The event schedule for the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been announced, with the tournament moving to its original home on the Las Vegas Strip. Held every year since 1970, the event has been sponsored by Caesars Entertainment since 2004 and owned by the operator since 2020.
This year’s championship will begin on May 31 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino (soon to be renamed Horseshoe) and at Paris Hotel & Casino, through July 20. Playing at two venues will result in the largest event capacity in the history of the World Series of Poker, with 600 poker tables and ample play space available.
The event had previously been held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for 17 years, situated about a mile from the Strip. Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, commented, “This year is particularly historic for the WSOP as it moves to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and debuts in the best facilities we’ve ever had.”
Stewart added, “We are ready to welcome players from all over the world to our housewarming party at Bally’s, future Horseshoe and Paris. The schedule is packed with world-class events and we expect this to be the biggest and most anticipated WSOP yet.”
2022 World Series of Poker Highlights
Notable championship facts include the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, the opening weekend event ‘The Housewarming’ with a prize pool of $5 million, the $1,000 Million Dollar buy-in Bounty and the new Tournament of Champions.
The 2022 World Series of Poker will again partner with CBS Sports to broadcast live footage, with a minimum of 18 events televised over the three-week period. First-time entrants are being advised that while they do not need to provide their Covid-19 vaccination status to enter, they must comply with required health guidelines in Nevada.
Participants can enroll online or in person, with benefits such as discounted rooms at the two resorts offered, as well as other benefits associated with the Caesars Rewards loyalty scheme.