World Series Of Poker (WSOP)
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2004, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment Corporation (known as Harrah's Entertainment until 2010). It dates its origins to 1970, when Benny Binion invited seven of the best-known poker players to the Horseshoe Casino for a single tournament, with a set start and stop time, and a winner determined by a secret ballot of the seven players.
As of 2020, the WSOP consists of 101 events, with most major poker variants featured. However, in recent years, over half of the events have been variants of Texas hold 'em. Events traditionally take place during one day or over several consecutive days during the series in June and July. However, starting in 2008, the Main Event final table was delayed until November. The 2012 and 2016 Main Event final tables commenced in October because of the United States presidential election. As of May 2017, the World Series of Poker has done away with the November Nine concept and instead gone back to the old format of crowning the Main Event winner in July.
When it comes to the most prestigious poker tournaments in the world, the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) takes the cake. The historic series, which dates back to 1970, attracts players from around the world (104 different nations were represented in 2018), each competing for poker’s ultimate symbol of accomplishment – a WSOP gold bracelet.
In 2018, the WSOP lasted 50 days and was comprised of 78 events (average field size was 1,588 entries) inside Las Vegas’ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. For the sixth year in a row, it broke the record for attendance by catering to 123,865 entries (up 2.4 percent from the year before). Of those, 18,105 players won prize money ($266,889,193 was awarded over the summer) including 28 who made $1 million or more.
Of course, the $10,000 Main Event is the crown jewel of the entire poker world. Win that and you instantly attain legendary status. This year, it was John Cynn who topped a field of 7,874 players (the second largest WSOP Main Event in history) to win the bracelet and $8.8 million first-place prize. You can find here more recommended poker tournaments in Lat Vegas.
2020 WSOP.com Online 31-Event Schedule: