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WSOP Summer Series Registration

2018 World Series of Poker Registration

Players have two ways to 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.

How to Register In-Person

Anyone who is in Las Vegas or visiting Las Vegas between April 2nd and the start of the 2018 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 29 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 17, 2018. The WSOP Main Cage replaces the Rio Main Casino Cage on May 29. Remember to bring a valid photo ID and your Caesars Rewards Loyalty card to register for events. Any participants residing outside the United States must all provide a second form of identification that includes a residential address. In-person registration requires cash, casino chips or cashier's check.

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How To Register Online (Advanced deadlines apply!)

Online registration is an option again this year using Bravo Poker Live, our vendor who has long supplied our registration and payout program software, and began in 2016 handling the online registration system, in order to keep all our systems linked together.

For those that register and send payment online (meeting the deadlines required), you will 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 $10,000 and under only (requires registration at least 72 hours prior for first time use) (Can use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & Diners Club)
    • Once a credit card has been verified for WSOP 2018, this same card can be used for online registration until the end of the WSOP.
  • 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)

Learn how to register online by viewing this tutorial.

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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: .

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. (If you registered for this in 2016 or 2017, you have an account and can just log-in)

Participants also are required to have a Caesars Rewards Card®/Account to online register. Participants can register for and activate a Caesars Rewards Account at .

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" WSOP FasTrac Caesars 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 (which must be in the name of the registered player). 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.

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

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WSOP FasTrac Kiosks

After completing the "one-time in-person" verification process in the Rotunda Area to confirm identity and credit card payment method, players can simply use the WSOP FasTrac Kiosks to print their own seat cards and receipts for all future 2018 WSOP online registrations. Similar to an airline boarding pass experience once at the airport, the WSOP FasTrac Kiosks require the participant's Caesars 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.

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 (before June 1), 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 Saturday morning's Flight A, but could use the online registration process to buy-in to Saturday evening's Flight B. With a rule 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.


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. (Fees for American Express are 3.95%) 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). 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.


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 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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