The World Series of Poker returns for its 54th installment and its second year on the Las Vegas Strip at Paris and the newly branded Horseshoe Casino. The 2023 WSOP features 95 live bracelet events, and 34 online bracelet events with 20 up for grabs on the virtual felt in Nevada/New Jersey, seven in Michigan, and seven in Pennsylvania.
The World Series of Poker released its schedule for the 2023 WSOP, which begins May 30 and runs through July 18. This year's WSOP returns to its new home on Las Vegas Blvd. with events at both Paris Casino and the Horseshoe Casino (formerly Bally's). And if you're unable to make it to Las Vegas, you can still win an online poker bracelet if you live in New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or Nevada.
There are 95 live bracelets up for grabs at the 2023 WSOP. There's an additional 34 online bracelets in online events, which will be spread out on Sundays during the summer. Residents in Nevada and New Jersey share the same player pool, and they have 20 chances to score some online bling. Online poker players in Michigan and Pennsylvania will have seven WSOP online events for each state.
"With the momentum generated from the WSOP's debut on the Las Vegas Strip last year, we expect a record-breaking WSOP and World Championship at Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas in 2023," said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP. "If the Main Event is on your bucket list, this is the year to get to Vegas."
The $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event is still the most prestigious tournament in the world, and it begins on July 3 and runs through July 17.
The suits at the WSOP are trying to set a new record at the 2023 WSOP Main Event by adding 600 seats via satellites and qualifiers at GGPoker. They came close to setting a new record last year with 8,663 runners in the 2022 WSOP Main Event, but have their sights set on breaking the current record, which was set in 2006 when Jamie Gold outlasted 8,773 entrants at the apex of the glorious online poker boom in the pre-Black Friday gravy days.
There's a special new lo-fi event at the 2023 WSOP with a modest $300 buy-in. Yup, if you have $300 and want to go running with the donks, then check out the $300 buy-in Gladiators of Poker. The Gladiators will have a $3 million guaranteed prize pool with four opening flights beginning June 7 thru June 10.
Speaking of new events this summer… Badugi finally makes its debut as a bracelet event, along with Big O. There's also the debut of a $1,500 buy-in Short Deck event.
The 2023 WSOP added a trio of new High Rollers including a $25K HORSE, $25K 6-Max NL, and a $10K Secret Bounty.
The WSOP Tournament of Champions was moved to the start of the WSOP. It's open to anyone who won a bracelet last year in Las Vegas or at the WSOP Europe, or won any WSOP Circuit event, or WSOP 2022 online event.
Head over to the WSOP website to see a full schedule of events for the 2023 WSOP, which should be another epic summer in Sin City.