The announcement of the 2013 World Series of Poker was made this week, and it will take place May 29 through July 16 at the Rio, All Suits Hotel and Casino.
Although the list of participants have not been finalized, the tournament is expected to include at least 60 events where the winners earn gold bracelets.
Beginning July 7th, the 10 day, $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em World Championship will be contested as well as three starting flights will take place July 7 to 9, with the final table of nine being determined July 16. The nine players will return to the Rio in November to play for the title.
Nearly 500 poker tables will be set up across more than 100,000 square feet of ballroom space inside the Rio Convention Center to accommodate the tournament.
The official bracelet event will offer an unlimited re-entry over two starting days, giving it potential to be the biggest event in terms of entrants at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $1.6 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2012, the event attracted 74,766 entrants from 101 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and awarded more than $222 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of the World Series of Poker Europe in 2007.