The WSOP is returning in live form this fall and players have now been provided the full schedule of events. Announced this week, the 2021 WSOP will run from September 30 to November 23 and feature a whopping 88 gold bracelet events.
The flagship series will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and provide signature events along with new options. In August, players can begin to register for events, both in-person and online.
New Events on the Schedule
This year, organizers have decided to add a few new events to the schedule as well as options that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Take the $1,000 Flip and Go Presented by GGPoker. This event has a format that is popular in online poker gaming and will now be featured in live form.
Players will be all-in preflop on the first hand and dealt three cards, choosing two. One player will win the table and then fast forward to the money where the tournament will play out in the standard form. This tournament runs on October 10.
On November 17, the WSOP will host the Poker Hall of Fame Bounty. The Poker Hall of Fame started back in 1979 and with this event, all living Hall of Fame members are invited to take part in a freeroll. The $1,979 event will feature a no-limit hold’em format and players will have a bounty on their head in an amount based on the year they were inducted.
The WSOP is also pushing the envelope when it comes to the Omaha action in Las Vegas. The brand will offer the Nosebleed PLO on November 19, with players paying a $50,000 buy-in to take part in the PLO event. This will be the largest buy-in for a PLO tournament in the history of the series.
Main Event Details
As with any WSOP, the Main Event is a much-anticipated tournament that professional players and amateurs look forward to participating in. this year, the Main Event will have four starting flights, starting on November 4. The $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship is set to see a solid turnout, especially since the 2020 live event was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said the WSOP is planning for a full house during this upcoming live series. The brand is excited to offer the complete schedule of tournaments with a variety of options that players deserve.
Players interested in taking part in the WSOP can book early to enjoy discounted hotel rates at the Rio. Discounted rates are also being provided at other properties including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Bally’s, and The Linq.
In order to avoid congestion within the venue, the WSOP is encouraging players to register online for events. Desktop and mobile devices can be used to register and pay buy-ins for tournaments. BravoPokerLive.com can be used to register.
Caesars Rewards can still be found at the Rio Rotunda, so players have a central spot to sign up for a loyalty card. Kiosks are also available for players to reprint existing cards on their own.
The Palma Ballroom will be used to provide payouts to players who cash out in events. The process can be started in Palma before collecting winnings at the WSOP Main Cage. This process is being done to streamline payments and avoid too many people in one spot.
Players can request a payment via check, casino chips, wire transfer, cash, or a deposit into a tournament account.