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World Series of Poker 2021 to be Held in September

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Apr/01/2021

In a sign that life may be coming back to normal following a global pandamic that has shut down major events over the past year, the World Series of Poker has announced its Main Event in the US will take place in-person at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Thursday, Sept. 30 through Tuesday, Nov. 23.

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The 2021 opening weekend is expected to feature a special charity event to benefit frontline health workers, a $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. and a $5 million GTD No-Limit Hold’em event billed as “The Reunion.” 

Further details and specifics on the complete schedule will be released this summer. 

“The Main Event” is expected to begin Thursday, Nov. 4 and run through Wednesday, Nov. 17.  Players will have their choice of four starting days on Thursday, Nov. 4; Friday, Nov. 5; Saturday, Nov. 6.; or Sunday, Nov. 7. Players participating on Thursday or Friday will have their Day 2 on Monday, Nov. 8 if they survive the first day with chips.  Those selecting Saturday or Sunday for an opening flight will play their Day 2 on Tuesday, Nov. 9, with the fields combining on Wednesday, Nov. 10. 

Hotel room reservations are now being accepted across Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts, including the headquarters at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with rates as low as $60 for existing Caesars Rewards members.

Specific COVID-19 safety protocols and compliance with all directives from the state of Nevada regarding social distancing and capacity limits on the tournament dates will be strictly enforced.  

“This year, more than ever, we embrace our role at the WSOP to deliver memorable experiences and bring this community of poker lovers back together.  In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get back to Vegas,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director.

WSOP Europe is expected to round out the year of poker action with its return to King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic running from Friday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Dec. 8, subject to regulatory approval and travel restrictions being lifted.

The tournament is expected to include 15 gold bracelet events, including a 10,000 euro buy-in WSOP Europe Main Event and a 50,000 euro High Roller event. 

WSOP.com will also be holding its domestic tournaments on its All-American Poker Network beginning Thursday, July 1, closing with a $1,000 championship. Qualification will be available for as little as $1.  

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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