Caesars Entertainment Confirms Dates for the 54th Annual World Series of Poker
It may feel like the first ever World Series of Poker (WSOP) played on the Las Vegas Strip only just ended, but Caesars Entertainment has already come out with the announcement for the 54th Annual WSOP, to be played between May 30 and July 18, 2023.
The 54th edition of the WSOP will be played in full at Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas (soon to be called Horseshoe), the same venues that hosted the 53rd edition.
Considering the massive success of the first ever WSOP to be played on the Strip itself, we can expect next year’s festival to be bigger and better than ever before.
The 2022 WSOP drew in a total of almost 200,000 entrants and paid out nearly $350 million in cash prizes, making it by far the biggest live poker festival of the year.
Now that the dates for the WSOP are announced, the organizers have also made reservations possible for accommodations across the venues, with special discounted rates available for players who book in advance.
Speaking of the upcoming WSOP, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of WSOP Ty Stewart said:
“The historic debut of the WSOP on the Las Vegas Strip delivered in a big way, and we’re excited to announce our Summer 2023 dates in time for the holidays.
Poker players and fans can now officially mark their calendars and maybe even book their loved ones or themselves a trip to the WSOP as a holiday gift.
We’re glad to be back at Paris Las Vegas and the future Horseshoe Las Vegas for another exciting chapter in the tournament’s history as these two resorts raised the bar in hosting last year’s event.”
— WSOP – World Series of Poker (@WSOP) December 12, 2022
What to Expect from the 54th Annual WSOP
While the full WSOP schedule is yet to be announced, Caesars has given us an insight into some of the unique events that players around the world have probably been waiting for.
Leading that list, of course, is the Main Event, the $10,000 NLHE Championship tournament that is always the highlight of the Series.
The Main Event will feature the same kind of structure as usual, and we can expect the Series to aim for a record-breaking year, following last year’s 8,663 entries for the most popular $10k event of the year.
Apart from that, WSOP will be bringing back the super successful $1k Mystery Million, a $1k tournament with mystery bounties up to $1 million and a cool million for the winner, which was one of the big highlights of last summer.
Other events we’ve now grown accustomed to such as the Millionaire Maker, the Colossus, Lucky 7s, Seniors Championship and Ladies Championship will all be making the roster as well.
This year, for the first time, Caesars also announced a $300 Gladiators of Poker event with an incredible $3 million guaranteed prize pool, which is guaranteed to draw a lot of attention.
Here is a list of the WSOP events whose dates have been confirmed thus far:
|Mystery Millions||May 31||$1,000|
|Gladiators of Poker||June 7||$300|
|Monster Stack||June 16||$1,500|
|Seniors Championship||June 21||$1,000|
|Millionaire Maker||June 23||$1,500|
|Ladies Championship||June 29||$1,000|
|Mini Main Event||July 2||$1,000|
|WSOP Main Event||July 3||$10,000|
|Lucky 7s||July 7||$777|
|Ultra Stack||July 11||$600|
|The Closer||July 14||$1,500|
All of these are part of the preliminary announcement, but we are guaranteed to hear about all the Championship events and the High Rollers in the coming weeks as well.
Now that the dates for the WSOP 2023 have been confirmed, all that’s left is to start planning your trip, get time off from work, and book your early flights and accommodations in the fabulous Las Vegas next summer.