From May 26 to July 15, 2020, the World Series of Poker 2020 will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in the gambling metropolis of Las Vegas and will last a total of two weeks. Those responsible recently announced the first information about the mega event. The following guide introduces them and explains, among other things, what will be special this year.
The Main Event
The World Series of Poker 2020 main event will take place this year from July 1-14. As usual, there are three starting days again. These take place from July 1st to 3rd, the final table from July 12th to 14th. The event will of course also be broadcast on television. In the USA, viewers must switch on the ESPN or ESPN 2 channels for this.
Other Highlights that Players Shouldn’t Miss
In addition to the main event, players and visitors can look forward to many other events and highlights as part of the World Series of Poker 2020. For example, on May 27, the first bracelet event will take place in Las Vegas, which is a $ 500 employee event. The $ 500 WSOP Big50 is also very interesting. Players over 50 should attend the $ 1,000 Seniors NLH World Championship event from June 18-21, 2020.
What Else Should Visitors Know?
As a lot of poker fans and of course numerous players make their way to Las Vegas in the two weeks, accommodation should be considered early on. It is even possible to stay overnight at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The complex has 2548 suites, all of which are at least 55 square meters in size. However, they are very much in demand and therefore surely quickly assigned. So if you are planning to visit the World Series of Poker 2020, you should be quick and it is best to plan and organize the trip now.
Looking Back on 2019
The World Series of Poker 2019 was the 50th edition of the World Poker Championship that was held in Las Vegas between May 28 and July 16, 2019. In total, the players could take part in 90 tournaments, of which nine events were only held online in a live casino with a live dealer. The buy-in was between $ 400 and $ 100,000 in 2019. If a player won, he not only received the prize money, but also a so-called bracelet. A player named Robert Campbell was even able to secure two of these coveted pieces of jewelry.
Proud prize money of $ 293,183,345 was spent at the anniversary event. 28,371 players from 118 countries took part in the different events.
With 187,298 submissions worldwide, it was also the largest event of its kind. Many players were able to enjoy high prizes. But nobody won more money than Hossein Ensan. He won the main event and not only went home with a proud $ 10,000,000, but also with a main event gold bracelet. In the last duel, he defeated Dario Sammartino and was the first non-American citizen since 2014 to win the popular event.
What is Special About This Year’s World Series of Poker 2020?
The main event of the World Series of Poker starts on July 1, 2020 and will be the 51st edition of the coveted poker festival. Many experts believe that the event will break numerous world records. The main event’s buy-in is a whopping $ 10,000. Only those who apply this can play live in a casino themselves. The full tournament schedule will likely be released in the first quarter of 2020. Those who want to take part in the event can register from March or April. However, Nevada’s responsible gaming regulators must first approve the various cup competitions.
What is certain is that the upcoming WSOP will break numerous records, making it the largest poker event ever. The World Series of Poker Europe will also host a similar tournament in Europe – in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. In both cases, countless players can hardly wait until the doors open.