World Series of Poker unveils 2024 Las Vegas tournament schedule

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced the complete daily event schedule for its highly anticipated 2024 tournament, set to take place from May 28 to July 17. After the resounding success of the 2023 edition, which saw record-breaking attendance, the 55th edition of the series returns to the Las Vegas Strip at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas.

With nearly 700 tables on offer, including several new events, the series promises an unforgettable experience for poker enthusiasts worldwide. The WSOP Main Event featuring the highly coveted Bracelet will commence on July 3, featuring four starting flights running until July 6, with late registration available until July 7-8.

The Main Event Final Table will occur July 16-17 at Horseshoe Las Vegas. Last year’s Main Event drew a record 10,043 entrants and crowned Daniel Weinman as its champion. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Weinman became the first American to win the WSOP Main Event since 2018 taking home $12.1 million, the largest Main Event first-prize payout in series history.

Weinman and many former WSOP Main Event champions will kick off the 2024 series with an all-new event, the Champions Reunion No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout. Serving as Event #1 on this year’s schedule, the contest features a $5,000 buy-in and a twist, allowing players who knock out a former Main Event champion to receive an automatic entry into the 2024 WSOP Main Event as a bounty. All living Main Event champions will be given free entry to play in the event.

“We’re proud to be Las Vegas’s original Main Event,” said Ty Stewart, SVP & Executive Director of the WSOP. “Records are made to be broken, so our motto this year is bigger and better. With our best schedule ever and more than 100 additional poker tables, we look forward to welcoming legends, first-timers and everyone in between. If you’re a poker player, there is simply no experience on earth like the World Series of Poker.”

The opening week for the 55th edition of the WSOP contains more events, with the Champions Freezeout and Event #3 WSOP Kickoff No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout.

Other new and noteworthy series highlights include:

  • Seniors High Roller No-Limit Hold’em – Event #65: For the first time, players aged 50 and up can participate in an exclusive new high roller event with the Seniors High Roller No-Limit Hold ’em tournament. Featuring a $5,000 buy-in and 50,000 starting stack, the three-day event begins on Wednesday, June 26.
  • Mixed No-Limit Hold’em; Pot-Limit Omaha Double Board Bomb Pot (8 Handed) – Event #41: Beginning on Saturday, June 15, this first-of-its-kind event will take place over three days. The buy-in for this event will be $1,500 with a starting stack of 25,000.
  • PokerNews Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold’em – Event #62: PokerNews will sponsor the $600 deep stack championship on June 25 as well as offering special promotions to put the spotlight on the low-stakes grinders. In addition to editorial coverage, for four weeks from May 28 to June 24, players who participate in the daily $200, $250, or $400 deep stack tournaments at the WSOP will earn points and climb leaderboards. The top 10 point earners each week will get complimentary seats into the $600 PokerNews Deep Stack Championship.
  • Independence Day Celebration No-Limit Hold’em – Event #80: Celebrate Independence Day with a new three-day event at the WSOP. Flight A begins on Wednesday, July 3, and Flight B will begin on Thursday, July 4. Both flights contain $800 buy-ins and a starting stack of 40,000.
  • $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em During Main Event – Event #82: As Flight 1D of the Main Event occurs on Saturday, July 6, there will be a $1,000 buy-in Hold’em event at 7:00 p.m. The two-day event will contain a starting stack of 20,000.
  • $3,000 Mid-Stakes Championship No-Limit Hold’em – Event #89: For players who bust out of the Main Event but want to remain a part of the high-stakes action, this new four-day event begins on July 11 with a $3,000 buy-in and a starting stack of 40,000.

Last summer, the WSOP unveiled the Hall of Fame Poker Room at Horseshoe Las Vegas, featuring 20 poker tables with non-stop action 24/7 and a permanent Poker Hall of Fame exhibit that pays tribute to the sport’s legends and history. The 2023 inductee to the Poker Hall of Fame was long-time poker great Brian Rast. The 2024 inductee will be announced this summer.

The WSOP Final Table, TV set and staging will again reside inside Horseshoe Las Vegas, and the main cage will be located at Paris Las Vegas. The two buildings are connected and share a parking garage, which can be accessed from Paris Drive. Weekend marquee events will have adjusted starting flights during the 2024 WSOP. 

Weekend marquee events will have adjusted starting flights during the 2024 WSOP. The events will now have either three starting flights Friday through Sunday or four starting flights Thursday through Sunday. This change results in popular events such as Monster Stack, Millionaire Maker, and Colossus now having three starting flights.

Daily Deep Stack tournaments will run every day from May 28 to July 16, with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $400. In addition, Daily Landmark Mega Satellites will happen from May 28 to July 15 with buy-ins starting at $135 and topping off at $25,000. 

Part of the record-breaking success of 2023 was due to international and domestic online satellites on GGPoker and WSOP.COM. Online poker room GGPoker will again offer exclusive satellites to the 2024 WSOP.

“Last year, 774 players made the GGPoker Road to Vegas, cashing for over $5 Million in Main Event prizes,” said Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador and six-time WSOP bracelet winner. “This summer, we aim to send 1,000 players to their WSOP Dream.”

Popular WSOP.COM Online Bracelet events return to action with domestic daily satellite qualifiers with Main Event satellites offered for as little as $1. In 2023, WSOP.COM qualified more than 450 players into the $10,000 Main Event with plans to exceed that figure this year. Also, in 2024 during each night of the series, WSOP.COM will host a guaranteed seat mega satellite for the next day’s bracelet event. Details on the date and location for the WSOP Circuit season-ending Tournament of Champions will be announced by March 15.

Main Event Maynia, the WSOP’s official guaranteed seat-qualifier series, returns in 2024, providing another way to qualify for the 2024 WSOP through land-based satellites at official partner casino resorts and card rooms throughout the country and the world. Participating locations include the Horseshoe St. Louis, Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, Harrah’s Cherokee, Horseshoe Tunica, Harrah’s Pompano Beach, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Horseshoe Las Vegas, Foxwoods Resort Casino, and Graton Casino and Resort.

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