WSOP Schedule for 2022: Tournaments and Tips for Your Trip
WSOP 2022 Schedule Announced With 88 Bracelet Events
The World Series of Poker has announced the official schedule for 2022. As you might know, after being hosted at Rio Hotel and Suit for 17 years straight, the WSOP will move to a new location for the 53rd iteration of the series.
Two venues will host players in Las Vegas this year. These will be Paris Casino and the Bally’s, which is currently in the process of rebranding and will take up the name Horseshoe to honor the legendary Las Vegas casino where it all started.
World Series at the Heart of the Strip
For the first time, the legendary poker series will be moving into the very heart of Sin City as both venues are located on the fabled Las Vegas strip.
This should help create even more buzz around the series, although it’s hardly in need of any, being the biggest poker event in the world.
This year, the WSOP is back to its traditional time slot, so the series will kick off on May 31 with the Casino Employees event and roll on from there, wrapping up on July 22.
There are 88 bracelet events on this year’s schedule, so players can look forward to some great action on the felt.
What’s more, the 2022 WSOP has the potential to be the biggest one yet, as new venues combined host over 600 tables.
One piece of information that some players will certainly be happy about is the fact that vaccine mandates are gone. Players won’t need to present the proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be able to participate in any of the events.
WSOP 2022 Highlight Events
Every year, there are a few World Series of Poker tournaments that create the most buzz and attract the biggest crowds. By the looks of things, 2022 will be no different as there are quite a few events poker fans can look forward to:
- The Millionaire Maker, Colossus, and Monster Stack are back on the docket
- $1,000,000 Tournament of Champions – a freeroll for all 2022 bracelet and gold ring winners
- Poker Hall of Fame Bounty with the symbolic buy-in of $1,979
WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Although the WSOP is back to its land-based tradition in full force, players will still get a chance to compete for online poker bracelets as well.
Every Sunday for the duration of the series, there will be one bracelet event taking place. There are also “double bracelet days” scheduled for the summer, taking place on June 5 and on July 10 and 17.
Full WSOP 2022 Schedule
With 88 bracelets up for grabs this summer, Las Vegas promises heaps of great action. While the kickoff is still a few month away, it’s always good to start planning early.
To help with that, we’re bringing you the full schedule of 2022 WSOP events as well.
|1||May 31-June 1||$500||Casino Employees Tournament|
|2||May 31-June 2||$100,000||High Roller Bounty|
|3||June 1-4||$2,500||NLH Freezout|
|4||June 1-4||$1,500||Dealers Choice (6-max)|
|5||June 2-7||$500||The Housewarming ($5MM Gtd.)|
|6||June 2-4||$25,000||HU NLH Championship (64-Players Max)|
|7||June 3-5||$1,500||Omaha Hi-Lo|
|8||June 4-6||$25,000||NLH High Roller (8-max)|
|9||June 4-6||$1,500||Seven Card Stud|
|10||June 5-7||$10,000||Dealers Choice Championship|
|11||June 6-7||$600||NLH Deep Stack|
|12||June 6-8||$50,000||NLH High Roller (8-max)|
|13||June 6-8||$1,500||Limit Hold'em|
|14||June 7-9||$1,500||6-max NLH|
|15||June 7-10||$10,000||Omaha 8 or Better Championship|
|16||June 8-11||$3,000||NLH 6-max 6|
|17||June 8-10||$2,500||Triple Draw Lowball (limit)|
|18||June 9-10||$1,000||NLH Freezeout|
|19||June 9-12||$25,000||PLO High Roller|
|20||June 9-11||$1,500||2-7 Lowball Triple Draw|
|21||June 10-14||$1,500||Monster Stack|
|22||June 10-12||$10,000||Seven Card Stud Championship|
|23||June 11-13||$3,000||LHE 6-max|
|24||June 12-13||$1,000||GGPoker Flip & Go|
|25||June 12-13||$800||Deep Stack NLH|
|26||June 12-14||$10,000||LHE Championship|
|27||June 13-15||$1,500||NLH Shootout Event|
|28||June 13-15||$50,000||PLO High Roller|
|29||June 13-14||$1,500||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball|
|30||June 14-16||$1,000||PLO 8-max|
|31||June 14-16||$10,000||2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship|
|33||June 15-16||$3,000||NLH 6-max|
|34||June 16-18||$1,500||NLH Freezeout|
|35||June 16-18||$2,500||Mixed Big Bet|
|36||June 16-18||$1,500||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo|
|37||June 17-21||$1,500||Millionaire Maker|
|38||June 17-19||$10,000||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship|
|39||June 18-21||$3,000||PLO 6-max|
|40||June 18-20||$10,000||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship|
|41||June 19||$1,000||Super Turbo Bounty|
|42||June 19-21||$100,000||NLH High Roller|
|43||June 20-21||$500||NLH Freezeout|
|44||June 20-23||$10,000||H.O.R.S.E. Championship|
|46||June 21-24||$5,000||NLH 6-max|
|47||June 22-26||$1,000||Seniors Event (50+)|
|48||June 22-24||$1,500||Eight-Game Mix|
|50||June 23-25||$250,000||NLH Super High Roller|
|52||June 24-26||$2,500||Nine-Game Mix|
|53||June 25-26||$5,000||NLH/PLO Mix|
|54||June 26-28||$500||Salute to Warriors (USO Charity)|
|55||June 26-27||$1,000/Team||Tag Team Event|
|56||June 26-30||$50,000||Poker Players Championship|
|57||June 27-30||$600||Deep Stack Championship|
|58||June 27-29||$1,500||PLO Hi-Lo|
|59||June 28-July 1||$1,000||Super Seniors NLH (60+)|
|60||June 28-30||$10,000||Short Deck Event|
|61||June 29-July 2||$1,000||Ladies Championship|
|62||June 29||$1,500||Super Turbo Bounty|
|63||June 29-July 2||$10,000||PLO Hi-Lo Championship|
|64||June 30-July 1||$600||PLO Deep Stack|
|65||June 30-July 2||$3,000||NLH Freezeout|
|66||July 1-3||$1,000||Mini Main Event|
|67||July 1-2||$10,000||Super Turbo Bounty|
|68||July 2-5||$1,000||Million Dollar Bounty|
|69||July 2-5||$10,000||PLO Championship|
|70||July 3-16||$10,000||Main Event|
|71||July 7-11||$1,111||One More for One Drop|
|72||July 7-9||$1,500||Mixed PLO Hi-Lo/”Big O”/Omaha Hi-Lo|
|74||July 9-11||$1,500||Bounty PLO ($500 Bounties)|
|75||July 10-14||$777||Lucky 7's NLH 7-Handed|
|76||July 10-11||$1,979||Poker Hall of Fame Bounty|
|77||July 11-13||$1,500||Mixed NLH/PLO|
|79||July 12-14||$10,000||Razz Championship|
|80||July 13-14||$600||Mixed PLO/NLH Deep Stack|
|81||July 13-15||$5,000||NLH Freezeout (8-max)|
|82||July 14-15||$800||NLH Deep Stack (8-max)|
|83||July 14-16||$50,000||NLH High Roller|
|85||July 15-17||$1,500||The Closer|
|86||July 15-17||$10,000||6-Handed NLH Championship|
|87||July 16-17||$5,000||NLH (8-max)|
|88||July 17||$1,000||NLH Super Turb|
|Invite||July 18-20||Freeroll||Tournament of Champions (Invite-Only)|
Getting Ready for the WSOP 2022
Now that you have the important details about the World Series of Poker 2022, we're bringing you some useful tips and advice to make your trip and your stay in Las Vegas more enjoyable.
Flights & Accommodation
The first thing you need to figure out is when you want to go and how long you want to stay. If you’re not from the US, the trip can be quite expensive on its own, so you want to start looking for good deals as soon as possible.
You can get your plane tickets at a discounted price if you book well ahead of time.
So, if you want to go, start looking now and check what’s available for the dates you’re planning. There are some amazing deals out there if you book a few months ahead.
The same goes for accommodation. Once the WSOP 2020 is in town, prices will go up and it will be harder to find a place with a good location. So try to book your place well ahead of time and get that out of your mind.
If you’re traveling with some friends, you should look into renting a house and splitting costs. There are some great places you can get at more than reasonable prices, and if you pull your money together, you’ll get a much better deal than if you were all paying for accommodation on your own.
Plan in advance what you will play
Maybe you want to hit deep stack tournaments, or you feel like you have an edge in turbo structures, or want to get into the smallest possible rake events, you can find it all in the World Series of Poker.
If you want to maximize your EV and choose the most profitable tournaments from the WSOP schedule, you need to research what you are planning to play.
On top of that, during WSOP, other Las Vegas casinos also offer various series, where you can find a lot of smaller tournaments, so it makes sense to check it out as well.
This will help you plan your bankroll and find the best possible games. So instead of trying to play as much as you can, pick your tournaments and play only the good ones!
Even if you’ve never been to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, you’d likely seen vlogs from some of the popular players during the recent years. In some of those vlogs, you can see that registration lines for certain events can be absolutely mental.
The WSOP will open certain smaller buy-in tournaments for early registration in March/April, and you’ll be able to do it online.
If you already know what events you want to play and want to ensure your seat on a particular day, you should definitely take advantage of the early registration feature.
After all, there is so much to do in Vegas, whether it’s playing poker or just checking out what the city has to offer.
Stay within your bankroll during the WSOP schedule
While playing the WSOP Main Event can be thrilling, you should not jump to this tournament if you do not have sufficient funds and risk a big part of your poker bankroll taking one shot.
However, instead of buying-in directly, you can participate in many satellites during the series and win your seat in the big one. Also, you have an option to sell a part of your shares and still have an unforgettable experience in Las Vegas without breaking the bank.
If none of these helps, do not be harsh on yourself and choose cheaper tournaments. These have much smaller fields and very few professional poker players, so it drastically reduces the variance and gives you a way to build that bankroll.
Learn to rest and keep your energy
Long tournament series, just like the WSOP schedule suggests, require a lot of energy and concentration.
So instead of partying all the time, you should take such a trip seriously and do everything that can help you increase the chance to succeed. To mention a couple of things:
- Get a good night's sleep – probably one of the most important parts of being able to focus and play long sessions, so make sure to rest before playing.
- Excercise – that is not a problem in Las Vegas since most hotels have a gym, and even if you don‘t find one, you can easily exercise simply in your room and increase your energy level.
- Eat healthy food – it is harder to stick to healthy habits while traveling, but when you know that it can make a difference from almost sleeping at the table to making profitable decisions when your opponents are barely keeping eyes open, it should be enough motivation to do that.
Even if that does not look like much at the moment, it will be a huge help in the long run.
Prepare for WSOP schedule
If you are not used to playing in live games, it makes sense to practice and play at least a couple of tournaments in your local casino before visiting the World Series Of Poker.
It is worth brushing up your strategy because you could be up against the top players if you are not particularly lucky with your table draw. Therefore, now it is a good time to join a poker training site and go to 2020 WSOP fully prepared.
Also, you can take advantage of poker software to prepare for the games, so everything is up to you!
Have some fun
Last but not least, enjoy your time in Las Vegas and have fun.
Do not rush playing, do not try to impress others by fancy moves you see on TV or go out of line. You are not here to impress others, so enjoy the moment and play as good as you can.
On top of that, do not forget to visit at least a couple of attractions and actually have some fun to fully enjoy your trip. Resting and taking your mind from the game can help you a lot, especially if you are in for a longer stay.
WSOP 2022 Schedule Summary
Now you know how to prepare for the trip, and here is another reminder about a few notable evens to keep track of.
- World Series of Poker 2022 lasts from May 31 to July 22
- The Main Event kicks off on July 3
- WSOP 2022 features all the big ones, like Colossus and the Millionaire Maker
- Make sure to prepare for your WSOP 2022 trip early & save time and money