Another World Series of Poker is upon us. Poker players from all over the world will soon flock to sunny Las Vegas to watch, and participate, in one of the most anticipated events in the world of Poker. This will be the 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament. The Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will open its doors official on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017.
There is a little of something for everyone around town at this time. The schedule consists of gold bracelets, satellites, cash games and deep stack tournaments. These tournaments will run during the 49 days of the WSOP. The Main Event, with the final nine players, will start on July 17th, 2017. If you look at the schedule you will find 90+ different events to start planning your winning strategies. You will also notice that there are buy-ins from $235 up to $50,000! With the tournaments ranging from 1-10 days, you’ll want to check out the lineup, start getting your poker funds together and get to Vegas Baby!
For annual attendees you might notice a few changes this year as to the set up and a few rules that aren’t how you remember them. A few things that might be different are; for one there has been a major change to the procedure of calling a clock. The new rule allows tournament supervisors to institute countdowns with no player prompt and a shorter clock overall. Second the November Nine has been exiled to poker’s history books, a nine-year experiment that’s been shelved in favor of a two-day break and July finish for the Main Event. Lastly, the coverage schedule is now under the control of Poker Central who will be handling live stream duties.
There have also been a few Major changes to the layouts of some of the ballrooms. Typically in the past the Amazon Room was the place to go if you wanted to watch all the final table drama. Not so anymore, you will now want to head over to the Brasilia Room where the ESPN set will be built around the main featured table. King’s Casino from the Czech Republic has stepped in as a sponsor and has a designated area where players participating in high-stakes games can relax and enjoy in the Rio’s ballroom. A last major room change is that the Miranda will now be home to the Daily Deepstacks series, which will award tens of thousands in prize money every day at affordable price points. Many players come to Vegas to play these games, and now they’ll be sitting among the 45 tables in the Miranda Room. So make a note of these room changes so you don’t find yourself at the wrong table!
What if you can’t make it to Vegas this year? No worries, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the WSOP. There is an entire online tournament that you can play in, with bracelets and insane amounts of cash winnings! These buy-ins start as low as $10, so most anyone can join and have a good time. There is also live streaming with instant updates, so you can enjoy the games from the comfort of your home. Don’t forget to download the apps from pokernews: pokernews.com will keep you up to date on all the happening, and Mystack app connects you straight into pokernews live stream. You can also share photos, keep your chip count and connect with other avid poker fans like yourself.
As you can see, there’s a little something for everyone. So get that money out from under your mattress and head to Vegas for some fun and sun!