Next year signals the 49th edition of the World Series of Poker, a poker series that is held in the highest regard and anticipated by pros and amateurs alike, year after year. As 2017 comes to a close, the WSOP has announced the 2018 schedule, with the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino set to host yet again, with players descending into Las Vegas from May 29th until July 17th to compete in their choice of 78 gold bracelet events.

The WSOP first started in 1970 and continues to be the most talked about and celebrated poker series available today. For 2018, the WSOP will be televised on networks of ESPN as well as featured on PokerGO. Schedules for streaming and TV will be released by the WSOP in the future, so poker fans can easily tune in to all the action.

In a press release at, Jack Effel, the WSOP Tournament Director, commented on the new schedule by stating: “With today’s announcement, we hope there is enough time to adjust your holiday wish list. We feel very good about the multitude of offerings on the 2018 World Series of Poker schedule and look forward to welcoming everyone to the Rio in Las Vegas this summer.”

The most anticipated event on the WSOP schedule is always the Main Event. For next year, the Main Event will take place starting on July 2nd. The $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship tournament will run daily until the winner is named on July 14th. The poker event will have three starting flights and the final day for players to gain entry will be on July 4th.

For the 2018 schedule, the WSOP has decided to add nine new events. Five of these new nine are replacing former events common to the WSOP schedule. An example of this is the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em event. This tournament will take the place of the $10k Tag Team event. Another example is the $365 PLO GIANT tournament which replaces the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event.

The 2018 schedule will end with the Big One for One Drop, with the tournament running from July 15th to the 17th. For a look at the full schedule of events, visit the WSOP here.