LAS VEGAS (Jan. 30, 2019) – While many think of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) as a high stakes affair only for high rollers or professionals, the truth of the matter is the modern day WSOP is an inclusive, all-encompassing poker tournament series for all poker enthusiasts, including the masses. 

The WSOP caters to all gaming and competitive mind sport fans, regardless of budget, time commitment restrictions or level of experience. 

There really is something for everyone at the WSOP, and with the final pod of gold bracelet events confirmed, a slew of low buy-in, short-duration deep stack events complete the 2019 iteration of the WSOP to be held May 28 to July 16 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 

View this year’s schedule here: http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/ 

A half-dozen $600-$800 No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, or a mixture of both have been added to this year’s schedule, culminating with a Deepstack Championship event on Tuesday, June 25 at 11am, featuring a $600 buy-in, 30,000 in starting chips, a $500,000 prize pool guarantee, and an added WSOP Main Event seat to the winner. 

Additionally, a new charity event has been added honoring military service members.  “SALUTE to Warriors” No-Limit Hold’em is a $500 buy-in gold bracelet event starting Tuesday, July 2 at 11am, with a 25,000 starting chip stack and 40-minute levels.  This three-day event will conclude on July 4, Independence Day in the U.S., with proceeds from this event to be donated to the USO and other veteran organizations.  This event is open to all, with active military and veterans encouraged to participate in this first-ever event of its kind at the WSOP. 

“We hope everyone who loves the game of poker comes out to experience our big 50th,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel.  “We are confident you will find an event or two to your liking, and hopefully one that allows you to raise the gold bracelet over your head at the end of it.” 

In addition to the new gold bracelet events, the popular one-day, non-bracelet deep stack series of events is set to return in 2019, with a couple added weekly offerings.  Daily, the Rio will spread the $250 1pm No-Limit Hold’em event, the $200 4pm No-Limit Hold’em event, the $400 7pm Accelerated Format No-Limit Hold’em event and the 10pm $150 Accelerated Format No-Limit Hold’em event.  All these one-day tournament offerings will run from May 28-July 16 daily, (with a few exceptions when large-field gold bracelet events limit capacity). All these events will use the Big Blind Ante format.

New this year on one-day deep stack events are a weekly Pot-Limit Omaha variant and a Seniors (50+age) specific offering.  The $250 Pot-Limit Omaha deep stack will run every Sunday from June 2 to July 14 at 5pm.  Seniors deep stack day will be Wednesdays, with a 9am weekly $250 buy-in one day deep stack tournament running from May 28 to July 10.  Below is the complete list of deep stack tournament offerings at this year’s WSOP, priced under $1,000. 

2019 WSOP Schedule of Deepstack Events – Priced Under $1,000 

DATE

EVENT

BUY-IN

CHIPS

LEVELS

RE-ENTRY

TIME

May 30

BIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em

$500

50,000

50 minutes

1/flight

11am

May 31

BIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em

$500

50,000

50 minutes

1/flight

11am

June 1

BIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em

$500

50,000

50 minutes

1/flight

10am

June 2

BIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em

$500

50,000

50 minutes

1

10am

June 3

No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

$600

30,000

30/40 minutes

1

11am

June 10

Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack

$600

30,000

30/40 minutes

Unlimited

11am

June 16

No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

$800

40,000

40/60 minutes

1

11am

June 18

8-Handed Mixed No-Limit Hold’em /Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack

$600

30,000

30/40 minutes

1

11am

June 23

8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

$800

40,000

30/40 minutes

1

12 noon

June 25

Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em

$600

30,000

40/60 minutes

1

11am

June 26

Colossus No-Limit

$400

40,000

40 minutes

1/flight

10am

June 27

Colossus No-Limit

$400

 

40 minutes

1

10am

June 28

Crazy Eights No-Limit

$888

40,000

30/60 minutes

Unlimited

10am/5pm

June 29

Crazy Eights No-Limit

$888

40,000

30/60 minutes

Unlimited

10am

June 30

Crazy Eights No-Limit

$888

40,000

30/60 minutes

Unlimited

10am

July 2

SALUTE to Warriors

No-Limit Hold’em

$500

25,000

40 minutes

1

11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Bracelet One-Day Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily

Deep Stack NLH

$250

20,000

30 minutes

Unlimited

1pm

Daily

Deep Stack NLH

$200

15,000

30 minutes

Unlimited

4pm

Daily

Deep Stack NLH

$400

25,000

20 minutes

Unlimited

7pm

Daily

Deep Stack NLH

$150

10,000

20 minutes

Unlimited

10pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sundays

Pot-Limit Omaha Deep Stack

$250

20,000

30 minutes

Unlimited

5pm

Wednesdays

Seniors Deep Stack NLH

$250

20,000

30 minutes

Unlimited

9am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buy-ins for tournaments at the Rio will start as low as $70.  Single table satellites and all your favorite live poker games: low, medium and high limit will begin on May 28 and run 24 hours a day throughout the seven-week series taking place in the spacious Rio Convention Center for the 15th consecutive year. 

Room reservations are being accepted across Caesars’ Las Vegas properties with rates as low as $33 for existing Caesars Rewards members.  Visit Las Vegas - WSOP to make your room reservations for the 2019 WSOP. 

Individual event online pre-registration won’t open until March/April, after all events have been determined and approved by regulators. 

About the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $2.99 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2018, the event attracted 123,865 entrants from 104 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and awarded more than $266 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of the World Series of Poker Europe in 2007 and the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit www.wsop.com.