First WSOP Paradise Main Event Champion to take home one-of-a-kind masterpiece with island flare, created by Jostens
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (Dec. 9, 2023) – The first WSOP Paradise No-Limit Hold'em World Championship in paradise, better known as the “Main Event,” is officially underway at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Featuring a massive $15 million guarantee, the event is headlined by the highly-coveted WSOP Paradise Main Event gold bracelet that now takes center stage, waiting for a champion to take it home.
The new WSOP Paradise Main Event bracelet is hand-crafted by Jostens and features an island spin on the classic WSOP Main Event bracelet. Custom made from 10-karat yellow gold, just like the summer’s trophy, the WSOP Paradise Main Event bracelet weighs nearly 95 grams and is hand-set with 494 genuine blue topaz round stones.
“The WSOP Main Event bracelet is considered the richest trophy in sports, and our first Main Event bracelet for WSOP Paradise puts a fun spin on the trophy’s legacy,” said World Series of Poker Vice President Gregory Chochon. “This is the World Series of Poker, we’re global and need a proper World Championship trophy to represent the newest home we’ve added to the series. Jostens delivered on that vision once again, and we can’t wait to see who takes home the first-ever WSOP Paradise Main Event bracelet.”
In the summer of 2023, the WSOP® shattered the all-time attendance record for its Main Event, 17 years after Jamie Gold defeated a crowd of 8,773 entrants in 2006 to take home the prestigious WSOP Main Event Bracelet. That feat set the record for the largest and richest tournament in live poker history, something WSOP Paradise has built on with Event #1 Mystery Millions breaking the record for the largest poker event ever hosted in the Bahamas.
The WSOP Paradise action continues past the Main Event with more WSOP Paradise bracelet events left to play and qualify for, including the online No-Limit Hold’em FREEZEOUT on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The full 2023 WSOP Paradise tournament schedule can be found here.
Upcoming WSOP Paradise events remaining include:
- Event #11: Flip & Go $800
- Event #12: No-Limit Hold’em FREEZEOUT [ONLINE]
- Event #13: Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
- Event #14: The Closer – Turbo Bounty
- Event #15: High Roller No-Limit Hold'em [6-Handed]
Livestreamed coverage for marquee events and the Main Event will be featured on GGPoker’s YouTube channel, and three post-produced TV episodes will air on CBS Sports Network with commentary from legendary poker analysts Lon McEachern and Norman Chad.
Players should follow @WSOP on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram or check WSOP.com for event news and updates.
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Part of Caesars Entertainment's Caesars Digital operations, the World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $4 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 2023, the event attracted 214,641 entrants from more than 114 different countries to the Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas and awarded more than $403 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 WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com.
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