World Championship of Poker Begins Sunday at Rio; Event Guaranteed to pay 1,000 Players for First Time
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Starting Flights at 12 noon – July 5-7, 2015
WSOP Main Event Runs July 5-14, Plays Down to Final Table; ESPN to Televise

WHAT: The 46th running of poker’s ultimate championship returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino this Sunday, with thousands of players expected to enter the $10,000 buy-in event in hopes of claiming poker’s ultimate prize.
Officially, Event #68, the last and final event of the record-breaking 46th Annual World Series of Poker, has three starting flights: Sunday, July 5, Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7, all beginning at 12 noon, with play running until 12:45 am nightly.
Amateurs, poker pros, celebrities and poker enthusiasts from more than 85 different countries are expected to take to the felt.  Notable celebrities and sports stars are expected in the field.
The prize pool is expected to be more than $60 million with the winner walking away with a prize expected to exceed $8,000,000.
The World Series of Poker is the gaming industry’s premier event, each year drawing tens of thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe to Las Vegas to compete for millions in prize money and the game’s most coveted trophy – a World Series of Poker Champion’s Bracelet.
WHERE: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Convention Center – Brasilia, Pavilion & Amazon Ballrooms
WHEN: Sunday, July 5 at 12 noon – Flight “A”
Monday, July 6 at 12 noon – Flight “B” (Special Shuffle Up & Deal – Reining WSOP Player of the Year George Danzer)
Tuesday, July 7 at 12 noon – Flight “C” (Special Shuffle Up & Deal – Reigning World Champion Martin Jacobson)
WHO: Poker pros, celebrities and Average Joe’s from more than 85 nations are expected.  Last year, 6,683 players participated, and the winner, Sweden’s Martin Jacobson collected $10 million.