A broad outline of the schedule for the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been released. Next year’s edition will kick off on May 30 and will go on till July 17. It will once again be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as has been the norm for the past 13 years.
Running for 49 consecutive days, the world’s premier poker tournament will have numerous gold bracelet events, cash games, side events and satellites as well as daily deep stack tournaments. The final table for the Main Event termed as the November Nine will be finalized by July 17.
In a statement Ty Stewart, Executive Director, WSOP said
We want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and best wishes for a safe and successful 2017. We are busy trying to finalize the entire 2017 WSOP schedule. We anticipate a similar series to last year with a few new wrinkles, but ensuring a broad array of options to satisfy every potential participant
Last year was a landmark one in WSOP’s 47-year history with a record 107,833 entries. The new payout structure which offered 15 percent meant that 15,767 entrants, the most ever, were in the money. The first place in the WSOP Main Event was taken by Qui Nguyen who beat out a field of 6,737 players.
The WSOP plans to offer 70 gold bracelet events next year and will be scheduling several entry-level and championship-level events during weekends. Satellites qualifiers will run on WSOP.com for those in New Jersey and Nevada. The international partner for WSOP’s qualifier games is 888poker.
The traditional $565 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees will start off the bracelet events on June 1. This tournament has a single re-entry format and will run for two days.
The world’s largest live poker event, the Colossus III with its exciting guaranteed prize pool of $1 million will continue to be one of the star attractions. This popular re-entry no-limit hold’em event is set to have two starting flights on three days – June 2, June 3, and June 4. In the last two years the event has seen a stunning 43,987 entries. In the 2016 edition alone, the entries received were 21,613.
The headline event WSOP Main Event Championship will start July 8 and run for 10 days till July 17. Starting flights for the game are scheduled from July 8 onwards till July 10. Other regular events will be present: Monster Stack, Millionaire Maker, Little One for ONE DROP, Ladies Championship and $1,000 Seniors Event. A detailed schedule will be released in February 2017.