The world’s premier poker event, the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), kicks off today (May 31) at Rio Las Vegas.
The World Series of Poker is the world’s largest, richest and longest-running poker tournament. Not only that, it looks darned handsome in an ascot. (We have no idea what that means, so let’s move on.)
The poker action starts off with some of the biggest names in the game competing for bragging rights in an exclusive $25,000 buy-in Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship. If all those words sounded akin to a chicken in heat to you, it’s time to brush up on one of the world’s most popular card games. Get all the information you could ever want at the official WSOP site.
On Jun. 4, thousands of poker players and fans will make their way the Rio for a $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament at noon. Other WSOP highlights include the Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship on Jul. 1 and Poker Players Championship on Jul. 2.
The climax (in case you forgot which blog you’re reading) to the World Series of Poker is the Main Event. The Main Event runs Jul. 7-10. The grand prize is the coveted World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet. Oh, and mammoth stacks of millions in cold, hard cash.
Overall, the WSOP features 58 events, and viewing of the World Series of Poker is free and open to the public (21 or older). Players from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in this year’s World Series of Poker.
Learn more about the WSOP, and let us know if you enter and win. We’ll take your picture.