World Series of Poker returns to Las Vegas in 2021

The World Series of Poker has finalised its daily event scheduled for the 2021 extravaganza, with anticipation and expectation said to be high following a 26-month absence.

Doors for the event open on Thursday 30 September at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with action continuing through to its conclusion prior to the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday 23 November. Online and in-person registration will open in August.

“Make no mistake, the 2021 WSOP will be the real deal and we’re preparing for a full house. Throughout the storied history of the WSOP, this year will be particularly memorable and we’re preparing for a poker reunion all players can celebrate,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP executive director. 

“We’re beyond thrilled to offer a complete schedule of can’t-miss events including all our flagships and the variety players deserve.”

Promising to be “bigger than ever” with 88 gold bracelet events, the WSOP also returns with the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, better known as the ‘Main Event’, which in 2019 eclipsed 8,000 entrants for only the second time in history. 

The 200,000 square foot Rio Convention Center will again set the scene with a wide variety of tournaments, which include all popular variations ranging in price from $400 to $250,000. 

This year, the Main Event will have four starting flights to choose from, with the deep-stack tournament continuing to play until the final table on Tuesday 16 November and Wednesday 17 November.

Furthermore, new broadcast partner CBS Sports will offer increased coverage for the duration of the tournament. This will see 18 different bracelet events televised, with a minimum of 15 hours of coverage of the 2021 Main Event, produced exclusively by Poker Central.

“We could not be more excited to welcome everyone back to Las Vegas and the Rio,” added WSOP vice president and tournament director, Jack Effel. “The entire WSOP team is hard at work to ensure players have the absolute best experience possible.”

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