Caesars Entertainment has unveiled that the prestigious 2024 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) is set to be held from May 28th until July 17th. This eagerly anticipated event will feature the renowned $10,000 buy-in Main Event, spanning from July 3rd to July 17th, offering four initial days for participants to commence their play, beginning from Wednesday, July 3rd through July 8th.
Adding to the excitement, several well-loved events are slated to make a comeback at the 2024 WSOP, including the Mystery Millions, Millionaire Maker, and the Senior’s Championship. The complete lineup of events will be disclosed by Caesars in early 2024.
For its third year in a row, the WSOP will be hosted at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas on the Vegas Strip. Attendees will observe the transformation of a Horseshoe hotel tower into the Versailles Tower at Paris, anticipated to be directly linked to the Paris casino in readiness for the WSOP.
During the event, Caesars will extend special lodging discounts at its Las Vegas properties for WSOP players. It’s important to note, however, that accommodation costs at Paris Las Vegas usually surpass those at Horseshoe.
WSOP’s online poker room will also feature various promotions, including satellite events and detailed information on qualification for the tournament this year.
2023 WSOP Sets a New Standard with Record Registrations
The 2024 WSOP has high standards to meet, following the unprecedented success of last year’s event. The 2023 WSOP Main Event made history, surpassing 10,000 registrants for the first time in its 54-year existence, attracting 10,043 players.
Daniel Weinman claimed the largest WSOP Main Event championship purse of $12.1 million. In total, eight players earned over $1 million each at last year’s Main Event. The 2023 WSOP also boasted an all-time high prize pool of $93,399,900.
Ty Stewart, SVP and Executive Director of the WSOP, is determined to elevate the 2024 WSOP even further. In a press release by Caesars Entertainment, Stewart remarked, “Records are made to be broken. We’re actively working on enhancements to ensure 2024 is the largest and most extraordinary event in poker history.”
The impressive prize pool from last year was partly due to scheduling the most popular tournaments on weekends, allowing more players to participate without work conflicts.
WSOP Paradise Inaugurates its First Champion
Coinciding with the conclusion of the Main Event earlier this year, the inaugural WSOP Paradise was announced. As the 2024 Main Event dates are publicized, WSOP Paradise has recently crowned its champion in the $10,000 buy-in Main Event at the Atlantis Spa Resort in the Bahamas.
Stanislav Zegal triumphed over 3,008 participants in the WSOP Paradise Main Event, securing a $2 million first-place reward and the unique WSOP Paradise Main Event gold bracelet.
The event created two millionaires: Michael Sklenicka, who finished second with $1.2 million, and Matt Glantz, the top US finisher in fourth place, winning $685,000.
WSOP Paradise’s debut year featured more than $70 million in total prizes, surpassing the initial $50 million guaranteed. The event included 15 bracelet competitions.
Pleased with the inaugural WSOP Paradise’s outcome, Stewart expressed in a WSOP news post, “WSOP Paradise went beyond our expectations, from hall of famers winning bracelets to celebrity appearances and Phil Hellmuth’s iconic Main Event entrance, capping off a phenomenal year.”
The event was broadcast live online internationally, with recorded episodes set to air on the CBS Sports network.
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Revamping the Player Experience in 2024 WSOP
The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is introducing significant enhancements to the player experience. New this year are state-of-the-art digital tables, a streamlined registration process, and an upgraded mobile app for live updates and seat assignments. These innovations aim to provide a more efficient, engaging, and enjoyable experience for participants, elevating the WSOP to new heights of technological integration in the world of poker.
The 2024 WSOP is not just maintaining its legacy but evolving it, blending tradition with technological advancement to redefine what a world-class poker event can offer.