Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 11:01 pm

It's back! The 2018 World Series of Poker kicks off at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas on May 30. The 49th running of the WSOP features 78 bracelet events, which expanded from 74 the previous year. The $10,000 Main Event starts on July 2 and they'll crown a champion on July 14. The Big One for One Drop has a $1 million buy-in and runs July 15-17. We have a week-to-week breakdown of the 2018 WSOP schedule to give you a better picture of what's going down in Las Vegas this summer.

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The 2018 World Series of Poker is just around the corner. This will be the 49th year that the WSOP has attracted the top players from all over the world to celebrate all things poker. The Rio Casino in Las Vegas will be the hotbed for poker once again for cash games, tournaments, and satellites. Cards go in the air for the first event at the 2018 WSOP on Wednesday, May 30. The entire WSOP runs until July 17.

Just like last year, the WSOP accepts credit cards. Oh yeah! I wouldn't miss the chance to play cash games whenever there's a mega-donkament.

The WSOP backloaded events this year, like they used to do back in the day. Seven events will commence after the start of the Main Event including the $1,500 Bounty PLO, $5K NL, $1,500 MIXED 8-max NL/PLO, $1K DOUBLE STACK, $10K 6-Max NL Championship, $50K High Roller, plus The CLOSER, which is a $1,500 NL expedited-donkament with 30-min levels.

Just like last year, there is no more November Nine. The Main Event plays down to a champion in July, like it should be! The $10,000 buy-in Main Event starts on July 2 with three starting flights. Day 2 starts on July 5 for Day 1A and 1B survivors. Day 2 starts on July 6 for Day 1C survivors. All fields combined on July 7 for Day 3. The final table commences on Thursday, July 12 with the champion crowned on Saturday, July 14. For WSOP Main Event structure info, click here.

For the high-ball crowd out there, this year includes a trio of high roller events: $50K NL High Roller, $100K NL High Roller, and $25K PLO High Roller.

The Big One for One Drop is back with its $1 million buy-in. The Little One for One Drop has a $1,111 buy-in.

There's plenty of opportunity to acquire a bracelet at a bargain-basement price with buy-ins as low as $365. There are three events with a $365 price tag: $365 The GIANT, $365 PLO GIANT, and a $365 ONLINE NL event. There's 3 open events that only cost $565, including the COLOSSUS, a PLO event, and an online event at WSOP.com that's 6-max PLO.

There's a handful of brand-new events including the $10K Super Turbo Bounty, the PLO version of the GIANT, $1,500 BOUNTY PLO, $1K DOUBLE STACK, $1K DOUBLE STACK (30-min levels), and the CLOSER, which will be a two-day event with 30-minute levels and hosted at the tail end of the WSOP.

There are four online events that you can only play via WSOP.com.... $365 NL, $565 PLO 6-max, $1K ONLINE NL Championship, $3,200 ONLINE NL High Roller,

All of your favorite branded events are back! COLOSSUS, the GIANT, the MARATHON, the MILLY MAKER, Crazy Eights, and the DOUBLE STACK will return to the mix this summer.

For the WSOP schedule with structure info, click here.

And here's a complete list of 2017 WSOP Bracelet Winners and 2016 WSOP Bracelet Winners.

Now, let's get down to it. The weekly breakdown of the 2018 WSOP...

WSOP Week 1: May 30 to June 3

  • Wed, May 30 @11AM - Event #1: $565 Casino Employees NL
  • Wed, May 30th @3PM - Event #2: $10,000 NL Super Turbo Bounty
  • Thu, May 31st @11AM - Event #3: $3,000 NL Shootout
  • Thu, May 31st @3PM - Event #4: $1,500 Omaha 8
  • Fri, Jun 1st @7PM - Event #6: GIANT - $365 NL
  • Sat, Jun 2nd @10AM - Event #7: COLOSSUS - $565 NL
  • Sat, Jun 2nd @3PM - Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
  • Sat, Jun 2nd @5PM - Event #7B: COLOSSUS - $565 NL
  • Sun, Jun 3rd @10AM - Event #7C: COLOSSUS - $565 NL
  • Sun, Jun 3rd @3PM - Event #9: $10,000 Omaha 8
  • Sun, Jun 3rd @3PM - Event #10: $365 WSOP.com ONLINE NL
  • Sun, Jun 3rd @5PM - Event #7D: COLOSSUS - $565 NL
  • Sun, Jun 3rd @7PM - Event #11: PLO GIANT - $365 PLO

WSOP Week 2: June 4 to June 10

  • Mon, Jun 4th @10AM - Event #7E: COLOSSUS - $565 NL
  • Mon, Jun 4th @3PM - Event #12: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
  • Mon, Jun 4th @5PM - Event #7F: COLOSSUS - $565 NL
  • Tue, Jun 5th @11AM - Event #13: Big Blind Antes $1,500 NL
  • Tue, Jun 5th @3PM - Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
  • Wed, Jun 6th @11AM - Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
  • Wed, Jun 6th @3PM - Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up NL Championship
  • Thu, Jun 7th @11AM - Event #17: $1,500 NL 6-Handed
  • Thu, Jun 7th @3PM - Event #18: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
  • Fri, Jun 8th @10AM - Event #19: $565 PLO
  • Fri, Jun 8th @3PM - Event #20: Big Blind Antes $5,000 NL
  • Fri, Jun 8th @5PM - Event #19B: $565 PLO
  • Fri, Jun 8th @7PM - Event #6B: GIANT - $365 NL
  • Sat, Jun 9th @10AM - Event #21: $1,500 NL MILLIONAIRE MAKER
  • Sat, Jun 9th @3PM - Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
  • Sun, Jun 10th @10AM - Event #21B: $1,500 NL MILLIONAIRE MAKER
  • Sun, Jun 10th @3PM - Event #23: $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
  • Sun, Jun 10th @7PM - Event #11B: PLO GIANT - $365 PLO

WSOP Week 3: June 11 to June 17

  • Mon, Jun 11th @11AM - Event #24: THE MARATHON - $2,620 NL
  • Mon, Jun 11th @3PM - Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud 8
  • Tue, Jun 12th @11AM - Event #26: $1,000 PLO
  • Tue, Jun 12th @3PM - Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
  • Wed, Jun 13th @11AM - Event #28: $3,000 NL 6-Handed
  • Wed, Jun 13th @3PM - Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
  • Thu, Jun 14th @11AM - Event #30: $1,500 PLO
  • Thu, Jun 14th @3PM - Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
  • Fri, Jun 15th @10AM - Event #32: $1,000 Seniors NL
  • Fri, Jun 15th @3PM - Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
  • Fri, Jun 15th @7PM - Event #6C: GIANT - $365 NL
  • Sat, Jun 16th @11AM - Event #34A: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK NL
  • Sat, Jun 16th @3PM - Event #35: Mixed $1,500 PLO8, O8, Big O
  • Sun, Jun 17th @10AM - Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors NL
  • Sun, Jun 17th @11AM - Event #34B: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK NL
  • Sun, Jun 17th @7PM - Event #11C: PLO GIANT - $365 PLO

WSOP Week 4: June 18 to June 24

  • Mon, Jun 18th @11AM -Event #37: $1,500 NL
  • Mon, Jun 18th @3PM -Event #38: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
  • Tue, Jun 19th @11AM - Event #39: $1,500 NL Shootout
  • Tue, Jun 19th @3PM - Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
  • Wed, Jun 20th @11AM - Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
  • Wed, Jun 20th @3PM - Event #42: $25,000 PLO High Roller
  • Thu, Jun 21st @11AM - Event #43: $2,500 NL
  • Thu, Jun 21st @3PM - Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
  • Fri, Jun 22nd @11AM - Event #45: Big Blind Antes $1,000 NL (30-min levels)
  • Fri, Jun 22nd @3PM - Event #46 $2,500 Mixed Omaha 8/Seven Card Stud 8
  • Fri, Jun 22nd @3PM - Event #47: $565 WSOP.com ONLINE PLO 6-Handed
  • Fri, Jun 22nd @7PM - Event #6D: GIANT - $365 NL
  • Sat, Jun 23rd @3PM - Event #49: $10,000 PLO 8-Handed Championship
  • Sun, Jun 24th @10AM - Event #48B: $1,500 NL MONSTER STACK
  • Sun, Jun 24th @3PM - Event #50: $1,500 Razz
  • Sun, Jun 24th @7PM - Event #11D: PLO GIANT - $365 PLO

WSOP Week 5: June 25 to July 1

  • Mon, Jun 25th @11AM - Event #51: $1,500 NL Bounty
  • Mon, Jun 25th @3PM - Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
  • Tue, Jun 26th @11AM - Event #53: $1,500 PLO 8
  • Tue, Jun 26th @3PM - Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 NL
  • Wed, Jun 27th @11AM - Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team NL
  • Wed, Jun 27th @3PM - Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship
  • Thu, Jun 28th @11AM- Event #57: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies NL Championship
  • Thu, Jun 28th @3PM - Event #58: $5,000 NL 6-Handed
  • Fri, Jun 29th @11AM - Event #59: $1,000 NL Super Turbo Bounty
  • Fri, Jun 29th @3PM - Event #60: $10,000 PLO8
  • Fri, Jun 29th @3:30PM - Event #61: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE NL Championship
  • Fri, Jun 29th @7PM - Event #6E: GIANT - $365 NL
  • Sat, Jun 30th @10AM - Event #62A: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • Sat, Jun 30th @3:30PM - Event #63: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE NL High Roller
  • Sat, Jun 30th @5PM - Event #62B: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • Sun, Jul 1st @10AM - Event #62C: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • Sun, Jul 1st @3PM - Event #64: $10,000 Seven Card Stud 8 Championship
  • Sun, Jul 1st @5PM - Event #62D: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • Sun, Jul 1st @7PM - Event #11E: PLO GIANT - $365 PLO

WSOP Week 6: July 2 to July 8

  • Mon, Jul 2nd @11AM - Event #65A: $10,000 NL MAIN EVENT - World Championship - DAY 1A
  • Tue, Jul 3rd @11AM - Event #65B: $10,000 NL MAIN EVENT - World Championship - Day 1B
  • Wed, Jul 4th @11AM - Event #65C: $10,000 NL MAIN EVENT - World Championship - DAY 1C
  • Thu, Jul 5th @3PM - Event #66: $1,500 NL
  • Fri, Jul 6th @3PM - Event #67: $1,500 PLO Bounty
  • Sat, Jul 7th @11AM - Event #68A: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 + $111 NL
  • Sun, Jul 8th @11AM - Event #68B: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 + $111 NL
  • Sun, Jul 8th @3PM - Event #69: $3,000 PLO (6-Handed)

WSOP Week 7: July 9 to July 17

  • Mon, Jul 9th @11AM - Event #68C: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 + $111 NL
  • Mon, Jul 9th @3PM - Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
  • Tue, Jul 10th @11AM - Event #71: $5,000 NL (30-min levels)
  • Tue, Jul 10th @3PM -Event #72: $1,500 Mixed NL/PLO (8-Handed)
  • Wed, Jul 11th @11AM - Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK NL (30-min levels)
  • Wed, Jul 11th @3PM - Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 NL 6-Handed Championship
  • Thu, Jul 12th @11AM - Event #75A: The Closer - $1,500 NL (30-min levels)
  • Thu, Jul 12th @3PM - Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
  • Fri, Jul 13th @11AM - Event #75B: The Closer - $1,500 NL (30-min levels)
  • Sat, Jul 14th @11AM - Event #75C: The Closer - $1,500 NL (30-min levels)
  • Sun, Jul 15th @11AM - Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 NL
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