WSOP Summer Series Registration

2016 World Series of Poker Registration

Players have two ways to officially register for WSOP events. In-person at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or online, via our WSOP registration software provider, Bravo Poker Live.

Choose an Event to Register to

How To Register In-Person

Anyone who is in Las Vegas or visiting Las Vegas before the start of the 2016 WSOP that would like to register may go to the Rio Main Casino Cage and buy into any event they choose, and receive their starting seat assignment and receipt. This guarantees your entry into the event. Beginning May 31 at 9am, the WSOP Main Cage opens up in the Rio Convention Center in the Tropical Ballroom, where players can register in-person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through July 14, 2016. The WSOP Main Cage replaces the Rio Main Casino Cage on May 31. Remember to bring a valid photo ID and your Total Rewards Loyalty card to register for events. In-person registration requires cash, casino chips or a cashier’s check as the form of payment. No additional fees besides buy-in amount are charged.

How To Register Online (Advanced deadlines apply!)

Online registration is an option again this year and the process has been overhauled in 2016, with substantial enhancements for participants that plan in advance. For those that register and send payment online (meeting the deadlines required), you will greatly reduce time spent at the Rio waiting in a line. For those that wait until the last minute, online registration will not be a suitable option. It is important to note the three ways to pay for Online Registration Buy-Ins:

  • Credit Card - for buy-ins $1500 and under only (requires registration at least 72 hours prior for first time use)
    • Once a credit card has been verified for WSOP 2016, this same card can be used for online registration until the end of late registration for that event.
  • Wire Transfer (requires registration at least 14 days prior to event’s start date)
  • Cashier’s Check (requires registration at least 14 days prior to event’s start date)

Step-by-Step Details of Online Registration:

The process online will be hosted on the secure and encrypted Bravo Poker Live website, at the following URL: https://www.bravopokerlive.com/venues/wsop/.

Participants will be required to do a one-time sign-up with Bravo Poker Live, which will save and password protect their registration information, so participants will have quick and easy return access for future events, both WSOP and for other venues that work with Bravo Poker Tournament software.

Participants will also be required to have a Caesars Total Rewards Card®/Account to online register. Participants can register for and activate a Total Rewards Account at http://www.totalrewards.com/program.

Once the participant completes the online process (including sending in payment) for one or more events, they then only have to show up in the Rio Convention Center “Rotunda Area” FasTrac Total Rewards Desk one hour prior to their event’s start, to show proof of identification and have their identity verified. If the method of payment is credit card, the participant must also present the credit card used for the online registration. Once verified, the participant will receive seat assignments and receipts for any and all event(s) this participant has registered for and can proceed to their starting room, table and seat at the participant’s leisure.

Payment Methods for Online Registration

The forms of payment participants can use to register online are as follows:

  • Wire-transfer (requires registration at least 14 days prior to event’s start date)
  • Cashier’s Check (requires registration at least 14 days prior to event’s start date)
  • Credit Card – for buy-ins $1500 and under only (requires registration at least 72 hours prior for first time use)
    • Once a credit card has been verified for WSOP 2016, this same card can be used for online registration until the end of late registration for that event. Once a participant has gone through the complete online registration and verification process, they will then be able to continue to register and pay for events online if they properly fund those transactions and can then utilize the “WSOP FasTrac Kiosks” to print seat cards and receipts.

ADA accessible kiosks are available at designated locations, and staff are available at those kiosks to provide additional assistance if needed.

WSOP FasTrac Kiosks

After completing the “one-time in-person” verification process in the Rotunda Area to confirm identity and payment method, players can simply use the WSOP FasTrac Kiosks to print their own seat cards and receipts for all future 2016 WSOP online registrations. Similar to an airline boarding pass experience once at the airport, the WSOP FasTrac Kiosks require the participant’s Total Rewards Card to verify identity, and once verified, a participant can print all seat assignments and receipts for any tournaments that the participant has registered for.

This marks the first time credit cards can be used to buy-in to WSOP events (for all events $1500 and under, including Daily Deepstacks and Satellite events). However, it is important to understand that credit cards can only be used for participants who register for events online in advance – credit cards will still not be allowed for live on-site registration. Participants will need to register online and complete the process, including payment with credit card, at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event’s play when using the process for the first time.

Once a participant has used that credit card once to online register, then they will have no advanced wait time required to online register for future events. For example, if a participant online registers for Flight A of the Colossus online (in April or May), then plays in that flight on June 2 but is eliminated before the end of the day, they will be able to go online and register and pay for another Colossus flight using that same credit card, without the need to go to the live registration cage. They will purchase online and then go directly to the WSOP FasTrac Kiosk in the Rio Rotunda to print their seat card and receipt. So a participant could be eliminated from Thursday morning’s Flight A, but could use the online registration process to buy-in to Thursday evening’s Flight B. With the new rule this year allowing only one advanced entry for multi-flight events, this new online registration process with credit cards, eliminates the need to use the WSOP registration cage for popular events like Colossus that draw large fields and usually feature lengthier lines.

Fees

The payment required for participation in any Tournament event is the full amount of the event’s entry fee, which includes an administrative fee to cover necessary Tournament staffing, materials and related administrative costs. There are additional fees applicable to online registration and the chosen method of payment. Additional Fees: There will be a $3 processing fee added to each event transaction for using the online registration system. Credit cards are charged an additional 2.95% fee to use this method of payment. In addition, anyone who uses a wire-transfer or cashier’s check are still subject to any fees their bank imposes (the WSOP does not impose any fees). None of these Additional Fees are paid to the WSOP or Rio. These are typical fees used in the payment processing industry for online transactions of this nature, by the vendors and providers of these services. Participant is responsible for payment of the full registration amount and all applicable fees.

Refunds

Anyone who registers for an event online but chooses not to play may get a refund at the WSOP registration cage on-site in the Rio Convention Center up to the start time for the event. Participants, who don’t end up travelling out to an event they online registered for, should email Tyler Pipal at tpipal@caesars.com to request the necessary paperwork to receive a refund. This request must be done in advance of the event’s start. Refunds will be issued for the buy-in amount only.

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