The 45th edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the most lucrative, the most prestigious, and the longest running live poker tournament series in the world, will begin on May 27, 2014, Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event has been held at the Rio for the past 10 years.

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WSOP 2014 will include a number of qualifier satellites, gold bracelet tournaments, deep-stack tournaments, and cash games, which will be held over a period of 49 days and will conclude with nine finalists playing the final table of the WSOP Main Event on July 14, 2014, Monday.

The highlight of this summer poker festival will be the $10k NL Hold’em WSOP Main Event, the longest running live poker tournament in the world. It will be held for 10 days between July 5, 2014 and July 14, 2014 and will have three starting flights—July 5, Saturday; July 6, Sunday; and July 7, Monday.

Ty Stewart, executive director of the WSOP, said: “In our 45th year, and tenth at the Rio, we are hard at work to make the 2014 World Series of Poker the biggest and best yet. We will build it, we hope you will come.”

Poker players in Nevada and New Jersey are a lucky lot because of the presence of in these two states. will be giving its online poker customers countless opportunities to win free seats to the WSOP 2014 events. Residents of Nevada and New Jersey or even those who are located in these two states only have to sign up for real money play at to take part in these satellites and win free entries to WSOP 2014 events.

The buy-ins for WSOP 2014 events start from $75. Cash poker games will start on May 27 and will be held 24 hours per day throughout the series.

Here are two of the major events of WSOP 2014. On June 29, Sunday, the Big One for ONE DROP, an NL Hold’em charity poker tournament with a buy-in of $1,000,000, will be held. The event will accept only 56 participants, and the winner will get more than $20,000,000, the biggest prize in the poker industry. On July 3 – 4, Thursday and Friday, the Little One for ONE DROP, an NL Hold’em charity poker tournament with a buy-in of $1,111 will be held, giving players a chance to win another six-figure prize.