournament. Even if there is never one in the Rio Million robbery as in Bad Homburg Came, the players should feel safe.

According to Stewart, the move to Bally’s/Paris would offer the opportunity to make significantly more space available to the event. The WSOP 2023 will take the congress centers of both casino resorts. Overall should Around 600 poker tables on the 200,000 square foot (approximately 18,580 square meters) Large tournament area.

For the debut on the strip, Caesar’s entertainment is organizing a new event – “The HouseWarming”. Players can buy into the tournament with $ 500. Of the Guaranteed price pool is five million US dollars. The new event is based on “The Reunion”, which was held last year, but was relatively little well received due to the Corona pandemic. A total of 12,973 players would have registered. The HouseWarming ”will attract significantly more players, says Stewart.

Event for high scooters. For High Rollers, the “no-limit Hold’em” should be interesting again this year. Here the buy-in is $ 250,000. The event starts on June 23.

Details about the Main Event

The highlight of the World Series of Poker is the main event, which will return to its roots a bit this year – at least from a time perspective. So the World Championship takes place on July 4th, which marks independence day in the United States and thus enjoys a very great cultural status.

Last year, around 6,650 players registered for the Main Event despite international travel improvements. The record holder is still 2019 With 8,569 registrations received. At the time Main event winner was the American Hossein Ensan, who was able to prevail against the strong competition and cleared around $ 10 million. Last year, a American player was able to choose the winner of the Main event. Koray Aldemir secured the pot of eight million US dollars.

Live broadcast. The WSOP attracts numerous spectators year after year that follow the duels of poker professionals. Americans can look at the spectacle via CBS sports in the regular TV program. The American sports channel is the official WSOP transmission partner. Meanwhile, international fans can look forward to daily streams that are broadcast on the Pokergo platform. If the fans themselves grab poker fever, you can do the Bonus without deposit And play a little poker even online.