With the World Series of Poker only days away, on Thursday series officials offered a look into what players can expect in a news conference and facilities tour.
The series kicks off on May 31 and runs through July 20 with 87 bracelet events as well as numerous other online bracelet tournaments as well. Organizers noted that the series will boast more space and poker tables than any previous series.
Efforts at adding more dealers have also been successful, ensuring there should be enough personnel to handle a large turnout. Management is expecting a record turnout this year as the series moves from the Rio to Bally’s and Paris on the Strip.
WSOP Executive Director Jack Effel and Vice President Ty Stewart outlined what to expect from the new surroundings and this year’s festival. “All across America, it’s graduation season and we plan on making this summer one heck of a graduation party for the World Series of Poker,” Stewart said. “Being here on the Las Vegas Strip , across two resorts no less, it’s a key milestone for this event and for poker overall. After 52 years we’re finally a headliner baby, and I think Wayne Newton is the only one who’s been doing it longer. I hope every player does feel some pride in what we’ve achieved. “There were certainly a lot of naysayers who thought in the mid-2000s that poker would just fizzle out. The growth of this event has been nothing short of astounding.” A look at the new WSOP venues
This year marks the first time the WSOP has been held on the Strip. The news conference offered some details on what players can expect when they make their way to the annual poker festival.
This year, the Champagne Ballroom serves as the place to register throughout the series. There are 16 cages , an increase from the Rio, as well as 10 VIP windows . Online qualifiers will also verify their seat in this area.
Participants can wire funds for WSOP events or place money on account when they arrive as well. After setting up an account at […]
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