2022 World Series of Poker Starts This Week

For the first time since 2019, the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is happening live with no pandemic restrictions. It is back on its usual start time (end of May) and will run through its usual end time (mid-July).

There will be some major differences this year, as the action finally left the Rio after 17 years and is making its home at two Caesars properties on the Las Vegas Strip: Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s (soon to be Horseshoe) Las Vegas. With the changes and the return to normal, the WSOP may be looking at its biggest year in a long time.

What to Know

There are quite a few things to know about the new home of the WSOP. Longtime commentators of the series, Lon McEachern and Norman Chad, put out a video to explain a lot about the new location and processes. They discuss everything from restaurants to parking, including which action will be at Bally’s and which will happen at Paris.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfMHiZ48YOo

Back in April, we also provided some information about accommodations in Las Vegas, transportation, and what to pack for the trip. We also discussed the proof of identity needed to play the WSOP, as well as the tax information for Aussies.

Where to Find Information

When the World Series of Poker announced the 2022 WSOP schedule in February, we listed that full schedule here.

Here are some other important links to find information during the series:

PokerNews will be doing the official live reporting for all WSOP 2022 events. While the live updates may appear on the WSOP website, it can be better to just go to the source. PokerNews has a distinct page that directs you to all WSOP events this year – ongoing, completed, and upcoming.

Watch Online

Every minute of the World Series of Poker will not be online. However, there will be livestreaming of some events online at PokerGO. They’ve done it in past years and will do it again this year.

PokerGO is the livestreaming service that also contains past episodes of everything from the World Series of Poker and the Australian Poker Open to classics like Face the Ace and Dolly’s Game. There are also new episodes of High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark, shows that have been revived to add to the collection of many seasons.

There will be a WSOP final table streamed several times each week.

The streaming schedule is as follows, with starting times to be announced soon:

  • 2 June, Thursday: $100K NLHE High Roller Bounty
  • 3 June, Friday: $2,500 NLHE Freezeout
  • 4 June, Saturday: $25K NLHE Heads-Up Championship
  • 6 June, Monday: $25K NLHE High Roller
  • 8 June, Wednesday: $50K NLHE High Roller
  • 10 June, Friday: $10K Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
  • 12 June, Sunday: $25K PLO High Roller
  • 14 June, Tuesday: $10K LHE Championship
  • 15 June, Wednesday: $50K PLO High Roller
  • 16 June, Thursday: $10K Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship
  • 18 June, Saturday: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
  • 19 June, Sunday: $10K NL-2-7 Lowball Championship
  • 20 June, Monday: $10K Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship
  • 21 June, Tuesday: $100K NLHE High Roller
  • 23 June, Thursday: $10K HORSE Championship
  • 25 June, Saturday: $250K NLHE Super High Roller
  • 26 June, Sunday: $5K Mixed NLHE/PLO
  • 27 June, Monday: $400 Colossus NLHE
  • 20 July, Wednesday: WSOP Tournament of Champions

One event, the $50K Poker Players Championship, has no streaming date yet.

Note that these are the days in the Pacific Time Zone of the United States, so adjust accordingly when PokerGO releases start times for the broadcasts.

As for the WSOP Main Event, this will be covered on PokerGO as follows, with times listed as Eastern Time in the US:

  • 3 July, Sunday at 6pm: WSOP Main Event Day 1A
  • 4 July, Monday at 6pm: Day 1B
  • 5 July, Tuesday at 6pm: Day 1C
  • 6 July, Wednesday at 6pm: Day 1D
  • 7 July, Thursday at 6pm: Day 2A/B (survivors from 1A and 1B)
  • 8 July, Friday at 6pm: Day 2C/D (survivors from 1C and 1D)
  • 9 July, Saturday at 6pm: Day 3 (all survivors from Day 2)
  • 10 July, Sunday at 6pm: Day 4 (most likely the money bubble day)
  • 11 July, Monday at 3pm: Day 5
  • 12 July, Tuesday at 3pm: Day 6
  • 13 July, Wednesday at 3pm: Day 7 (playdown to the final table)
  • 15 July, Friday at 5:30pm: WSOP Main Event final table Day 1
  • 16 July, Saturday at 5:30pm: WSOP Main Event final table Day 2

PokerGO is a subscription service, which usually costs $99.99 per year. However, at this time, poker fans can subscribe to one year of PokerGO for $30 off using the code “WSOP30.” That translates into just $6 per month for the first year.

 

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