LAS VEGAS (Jan. 15, 2020) – The WSOP “Value Menu” has been finalized for the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP), set to run from May 26 to July 15, 2020 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with the opening event – a $1,000 buy-in Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em scheduled to christen the WSOP at 11am on Wed., May 27. 

The freezeout format -- allowing only one entry -- is part of a concerted effort by the WSOP in 2020.  The opening event, plus at least one No-Limit Hold’em event a week in this format is planned for the rest of the series.  The WSOP is committed to keeping a significant portion of the schedule utilizing the freezeout format. 

As the modern day “something for everyone” poker festival continues to evolve, the latest track of events to gain popularity is the $1,000 and under buy-in events, driving new players to the WSOP while offering large prize pools. 

At the 2020 World Series of Poker, 25 different tournaments will be spread at the Rio priced $1,000 or under. 

A list of all the $1,000 and under official live gold bracelet events scheduled for the 2020 World Series of Poker: 

DATE

EVENT

BUY-IN

CHIPS

LEVELS

Re-Entry

TIME

May 27

Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em

$1,000

20,000

30 minutes

Freezeout

11am

May 27

Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em

$500

25,000

40 minutes

1

2pm

May 28-31

BIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em

$500

50,000

50 minutes

1/Flight

10am

June 1

No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

$600

30,000

30 minutes

1

11am

June 2

Super Turbo Bounty NLH - $300 bounty/player

$1,000

20,000

20 minutes

Freezeout

11am

June 7

Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em

$1,000

40,000

30 minutes

1

11am

June 8

Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed

$600

30,000

30 minutes

1

11am

June 10

Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

$1,000

20,000

40/60 minutes

1

11am

June 14

No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

$800

40,000

30 minutes

1

11am

June 15

Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em

$500

25,000

30 minutes

Freezeout

11am

June 16

8-Handed Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack

$600

30,000

30 minutes

1

11am

June 17

Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship

$1,000

20,000

60 minutes

1

11am

June 18

Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (50+)

$1,000

20,000

60 minutes

1

10am

June 19-20

Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em

$1,000

40,000

60 minutes

1/Flight

10am

June 21

8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

$800

40,000

30 minutes

1

11am

June 22

Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (60+)

$1,000

20,000

60 minutes

1

10am

June 22

TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em (2-person teams)

$1,000/Team

20,000

60 minutes

Freezeout

2pm

June 23

Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em

$600

30,000

40/60 minutes

1

11am

June 24-25

COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em

$400

40,000

40 minutes

1/Flight

10am

June 26-27

CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed

$888

40,000

30/40 minutes

1/Flight

10am/5pm

June 29

Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em

$1,000

60,000

30 minutes

Freezeout

11am

June 30

FINAL 500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em

$500

25,000

40 minutes

1

11am

July 4-6

Little One for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em

$1,000+$111

20/40,000

60 minutes

Unlimited

12 noon

July 12

No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

$800

40,000

30 minutes

1

11am

July 13

Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em

$1,000

20,000

20 minutes

1

11am

 

“Everyone loves good value and the WSOP has continued to enhance its offering to meet the demand at these meaningful price points,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel.  “Delivering large prize pools, new players and exciting formats are core objectives of the WSOP and these 25 events are key to meeting this mandate.” 

The above list of events features 15 events that had not previously been announced.  24 of these 25 events will either utilize the freezeout format, or a single re-entry or single re-entry per flight format.  The Little One for ONE DROP – due to its charitable component – will be the only live event offered that offers more than single re-entry. 

In addition to these 25 events priced $1,000 and under, WSOP.com will release its online gold bracelet event schedule in the coming months, which is expected to include several more tournaments in this price range. 

New events to the WSOP this year include the opening Freezeout event, the Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em, featuring a robust 40,000 starting chip stack and a $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em event with a 25,000-starting stack.  The remainder of events announced today have been offered previously, including the Deepstack series of $600 and $800 price points and the lowest priced offering, the $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em.  Some events have been tweaked this year to ensure single re-entry or freezeout as the format events are played as.  

A record 187,298 entries participated in the 2019 WSOP, creating a 50-year high of $293,183,345 in prize money. The average WSOP gold bracelet event in 2019 had a $3,257,592 prize pool.  

Buy-ins for tournaments at the Rio in 2020 will start as low as $75.  Single table satellites and all your favorite live poker games: low, medium and high limit will begin on May 26 and run 24 hours a day throughout the seven-week series taking place in the spacious Rio Convention Center for the 16th consecutive year.

Room reservations are being accepted across Caesars’ Las Vegas properties with rates as low as $33 for existing Caesars Rewards members by using the booking code WSOP20.  Visit Las Vegas - WSOP to make your room reservations for the 2020 WSOP.  

Individual event online pre-registration won’t open until March/April, after all events have been determined and approved by regulators.  More than 500 poker tables will be set up across nearly 200,000 square-feet of ballroom space to accommodate the thousands of players from around the world who attend poker’s annual Woodstock. 

WSOP.com’s real-money online poker offerings in New Jersey and Nevada will be the exclusive online home for players in these states to win seats into WSOP events, including the Main Event, as well as to participate in the exclusive online WSOP official gold bracelet events.  While in New Jersey or Nevada, eligible players can play on WSOP.com, whether a resident or not. Satellites have begun and are expected to run regularly throughout the WSOP.  888Poker remains WSOP.com’s international online poker partner in most jurisdictions, with plenty of satellite qualifications planned to award seats to the WSOP in Las Vegas. 

The full event-by-event schedule is expected to be released in the coming months.  All above announced dates, times and events are subject to change. 

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 $3.29 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 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and awarded more than $293 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.