2022 WSOP Frequently Asked Questions
- WSOP Dealer Hotline – 702-967-4402
- General WSOP Information – 702-967-4777
Where is the 2022 WSOP tournament located?+
The WSOP has moved! It is now located in the Bally’s Casino and Paris Casino conventions centers in Las Vegas, Nevada.
WSOP Poker will be played at:
- The Paris Ballroom
- All Day1 starts
- $10K and above bracelets - Day 1s down to final table
- King’s Lounge and Live-Action
- Deepstacks, Mega Satellites, and Single Table Satellites
- The Bally’s Grand Ballroom
- Day2 Restarts
- All Final Tables
- Large Day1 overflow
- The Bally’s Event Center
- CBS feature television tables
When is the World Series of Poker this year?+
The WSOP event is held in Las Vegas May 31 – July 20, 2022
Where is the WSOP Player Services office?+
The WSOP Player Services office is located across from the Paris Ballroom, adjacent to the WSOP Main Cage in the Champagne Ballroom located in Paris convention center.
Where is the WSOP Main Registration Cage?+
The WSOP Main Registration Cage is in the Champagne Ballroom in the Paris convention center “Le Centre des Conventions.”
- WSOP tournament registration with cash, chips, credit cards, cashier’s checks, or WSOP tournament account credit.
- In addition:
- Safety deposit boxes are also located in this area.
- WSOP Tournament Account deposits/withdrawals
- WSOP.com account deposits/withdrawals and support questions.
What are the WSOP tournament dates?
Registration, Live Action and Satellites begins on May 31st, 2022 at 9am and run until July 20th, 2022. The first open bracelet event is May 31st, 2022. The first day of the Main Event will begin on July 3rd, 2022. Please see full tournament schedule for dates of all other events.
How old do I have to be to play in the World Series of Poker?+
Nevada Gaming Regulations require participants to be at least 21 years of age on the day of the event in which you wish to start playing. The age requirement to participate in the Seniors Event is that you to be at least 50 years of age on the day of the event. The age requirement to participate in the Super Seniors Event is that you to be at least 60 years of age on the day of the event.
Where can I find information about the WSOP and Pre-Registration?+
By visiting our website: www.wsop.com/2022/ or by visiting the tournament office at the World Series of Poker tournament area. 2022 Pre-Registration is now open. This is for both online registration and in-person registration at the Paris Main Cage.
How much does it cost to enter a WSOP poker tournament?+
The 2022 WSOP will host a wide variety of tournaments ranging in price from $400 to $250,000.
When does Online-Registration online end?+
Two weeks prior to the beginning of the event for which you are registering if you choose wire as the method of payment. For events with buy-ins of $10,000 or less, Online-Registration is available until the close of registration of the event for which you are registering when using a credit card, ACH, or WSOP Tournament Account as the method of payment.
Once I have pre-registered online, how do I complete my Pre-Registration and receive my Tournament Entry Receipt and Seat Assignment?+
For participants that registered online in advance, please proceed to the WSOP FasTrac / Caesars Rewards area in the Burgundy Room in the Paris convention center to get verified and receive seat cards and receipts at least one hour prior to event start time. Online-registered participants must present current valid and unexpired photo identification (passport, driver’s license, state identification card, or military identification card) acceptable to Paris in person at the Tournament verification area to complete first time online-registrations. If the online method of payment was credit card, the exact card used must be presented at time of verification. Once participant has completed the verification process, participant can bypass the above process for future online registrations and can proceed to any WSOP FasTrac kiosk to print seat cards and receipts.
Am I guaranteed the starting day I choose if I Pre-Register?+
Will I receive confirmation after I Pre-Register?+
Yes. We will send an email confirmation once the registration is processed.
Do I have to Pre-Register to play in WSOP?+
No. You may sign up for any event in person at the Paris up until an event begins and past depending on late registration for that event. Please refer to the event’s structure sheet for more information.
Will a Caesars Rewards Card be required for Tournament Play?+
Yes. If you wish to register for a tournament or play in live-action games you must have a Caesars Rewards Card you can visit the online Caesars Rewards site to create an account, pending certain jurisdictions.
How do I get a Caesars Rewards Card?+
Visit any of our Caesars Entertainment Properties in the U.S., or by visiting the Caesars Rewards Desk in the WSOP Tournament Area, upon arrival at the Paris. A valid Photo ID will get you a Caesars Rewards Card in less than 5 minutes. Or you can visit the online Caesars Rewards site to create an account, pending certain jurisdictions.
What Photo IDs are acceptable?+
The following forms of ID are acceptable:
- Driver’s license or State issued Photo ID
US Passport, Passport Card, or Military ID must include a second form of ID. An unexpired governmental ID verifying physical address such as a valid Driver's License will also be required.
- Permanent Resident Alien Card (Must say Permanent, if not must show Passport)
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:
- Foreign passport – We can accept a current, non-expired passport (We will NOT accept passport cards, visa cards or consular ID) (A second form of ID that indicates physical address will be required, i.e. driver’s license, utility bill, credit card statement, etc.)
- Foreign government issued Driver’s License –Must have a photograph, the date of birth and a valid expiration date.
Will I earn Caesars Rewards Credits while I play at WSOP?+
You will earn Caesars Rewards credits for playing in WSOP events or WSOP Live Action (cash games). You will not earn Caesars Rewards credits for playing in WSOP Single Table Satellites.
Can someone else Pre-Register for me?+
No, third-party registration is prohibited unless an organization is an approved WSOP satellite licensee.
How do I become an official WSOP satellite licensee?+
You must contact Johnny Hernandez by emailing at email@example.com after you have verified you/your organization qualifies to host a satellite.
What hours are the WSOP Cashiers Cage open?+
The WSOP Cashiers Cage will be open 24/7 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022.
When does Registration at the Paris Cage begin?+
Registration for bracelet events is open now at the Paris Main Cage.
What forms of payment are accepted at the Paris?+
Cash, live Casino Chips, Cashiers Check and Wire Transfers (5 day waiting period for checks or wires). Credit cards will be accepted in-person once the WSOP Cashiers Cage opens on May 31st.
What forms of payment are accepted for Online-Registration?+
- Wire Transfers (14 day waiting period)
- Credit Cards/ACH - Available for events with buy-ins of $10,000 or less. Available until the close of registration for the event.
- WSOP Tournament Credits - Available until the close of registration for the event.
Can someone Register for me and pay my Tournament Entry at the WSOP Cage?+
May I transfer my Tournament Entry to someone else?+
No. Tournament Entries are non-transferable.
Can Tournament Entries be pre-paid over the phone with a Credit Card?+
No. All payments made through use of a Credit Card must be accomplished through the Online-Registration and WSOP FasTrac system or in-person starting May 31st.
Can I receive a refund on my Tournament Entry?+
Yes. There is a cancellation and refund policy as outlined in the 2022 Tournament Rules available on www.wsop.com/2022/. Please see tournament office for the appropriate forms.
Cancellation of online registration is available online to the participant until the participant has tickets printed for the event or up until 24 hours before the event has started.
Do I have to Pre-register for Single Table Satellite Games?+
No. You can register for Single Table Satellite Games at the Single Table Satellite Cage the day of the satellite.
Will I be paid in cash if I win a Single Table Satellite?+
You will be paid with WSOP Tournament Buy-In Chips in $500 increments. Any winnings inside of a $500 increment will be paid in cash.
Are the Tournament Buy-In Chips won in a Single Table Satellite redeemable for cash?+
No. They must be used to buy into WSOP Tournaments at the Paris from May 31st, 2022, through July 20th, 2022.
Can the Tournament Buy-In Chips won in a Single Table Satellite be used for any WSOP Event?+
They can be used for all WSOP Bracelet Events, as well as other WSOP Tournament and Satellite offerings of $500 or greater at the Rio from May 31st, 2022, through July 20th, 2022. If used for an event of less than $500, any remaining balance from the chip will be forfeited.
If I don’t use my Tournament Buy-In Chips at WSOP this year, can I use them in future WSOP Events?+
No. All WSOP Tournament Buy-In Chips will expire on July 20th, 2022 and will not be accepted at any future WSOP event or any other event at Paris or any of its affiliates.
Do I have to pre-register to play in Live Action?+
No. Live Action Games are open 24/7 year-round at Bally’s, and you need not register in advance. During the WSOP, Live Action will be located in the Paris Ballroom Green section and King’s Lounge section of the WSOP Tournament Area as well as in the Bally’s Poker Room, located next to the Nosh Deli and Keno. Please see a Live Action Supervisor to sign up for a game.
What limits will be offered in Live Action?+
Our smallest cash games will be $1-$3 No Limit Hold’em and $2-$4 Limit Hold’em. Our biggest games will be as high as anybody would like to play. We will also have Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha 8/B, Razz, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud 8/B, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, A-5 Triple Draw Lowball, Badugi, Big-O and just about everything else you can imagine.
Can I pre-register for a Circuit Event?+
We do not offer pre-registration for WSOP Circuit Events at this time. WSOP Circuit Event schedules, as well as all the latest news and information pertaining to Circuit Events are posted and continuously updated at www.WSOP.com.
Can Men Play in the Ladies Event?+
The Ladies event is designed for women; however, men can play. The entry fee for the event is $10,000. Women will receive a discount of their entry fee, as their buy-in will be $1,000.
What is a “Six Handed” event?+
You will be playing against only five other players, or even less at some points, for the duration of the event. This tournament is also described as a “short-handed event.” The same principle applies to seven and eight handed events.
What is a “Shootout” Event?+
In a 'shootout' poker tournament format, you must beat all of the players at your table in order to move on to the next round. For example, in a shootout tournament with 1,000 players, you would start out with 100 tables of 10 players each. Then each table of ten would play down to one person. Those 100 remaining people would then play at ten tables until each table had one player remaining. Lastly, the final table ten players get together to fight it out for a bracelet!
How many bracelets events in the 2022 WSOP in Las Vegas?+
Produced exclusively by Poker Central, there will be 18 different 2022 WSOP bracelet events to be televised.
Can anyone come and watch the WSOP?+
Guests are welcome to observe the WSOP in action – free of charge. All spectators must be at least 21 years of age to enter the Paris Ballroom, Grand Ballroom, or Event Center, however, per gaming regulations.
Is there valet service at the WSOP?+
Valet will be available through the main hotel valets at both Bally’s and Paris.
What are the rules on photography in the WSOP?+
Photos may be taken in the WSOP tournament area. Flash photography and filming are strictly prohibited.
Will I be able to get player autographs?+
Most players will happily oblige autograph requests between events. Please be mindful not to make a request while they are seated and playing at a table. Staff are not allowed to request autographs.
How can I deal for the WSOP?+
Dealers may apply online at https://www.caesars.com/careers
Go to and select States/Provinces: Nevada; then Select Properties: WSOP; Begin Search.
WSOP staff members will be contacting those who apply to schedule auditions.
Are there other employment opportunities at WSOP? +
Other interested candidates may apply online at https://www.caesars.com/careers
Go to and select States/Provinces: Nevada; then select Properties: WSOP; Begin Search
How do I secure the poker room rates for my hotel stay?+
Players will make their room reservations at the pre-entrant rates. Upon arrival in Las Vegas, if not already booked, they can provide their tournament receipt to the reservations desk and have the rates converted to the special WSOP entrant poker rates upon availability. Las Vegas hotels include Rio, Paris, Ballys, Harrah’s, Flamingo, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and The Linq are all offering discounted rates for WSOP players. Follow the link at www.WSOP.com/reservations under the registration tab to book your room online now at the best rates available!
Where Do I Park for WSOP?+
There are two major parking facilities available to guests. 1) The Paris Las Vegas Parking Garage and 2) The Bally's Parking Lot (located directly behind Bally's off Koval Lane). Valet services will also be available at the main hotel entrances of both properties.
Parking Prices are as follows:
- 1st Hour: Free
- 1-3 Hours: $15
- 3-24 Hours: $18
- Over 24 Hours per day:$18
- Hotel Lodger: $18
- Locals with valid Nevada ID: Rates apply after the first 3 hours, excluding during event pricing.
- Caesars Rewards Platinum, Diamond, Seven Stars: Free
- Rates on Friday and Saturday increase to $23/day for non-lodgers but remain at $18/day for hotel guests.
Reduced weekly parking passes for extended stays are available for purchase at the WSOP Main cage inside the Champagne Ballroom in Paris for $100, a 40% discount.
Caesars Rewards Credit Card holders receive complimentary parking at all Caesars properties. You can apply for the Caesars Rewards Visa Card in person at the WSOP Caesars Rewards Center located at the entrance of the Paris Convention Center, the Caesars Palace Caesars Rewards center, or at any of the following casino cages: Bally's Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, or Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. During sign up you will be asked which of the following locations you’d like to pick up your new Caesars Rewards Credit Card: Caesars Palace Caesars Rewards Center, or at any of the following casino cages: Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s, Flamingo, or Rio. Once you have made a purchase of at least $1, you may return to the cage where you picked up your new credit card, have it validated, and enjoy free parking at any Caesars property.
For more information regarding parking, visit Caesars parking at https://www.caesars.com/parking on the Caesars Rewards wesbite.
Can I set up as a vendor at WSOP?+
Where can I get WSOP Merchandise?+
During the WSOP, a retail store will be operating inside the Champagne Ballroom immediately on your left as you enter in the Paris convention area, providing a wide array of souvenir merchandise to choose from.
How many players are paid for an event?+
The WSOP pays out approximately 15% of the field size, but it varies slightly from event to event.
What must I provide to collect Tournament Winnings?+
Winners must show their current valid picture identification (driver’s license, state identification card, or military identification card, U.S. passport or U.S. passport card) acceptable to Caesars Entertainment in order to collect prizes. Any ID without an address, will require a secondary unexpired government ID that can verify physical address. If a participant is not a U.S. citizen, a current passport, consular identification, or alien registration card is required. Additionally, non-U.S. citizens must provide documentation verifying their current physical address.
For prizes exceeding $5,000 net the event buy-in, winners must also provide:
- U.S. Residents: A Social Security Number.
- U.S. residents not providing a Social Security Number will be subject to 28% tax withholding.
- Foreign Residents of U.S. Tax Treaty Countries: Must provide an Individual Tax Identification Number.
- Foreign Residents of Treaty Countries, not providing an Individual Tax Identification Number, will be subject to 30% tax withholding.
- Foreign Residents of U.S. Tax Non-Treaty Countries: Will be subject to 30% tax withholding.
May I apply for an Individual Tax Identification Number during the WSOP?+
Tournament Staff will assist WSOP winning foreign players from United States Tax Treaty Countries in applying for an Individual Tax Identification Number. Appointments must be made with our Compliance team after the player has won an amount over the $5,000 threshold mentioned above.Due to regulatory restrictions, this service is not available to foreign players that have winnings from WSOP.com online events.
How can I watch the WSOP events this year?+
WSOP will broadcast with partner CBS Sports for a second season of coverage with daily streaming on PokerGo.
Who has won the most WSOP Main Events?+
Currently, Johnny Moss and Stu Unger are tied with three times each.