World Series of Poker Announces 2022 Wsop Las Vegas

It is time to book those trips to Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker released the full schedule for the 2022 WSOP set to begin on 31 May. Action will run through 20 July. There will be 88 live tournaments plus a Tournament of Champions. And for those located in three American states, there will be a number of online WSOP bracelet events during that time as well. And the Las Vegas Strip will be the center of it all, as the WSOP moves to two Caesars-owned properties – Bally’s and Paris.

Best of all for many poker players, there is currently no mask or vaccine mandate.

Schedule First

Before any other details, here is the live tournament schedule for the 2022 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas:

  • Event 1 (31 May-1 June): $500 NLHE Casino Employees (1 reentry)
  • Event 2 (31 May-2 June): $100,000 NLHE High Roller Bounty (1 reentry, $25K bounties)
  • Event 3 (1-3 June): $2,500 NLHE Freezeout
  • Event 4 (1-3 June): $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 5 (2-7 June): $500 NLHE Housewarming ($5M GTD, 1 reentry/flight, 4 flights)
  • Event 6 (2-4 June): $25,000 NLHE Heads-Up Championship (64-player cap)
  • Event 7 (3-5 June): $1,500 Omaha-8 Hi-Lo
  • Event 8 (4-6 June): $25,000 NLHE High Roller Bounty (1 reentry)
  • Event 9 (4-6 June): $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
  • Event 10 (5-7 June): $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
  • Event 11 (6-7 June): $600 NLHE Deepstack (1 reentry)
  • Event 12 (6-8 June): $50,000 NLHE High Roller 8-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 13 (6-8 June): $1,500 Limit Hold’em
  • Event 14 (7-9 June): $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 15 (7-10 June): $10,000 Omaha-8 Hi-Lo Championship
  • Event 16 (8-11 June): $3,000 NLHE (1 reentry)
  • Event 17 (8-10 June): $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (1 reentry)
  • Event 18 (9-10 June): $1,000 NLHE Freezeout
  • Event 19 (9-12 June): $25,000 PLO-8 High Roller 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 20 (9-11 June): $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (1 reentry)
  • Event 21 (10-14 June): $1,500 NLHE Monster Stack (1 reentry, 2 flights)
  • Event 22 (10-12 June): $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship
  • Event 23 (11-13 June): $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
  • Event 24 (12-13 June): $1,000 NLHE Flip & Go (unlimited reentries)
  • Event 25 (12-13 June): $800 NLHE Deepstack (1 reentry)
  • Event 26 (12-14 June): $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
  • Event 27 (13-15 June): $1,500 NLHE Shootout (2,000-player cap)
  • Event 28 (13-15 June): $50,000 PLO High Roller (2 reentries)
  • Event 29 (13-15 June): $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (2 reentries)
  • Event 30 (14-16 June): $1,000 PLO 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 31 (14-16 June): $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
  • Event 32 (15-17 June): $1,500 HORSE
  • Event 33 (15-16 June): $3,000 NLHE 6-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 34 (16-18 June): $1,500 NLHE Freezeout
  • Event 35 (16-18 June): $2,500 Mixed Big Bet (2 reentries)
  • Event 36 (16-18 June): $1,500 Seven-Card Stud-8 Hi-Lo
  • Event 37 (17-21 June): $1,500 NLHE Millionaire Maker ($1M GTD for 1st, 1 reentry, 2 flights)
  • Event 38 (17-19 June): $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (1 reentry)
  • Event 39 (18-21 June): $3,000 PLO 6-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 40 (18-20 June): $10,000 Seven-Card Stud-8 Hi-Lo Championship
  • Event 41 (19 June): $1,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty ($300 bounties)
  • Event 42 (19-21 June): $100,000 NLHE High Roller (1 reentry)
  • Event 43 (20-21 June): $500 NLHE Freezeout
  • Event 44 (20-23 June): $10,000 HORSE Championship
  • Event 45 (21-23 June): $1,500 PLO 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 46 (21-24 June): $5,000 NLHE 6-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 47 (22-25 June): $1,000 NLHE Seniors (50+) Championship (1 reentry/flight, 2 flights)
  • Event 48 (22-24 June): $1,500 Eight-Game Mix 6-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 49 (23-25 June): $2,000 NLHE (1 reentry)
  • Event 50 (23-25 June): $250,000 NLHE Super High Roller (1 reentry)
  • Event 51 (24-27 June): $400 NLHE Colossus (1 reentry/flight, 2 flights)
  • Event 52 (24-26 June): $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 53 (25-26 June): $5,000 Mixed NLHE-PLO 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 54 (26-28 June): $500 NLHE Salute to Warriors (1 reentry)
  • Event 55 (26-28 June): $1,000 NLHE Tag Team (2-person teams)
  • Event 56 (26-30 June): $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed
  • Event 57 (27-30 June): $600 NLHE Deepstack Championship (1 reentry)
  • Event 58 (27-29 June): $1,500 PLO-8 Hi-Lo 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 59 (28 June-1 July): $1,000 NLHE Super Seniors (60+) (1 reentry)
  • Event 60 (28-30 June): $10,000 NLHE Short Deck (1 reentry)
  • Event 61 (29 June-2 July): $1,000 NLHE Ladies Championship (1 reentry)
  • Event 62 (29 June): $1,500 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty ($500 bounties)
  • Event 63 (29 June-2 July): $10,000 PLO-8 Hi-Lo 8-Handed Championship
  • Event 64 (30 June-1 July): $600 PLO Deepstack 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 65 (30 June-2 July): $3,000 NLHE Freezeout
  • Event 66 (1-3 July): $1,000 NLHE Mini Main Event
  • Event 67 (1-2 July): $10,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty Freezeout ($3K bounties)
  • Event 68 (2-6 July): $1,000 NLHE Million Dollar Bounty (4 flights, top bounty $1M GTD)
  • Event 69 (2-5 July): $10,000 PLO-8 8-Handed Championship (1 reentry/flight)
  • Event 70 (3-16 July): $10,000 NLHE Main Event (4 flights)
  • Event 71 (7-11 July): $1,111 NLHE One More for One Drop (unlimited reentries, 3 flights)
  • Event 72 (7-9 July): $1,500 Mixed Omaha (2 reentries)
  • Event 73 (8-10 July): $1,500 Razz
  • Event 74 (9-11 July): $1,500 PLO Bounty 8-Handed (2 reentries, $500 bounties)
  • Event 75 (10-14 July): $777 NLHE Lucky 7s (unlimited reentries, 3 flights, $777,777 GTD for 1st)
  • Event 76 (10-11 July): $1,979 NLHE Hall of Fame Bounty (unlimited reentries)
  • Event 77 (11-13 July): $1,000 Mixed NLHE-PLO 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 78 (11-13 July): $2,500 NLHE (1 reentry)
  • Event 79 (12-14 July): $10,000 Razz Championship
  • Event 80 (13-14 July): $600 Mixed NLHE-PLO Deepstack 8-Handed (2 reentries)
  • Event 81 (13-15 July): $5,000 NLHE Freezeout
  • Event 82 (14-15 July): $800 NLHE Deepstack 8-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 83 (14-16 July): $50,000 NLHE High Roller (1 reentry)
  • Event 84 (14-16 July): $3,000 HORSE
  • Event 85 (15-17 July): $1,500 NLHE Closer (1 reentry/flight, 2 flights)
  • Event 86 (15-17 July): $10,000 NLHE 6-Handed Championship
  • Event 87 (16-17 July): $5,000 NLHE 8-Handed (1 reentry)
  • Event 88 (17 July): $1,000 NLHE Super Turbo (1 reentry)

The full schedule, including structure sheets and other information, is on the WSOP website.

TOC & Highlights

At the very end of the WSOP – 18-20 July – there will be a Tournament of Champions. This is something new and will bring together all 2022 WSOP bracelet winners and all players who won WSOP Circuit rings in the 2021-2022 season. They will play the freeroll tournament with a $1M prize pool.

From the schedule above, the WSOP pointed to several highlights.

First, the Housewarming tournament (Event 5) is the way the WSOP will welcome players to the new location. It will require only a $500 buy-in, offer four starting flights, allow one reentry per flight, and begin payouts at the end of each flight. They are also putting a $5M guarantee on the prize pool.

That will likely be a big draw for players. They expect it to rival other tournaments that are now staples on the schedule, like the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Colossus, and Closer.

Second, the Million Dollar Bounty (Event 68) is a new addition to the schedule. It has become popular in other tournament series in Las Vegas, like the Wynn Millions. So, the WSOP will offer the same. It will operate as a regular tournament on the first day, but those who made the second day will then be able to claim bounties as they knock out opponents. They will find out the amount of the bounty in a random draw after the knockout. And the top bounty will be $1M.

Third, Event 24 will be the Flip & Go, which made its debut in 2021. The tournament is inspired by Flip & Go tournaments on GGPoker and Natural8. They will play as a Pineapple-style SNG in the first round. This means that every player is all-in preflop on the first hand, though they receive three hole cards and will discard one. The player who wins the SNG makes the money and moves forward. As was the case last year, there will be unlimited reentries.

Fourth, the Poker Hall of Fame Bounty tournament (Event 76) will bring in many living members of the Poker Hall of Fame. Each of them will have a bounty on their heads reflecting the year of their HOF induction. For example, Doyle Brunson earned his seat in 1988, so his bounty will be $1,988. Eli Elezra earned his spot last year, so his bounty will be $2,021.

That will also be the time – as happened last year – when the WSOP will announce the 2022 HOF inductee(s).

Online Bracelets

America’s relationship with online poker is unique. Only a few states offer state-regulated online poker, and the WSOP-dot-com website only operates in three of them – Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. To make it even more complicated, the WSOP sites in Nevada and New Jersey share the same player pool. Pennsylvania will join them at some point but hasn’t yet.

However, several of the online tournaments show that they will be available to players in all three states. If Pennsylvania does join the other two states by the time of the WSOP, players in all three states will play the same events at the same time. If that doesn’t happen, it seems that the WSOP will run the same tournament concurrently in the Nevada-New Jersey market and separately for Pennsylvania.

Players don’t need to live in those states to play. However, geolocation technology can tell if the players are physically located in those states when logging in to play. Players in Las Vegas for the WSOP can use the WSOP Nevada site to play.

With bracelets available to each tournament winner, there are 14 available.

  • Event 1 (5 June): $5,300 NLHE High Roller Freezeout (NV/NJ)
  • Event 2 (5 June): $500 NLHE Big 500 (NV/NJ/PA, 3 reentries)
  • Event 3 (12 June): $400 NLHE Ultra Deepstack (NV/NJ/PA, 2 reentries)
  • Event 4 (19 June): $1,000 PLO 6-Max (NV/NJ, 3 reentries)
  • Event 5 (19 June): $500 PLO 6-Max (PA, 3 reentries)
  • Event 6 (26 June): $600 NLHE Online Deepstack Championship (NV/NJ/PA, 2 reentries)
  • Event 7 (28 June): $500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack (NV/NJ, 2 reentries)
  • Event 8 (3 July): $500 NLHE Deepstack (NV/NJ/PA, 2 reentries)
  • Event 9 (10 July): $7,777 NLHE Lucky Sevens High Roller (NV/NJ, 1 reentry)
  • Event 10 (10 July): $1,000 NLHE Online Bracelet Championship (NV/NJ/PA, 2 reentries)
  • Event 11 (12 July): $3,200 NLHE High Roller (NV/NJ, 2 reentries)
  • Event 12 (16 July): $777 NLHE Lucky Sevens Second Chance (NV/NJ/PA, 3 reentries)
  • Event 13 (17 July): $5,300 NLHE High Roller Freezeout Encore (NV/NJ)
  • Event 14 (17 July): $500 NLHE Summer Saver (NV/NJ/PA, 3 reentries)

WSOP Main Event

Last year, despite the Covid mandates and restrictions, the WSOP Main Event attracted 6,650 players. That created a prize pool of $62,011,250.

The 2022 Main Event will be back to its usual time slot, kicking off at the beginning of July. There will be four starting days 3-6 July, followed by two Day 2 combinations, one for A and B survivors and another for C and D players. On 9 July, all players remaining will join together to play forward.

On the night of 13 July, action will go until they thin the field to just nine players for the final table. After a day off, the final table will begin on 15 July. At some point, play will stop, and the final several players will return on Saturday 16 July to play for the win.

Paris & Bally’s Las Vegas

After 17 years at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the WSOP will host the 2022 events at the Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment – which owns the World Series of Poker – owns both of those casinos. They each have large convention centers that will provide ample space for the WSOP. The casinos are located right next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip and offer an indoor passageway between the two.

The press release noted that there is more than 200,000 square feet of space for the WSOP. There will be 600 poker tables. The main cashier cage will be at Paris, and Bally’s will host the TV set staging area for final tables. The location of cash games and non-final table tournament action will be announced later.

By the time the WSOP begins, Bally’s will be rebranded as the Horseshoe Las Vegas. Caesars held that brand name and is bringing it back to Las Vegas. The renovations will not close the casino but will remodel the casino and exterior of the buildings.

The WSOP emphasizes the significance of hosting the WSOP at the Horseshoe. Binion’s Horseshoe was the home of the very first WSOP action and the home of decades of annual series.

Paris Bally's Las Vegas Strip

What Aussies Should Know

The most important thing to know is that booking accommodations early will be beneficial. Those who want to stay at any Caesars property, including Paris and Bally’s, can use WSOP22 as the booking code to receive a discount. Other hotels that will accept the Caesars code are Caesars Palace and Nobu Hotel at Caesars, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, the Cromwell, the Linq, and – for now – the Rio. All but the Rio are on the Las Vegas Strip.

There is a monorail in Las Vegas that connects some of the properties on the Paris/Bally’s side of the Strip. It does cost $56 per week, but that is still cheaper than most rental cars and other forms of transportation.

There is the Las Vegas Deuce, the double-decker bus that runs from Downtown Las Vegas through the Strip. The best deal available is a three-day pass for $20.

As in years past, all players will need a Caesars Rewards card. This is free, available online at the Caesars website or in person at any Caesars casino.

Players can register for any event online via the Bravo Poker Live website or app, though in-person ID verification is a one-time requirement before the first actual tournament. Online registration will open in May. Registration at the main cage in the Champagne Ballroom at Paris will open on 31 May.

All verification will require a photo ID and Caesars Rewards card. International players also require a passport. In addition, international players must sign up for an ITIN (individual taxpayer identification number), must also show another form of ID to verify their address. This can be a mortgage or lease agreement, utility bill, mobile phone bill, etc. A person can obtain an ITIN online prior to traveling to the WSOP.

 

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