LAS VEGAS (Nov. 14, 2012) – Save the Date(s). The 44th running of the World Series of Poker will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The action-packed schedule which includes gold bracelet events, satellites, cash games and daily deep stack tournaments will run for 49 consecutive days, concluding with the final nine players of the WSOP Main Event on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
The summer festival reaches its pinnacle with the globe’s longest-running poker tournament -- the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event championship -- which is again slated to run over ten consecutive days from July 7 - July 16, 2013.
The WSOP Main Event will feature three starting flights -- July 7, July 8 and July 9.
Tournament buy-ins start as low as $75. Cash games will begin on May 29 and run 24 hours a day throughout the seven-week series taking place in the Rio Convention Center.
Nearly 500 poker tables will be set up across more than 100,000 square-feet of ballroom space to accommodate the thousands of players from around the world who attend poker’s annual Woodstock.
The 2012 WSOP attracted 74,766 participants in a total of 61 events, generating a prize pool of more than $222 million – the largest prize pool in the WSOP’s 43-year history. Participants in WSOP events hailed from 101 countries in 2012.
The current slate of individual events offered during the 44th Annual WSOP are being finalized, with around 60 gold bracelet events and a similar schedule as years past expected, with weekends catering to the No-Limit Hold’em weekend warriors. Seniors, Ladies, Casino Employees and a Charity tournament are all being planned as well.