World series of poker 2022 weekly updates

Week 1: WSOP begins with big fields and fanfare.

Week 2: Women strike first, cheaters prosper, and a big Housewarming. 

Week 3: Hastings wins bracelet number six, Jukich takes down the Monster for a milly, Neymar scores a cash, and more.

Week 4: Big crowds, massive fields, and international success as Series speeds past halfway mark.

 

The World Series is back for another year, and we’re back on the summer schedule! The world is starting to get back to normal, so we can wave goodbye to the winter series of 2021 and the hybrid series of 2020. We’ve got a jam-packed series ahead of us, with 88 live events, the tournament of champions, and a 13-event online series running simultaneously. There are events every day from May 31 to July 20, so there’s plenty of poker to dive into!

The World Series accommodates players of all bankroll sizes, with events starting as low as $400, going up to the $250,000 Super High Roller. If online is more your bag, the events range in price from $400 for the Ultra Deepsatck up to $7,777 for the Lucky 7’s High Roller.

For more event information including a list of the latest bracelet winners, check out our WSOP 2022 schedule.

When is the 2022 World Series of Poker?

The World Series is back for another year, and we’re back on the summer schedule! The world is starting to get back to normal, so we can wave goodbye to the winter series of 2021 and the hybrid series of 2020. We’ve got a jam-packed series ahead of us, with 88 live events, the tournament of champions, and a 13-event online series running simultaneously. There are events every day from May 31 to July 20, so there’s plenty of poker to dive into!

The World Series accommodates players of all bankroll sizes, with events starting as low as $400, going up to the $250,000 Super High Roller. If online is more your bag, the events range in price from $400 for the Ultra Deepsatck up to $7,777 for the Lucky 7’s High Roller.

For more event information including a list of the latest bracelet winners, check out our WSOP 2022 schedule.

The WSOP Has Moved!

The World Series will be jointly hosted by two venues for the first time in its history! Bally’s Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas will share the hosting duties this year, with Bally’s hosting more of the TV tables and Paris hosting the majority of the outer tables.

This move has been anticipated since The Rio was sold by Caesars back in 2020 to New York real-estate group Imperial Companies. Both Bally’s and Paris are Caesars-owned casinos, and the two are physically connected to each other, making it easier for players to move between venues when required. They’re also part of the Las Vegas Monorail system, so there’ll be no issues getting from one to the other.

With over 150,000 square feet available between them and the capacity to house over 600 poker tables, it’s safe to say they’re anticipating a large turnout!

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel

Bally’s initially opened as the MGM Grand Hotel on December 4, 1973, and was one of the largest hotels and casinos at the time of its creation. It was purchased by Bally Manufacturing in 1986, and the name was changed to keep with the ‘Bally’ brand. After many changes of hands, the property ended up as part of the Caesars’ Entertainment empire. At the beginning of 2022, Caesars announced that they would rebrand the casino to “The Horsehoe Las Vegas” as part of a multi-million dollar renovation project, which they aim to have completed by the end of the year.

Paris Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas is a much more recent addition to the Las Vegas strip. Opening on September 1, 1999, the casino was a project of the neighboring Bally’s Las Vegas. There were originally plans for a full-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, though this was soon scrapped after discovering that it would interfere with the nearby Harry Reid Airport. So instead, they settled on a 1:2 scale model to go alongside their 3:2 scale L’Arc de Triomphe. Even with the scaled-down models, Paris Las Vegas is a must-see for any visitors to Sin City.

WSOP 2022 Schedule

This year’s World Series will have 88 live bracelet events to match last year and a 13-event online series that will run simultaneously. However, if you’re planning on playing the online series, it can only be accessed on WSOP.com if you’re in Nevada.

WSOP Main Event dates May 31st - July 20th

One new addition to this year’s series is the Tournament of Champions, which will be played at the conclusion of the series. Every bracelet winner from 2022 and every WSOP circuit ring winner from the 2021/22 season can play in this invitational tournament to compete for a $1 million prize pool!

Some of the other highlights of this year’s series include:

  • Event #56 – “The Poker Players Championship” – a $50,000 mixed game event
  • Event #51 – “The Colossus” – a $400 NLHE event
  • Event #24 – “FLIP & GO” – a $1000 NLHE event where every table is all in until one player remains, at which point play continues as normal.
  • Event #5 – “The Housewarming” – a $500 NLHE event with a $5,000,000 guarantee
  • Event #68 – “Million Dollar Bounty” – a $1000 NLHE event where you can win $1,000,000 for knocking a player out of the tournament.

And, as always, the Main Event is back for another year. After the success of last year’s “Reunion” WSOP, everyone is anticipating this year to be one of the biggest Main Events ever!

Main Event 2022 Schedule

The Main Event will begin as the series starts to wind down, with Day 1a beginning on July 3 and the final day of the Final Table on July 16. Four starting flights will be played over consecutive days starting at 11 am, each playing five 2-hour levels. Each player starts with 60,000 chips, and the blinds start at 100/200 with a 200 chip BB ante.

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Players who progress from Days 1a and 1b will combine for Day 2ab on July 7, and players who progress from Days 1c and 1d will combine for Day 2cd on July 8. Players have the opportunity to register for the tournament until the end of the second level on either Day 2ab or Day 2cd.

Players who make it through their respective Day 2s will combine for the first time on July 9. It is expected that the money bubble will be reached early on Day 4 (around level 17). From Day 3, 5-6 levels will be played each day until July 13, where they will play down to a Final Table. There will be a rest day on July 14 before the final table-ists return on July 15. The Final Table will be played over two days, with the winner being crowned on July 16. We’ve posted the full schedule below:

DATE DAY
Sunday, July 3 WSOP Main Event Day 1a
Monday, July 4 WSOP Main Event Day 1b
Tuesday, July 5 WSOP Main Event Day 1c
Wednesday, July 6 WSOP Main Event Day 1d
Thursday, July 7 WSOP Main Event Day 2ab
Friday, July 8 WSOP Main Event Day 2cd
Saturday, July 9 WSOP Main Event Day 3
Sunday, July 10 WSOP Main Event Day 4
Monday, July 11 WSOP Main Event Day 5
Tuesday, July 12 WSOP Main Event Day 6
Wednesday, July 13 WSOP Main Event Day 7
Thursday, July 14 Rest Day
Friday, July 15 WSOP Main Event Final Table
Saturday, July 16 WSOP Main Event Final Table

 

Check out our 2022 WSOP Main Event page for more information on poker’s most-famous tournament.

WSOP 2022: New Events

The venues have changed, but have the events? Let’s have a look at some of the new events featured in WSOP 2022:

The Housewarming

Ok, so technically, this isn’t a new event since the same buy-in, structure, and guarantee were used last year, but the name is different, so we’ve included it. Instead of “The Reunion” to celebrate everyone coming back to Vegas after the coronavirus pandemic, this tournament has been changed to “The Housewarming” to welcome everyone to the new venues. At the end of the day, who cares what it’s called; it’s a $500 buy-in with a $5 million guarantee–what’s not to like?

Tournament of Champions

If you’re lucky enough to win a WSOP bracelet at this year’s series, you’ll be invited to play in the “Tournament of Champions,” an invitational tournament with a $1,000,000 prize pool! The event will also be open to winners of a WSOP circuit ring during the 2021-22 season. With a six-figure payday likely up for grabs, there’s a bit extra motivation to take down an event this year!

Million Dollar Bounty

Bounty tournaments have been growing in popularity over the past few years. First introduced by online poker sites, the format has changed from fixed bounties to progressive bounties and now to mystery bounties. There are a few bounty tournaments on the schedule for this year’s WSOP, but the most interesting is the Million Dollar Bounty. From Day 2, every time someone knocks a player out, they get to draw a random bounty prize. The top prize you can win is guaranteed at $1,000,000. Imagine becoming a millionaire just for knocking someone out of a poker tournament!

We’re also seeing the return of several events that made their debut last year. The GG Poker Flip and Go was a huge success last year, with players loving the gambling element and the speediness of the tournament. The Poker Hall of Fame Bounty tournament is another fan favorite that will be returning; if you’ve ever wanted to play against one of the game’s legends without breaking the bank, this is the tournament for you.

Some changes were made last year that will be staying the same in 2022. The Heads Up Championship will stay a $25,000 buy-in for this year, and the Seniors Event will continue to have one re-entry.

Coronavirus Restrictions

Despite the world getting back to normal, coronavirus is still a risk affecting many players. The WSOP has said that it will have no special rules/restrictions in place and instead will be following the local, state, and CDC guidelines that are in place at the time of the series. There is also no vaccination requirement to play in this year’s WSOP, but players are expected to follow the CDC safety guidelines. At the time of writing, the Nevada state guidelines do not require masks to be worn indoors, though it is still an option for players who wish to do so.

WSOP 2022 Europe

Tentative plans have been made to host the WSOP Europe again at the end of the year at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. This has been the host of the WSOPE since 2017, and the partnership looks stronger than ever.

There haven’t been many announcements about the event schedule for the series, but we know that it will run from October 13 to November 3. There are 15 bracelet events during this series, including the €10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event. More details are likely to be released after the summer series has concluded.

WSOP 2022 Registration

If you’re interested in playing an event at this year’s WSOP, you can register for events either in-person or online. US players will just need to bring their ID, whereas non-US players will need to bring their ID and a formal proof of address (such as a bank statement or utility bill).

In-Person Registration

If you’d like to register in person, you need to go to the Champagne Ballroom near the front of the Paris Convention Center. The office opens on May 31 at 9 am and will remain open 24 hours a day until the conclusion of the WSOP on July 20. When registering for an event, players must present a valid photo ID, their Caesars Rewards card, and their payment. All players must have a Caesars Rewards card to enter WSOP events.

Online Registration

If you’d prefer to register online, you can use Bravo Poker Live, the WSOP vendor, to handle its online transactions. By registering and paying for your tournament seat online, you spend less time queuing and more time playing! However, some deadlines apply for registering online, so if this is something you want to do, then make sure you do so before this deadline passes. There are three ways you can pay for events online:

  • Wire Transfer – This method can be used for all buy-in levels, but you must register at least 14 days before the start of the tournament to be eligible to use it.
  • Credit Card – This option is only available for buy-ins of $10,000 and under. The accepted card types are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Your card will need verification before it can be used, but you can use it until the end of the series once you’ve done so.
  • ACH – This method can only be used for buy-ins of under $10,000.

Pre-registration is already available, so if you’re looking to head down to the WSOP this year, why not save yourself the headache and register online.

 

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