WSOP Releases Complete Schedule; Guide for Players Traveling to Vegas from Outside US

After much of the World Series of Poker played out online in 2020 and the series moved to fall in 2021, the annual festival returns to the summer this year.

Organizers released the series’ official schedule on Wednesday and players will find 88 events running May 31 to July 20. The festival also features 14 online bracelet events at WSOP.com.

This is the first time the series will be held on the Las Vegas Strip. The action shifts this year to the Paris and Bally’s casinos. Fitting the series’ history, Caesars is renovating and rebranding the property as Horseshoe Las Vegas.

The annual poker festival was founded in 1970 by Benny Binion at his Horseshoe Casino in downtown Vegas. The Strip now becomes home to the series.

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Main Event returns to July, no masks required or vaccine mandates

The $10,000 Main Event remains the biggest tournament in poker and runs this year from July 3-16. Along with releasing the schedule, WSOP officials also announced there will not be a vaccine or mask requirement.

“This year is particularly historic for the WSOP with its move to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and debut in the best facilities we’ve ever had,” said WSOP executive director Ty Stewart, who is running his 17th WSOP.

“We’re ready to welcome players from all over the world to our housewarming party at Bally’s, soon-to-be Horseshoe, and Paris. The schedule is jam-packed with first-class events and we expect this to be the biggest and most anticipated WSOP yet.”

WSOP hits the Strip

The series heading to Strip offers players some changes and a unique environment. All convention space at Bally’s and Paris will be used for the tournament series.

Organizers note that this will be the largest tournament area in event history. That includes over 200,000 square feet housing a total of 600 tables.

The WSOP features a wide variety of poker variants and that continues this year. The series continues catering to a wide range of players as well with buy-ins from $400 to $250,000.

Players heading to Vegas will find the main cage in Paris with the CBS Sports/PokerGO TV set in the Bally’s Event Center. Navigating between the two spaces should be easy as the buildings are connected and share a parking garage.

Inside the series

The WSOP action kicks off with an aptly named event. The $500Housewarming,” which comes with a $5 million guarantee and is a followup to the $500 “Reunion.”

That helped welcome players back to the series in 2021 and brought in 12,973 entries. Here’s a look at some other highlights from the series.

  • Weekend events (June 11 – July 16) – Flagship No Limit Hold’em tournaments return each Friday and Saturday. Look for massive-field tournaments like the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Colossus, and The Closer.
  • Million Dollar Mystery Bounty (July 2-4) – This new $1,000 event features a mystery bounty for up to $1 million. The tournament was originally planned for 2020, but that series was canceled due to COVID.
  • Tournament of Champions (July 18-20) – This $1 million freeroll is the first Tournament of Champions in series history. The event is open to all 88 bracelet winners and 2022 WSOP Circuit ring winners.
  • Mid-stakes events (June and July) –Look for more No Limit Hold‘em events at the mid-range price point with buy-ins at the $2,000 to $5,000 level.
  • Flip and Go Presented by GGPoker (June 12) – This $1,000 event takes GGPoker’s online tournament and moves it to the live felt. Flip and Go proved popular in 2021 and is back this year. To start, everyone gets three cards, selects two, and is then all in preflop on the first hand. The player who wins the table is then already in the money. The action then plays out as a normal NLHE tournament. 
  • Lucky Sevens (July 10-12) – Players battle for guaranteed first-place money of $777,777 for a $777 buy-in.
  • Poker Hall of Fame Bounty (July 10) – This Poker Hall of Fame comes with a buy-in that’s the same as the hall’s founding, $1,979. All Hall of Fame members earn a freeroll and each carries a bounty for the year he or she was inducted.

High roller action continues

Those with bigger bankrolls have plenty of events to look forward to as well. Several high rollers are on the menu and a couple  stand out. 

A new $100,000 High Roller Bounty begins May 31 and players earn $25,000 for each bounty they collect.

The Heads Up Championship begins June 2 and has become very popular with pros. The annual event now sees the buy-in move from $10,000 to $25,000. Here’s a look at the complete WSOP schedule. 

 WSOP 2022 schedule

DateTimeEventTournamentBuy-inStarting chipsRe-entry
June 7, 202211am146-Handed No Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$1,50025,0001
June 7, 20223pm15Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (4 day event)$10,00060,0000
June 8, 202211am16No-Limit Holdem (4 day event)$3,00040,0001
June 8, 20223pm17Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit) (A-5, 2-7, Badugi) (3 day event)$2,50035,0001
June 9, 202211am18Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (2 day event)$1,00020,0000
June 9, 20221pm19High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (4 day Event)$25,000150,0002
June 9, 20223pm20Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (3 day event)$1,50025,0001
June 10, 202210am21AMONSTER STACK No Limit Hold'em Flight A (players who are eliminated in flight A may re-enter into flight B) (5 day event)$1,50050,000Bust A Play B
June 10, 20223pm22Seven Card Stud Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,0000
June 11, 202210am21BMONSTER STACK No Limit Hold'em Flight B$1,50050,0000
June 11, 20223pm236-Handed Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$3,00040,0000
June 12, 202211am24FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em Presented by GG Poker - Flight A (2 day event)$1,00020,000unlimited
June 12, 20221pm25No Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event)$80040,0001
June 12, 20223pm26Limit Hold'em Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,0000
June 13, 202211am27Shootout No Limit Hold'em (2,000 player max) (3 day event)$1,50025,0000
June 13, 20221pm28High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (3 day event)$50,000300,0002
June 13, 20223pm29No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (3 day event)$1,50025,0002
June 14, 202211am30Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed (3 day event)$1,00020,0002
June 14, 20223pm31Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,0000
June 15, 202211am32H.O.R.S.E. (Limit Hold'em; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Razz; Seven Card Stud; Seven Card Hi-Lo 8 or Better) (3 day event)$1,50025,0000
June 15, 20223pm336-Handed No Limit Hold’em (2 day event)$3,00040,0001
June 16, 202211am34Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (3 day event)$1,50025,0000
June 16, 20221pm35Mixed Big Bet Event - NLHE, PLO, 2-7 NL, NL 5 Card Draw, Big O, PLO Hi-Lo, 2-7 Pot-Limit Triple Draw (3 day event)$2,50035,0002
June 16, 20223pm36Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better (3 day event)$1,50025,0000
June 17, 202210am37AMILLIONAIRE MAKER No Limit Hold’em Flight A - $1,000,000 Guaranteed for 1st Place (5 day event) $1,50025,0001/flight
June 17, 20223pm38No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,0001
June 18, 202210am37BMILLIONAIRE MAKER No Limit Hold'em Flight B$1,50025,0001/flight
June 18, 20221pm396-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (4 day event)$3,00040,0002
June 18, 20223pm40Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,0000
June 19, 202211am41Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em (freezeout) (every player is a $300 bounty) (1 day event)$1,00020,0000
June 19, 20223pm42High Roller No Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$100,000600,0001
June 20, 202211am43Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (2 day event)$50025,0000
June 20, 20223pm44H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Limit Hold'em; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Hi-Lo 8 or Better) (4 day event) $10,00060,0000
June 21, 202211am45Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (3 day event)$1,50025,0002
June 21, 20223pm466-Handed No Limit Hold’em (4 day event)$5,00050,0001
June 22, 202210am47ASeniors No Limit Hold’em Championship (Must be 50 years of age or older) Flight A (5 day event)$1,00020,0001 / flight
June 22, 20223pm48Eight Game Mix 6-Handed (3 day event)$1,50025,0001
June 23, 202210am47BSeniors No Limit Hold’em Championship Flight B$1,00020,0001 / flight
June 23, 20221pm49No-Limit Holdem (3 day event)$2,00030,0001
June 23, 20223pm50Super High Roller No Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$250,0001,500,0001
June 24, 202210am51ACOLOSSUS No Limit Hold’em Flight A (Payouts each flight) (4 day event)$40040,0001 / flight
June 24, 20223pm52Nine Game Mix 6-Handed (3 day event)$2,50035,0001
June 25, 202210am51BCOLOSSUS No Limit Hold’em Flight B (Payouts each flight)$40040,0001 / flight
June 25, 20223pm53Mixed No Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (2 day event)$5,00050,0002
June 26, 202211am54Salute to Warriors - No Limit Hold’em Proceeds to be donated to the USO and other Veteran Organizations (3 day event)$50050,0001
June 26, 20221pm55TAG TEAM No Limit Hold'em (2 person team, each team must register together) (3 day event) $1,000/Team20,0000
June 26, 20223pm56Poker Players Championship 6-Handed (5 day event)$50,000300,0000
June 27, 202211am57Deepstack Championship No Limit Hold'em (4 day event)$60030,0001
June 27, 20223pm58Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed) (3 day event)$1,50025,0002
June 28, 202210am59Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em (Must be 60 years of age or older) (4 day event)$1,00020,0001
June 28, 20223pm60Short Deck No Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$10,00060,0001
June 29, 202211am61Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship (4 day event) (Event Entry is $10K; Ladies Discounted Price is $1K)$10,000 men/$1,000 ladies20,0001
June 29, 20221pm62Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em (freezeout) (every player is a $500 bounty) (1 day event)$1,50025,0000
June 29, 20223pm63Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed) (4 day event)$10,00060,0000
June 30, 202211am64Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed) (2 day event)$60030,0002
June 30, 20223pm65Freezeout No Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$3,00040,0000
July 1, 202211am66Mini Main Event No Limit Hold’em (freezeout) (3 day event)$1,00060,0000
July 1, 20223pm67Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em (freezeout) (every player is a $3,000 bounty) (2 day event)$10,00060,0000
July 2, 2022Main Event Satellite Days July 2 - 7
July 2, 202212pm68AMillion Dollar Bounty No Limit Hold'em - Payouts begin on Day one - Bounties begin on Day 2 - Top bounty guranteed $1,000,000$1,00040,0001/flight
July 2, 20223pm69Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship (4 day event)$10,00060,0000
July 3, 202211am70AMAIN EVENT No Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1A$10,00060,0000
July 3, 202212pm68BMillion Dollar Bounty No Limit Hold'em - Flight B$1,00040,0001/flight
July 4, 202211am70BMAIN EVENT No Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1B$10,00060,0000
July 4, 202212pm68CMillion Dollar Bounty No Limit Hold'em - Flight C$1,00040,0001/flight
July 4, 20227pm68DMillion Dollar Bounty No Limit Hold'em - Flight D - Turbo 15 minute levels$1,00040,0001/flight
July 5, 202211am70CMAIN EVENT No Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1C$10,00060,0000
July 6, 202211am70DMAIN EVENT No Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1D$10,00060,0000
July 7, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Day 2AB (combine all surviving players 1A + 1B)
July 7, 202212pm71AOne More for One Drop No Limit Hold'em Flight A (5 day event)$1,000 + $11140,000unlimited
July 7, 20223pm72Mixed: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; "Big O" (5 Card PLO Hi-Lo 8) (3 day event)$1,50025,0002
July 8, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Day 2CD (For all surviving 1C + 1D players)
July 8, 202212pm71BOne More for One Drop No Limit Hold'em Flight B$1,000 + $11140,000unlimited
July 8, 20223pm73Razz (3 day event)$1,50025,0000
July 9, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Day 3 (combine all fields into one for first time)
July 9, 202212pm71COne More for One Drop No Limit Hold'em Flight C$1,000 + $11140,000unlimited
July 9, 20223pm74BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed (every player is a $500 bounty) (3 day event)$1,50025,0002
July 10, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Day 4
July 10, 202212pm75ALucky 7's No Limit Hold'em 7-Handed Flight A $777,777 Guaranteed 1st place - (5 day event) (Payouts every flight) $77740,000unlimited
July 10, 20223pm76Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No Limit Hold'em (freezeout) (every Hall of Famer is a bounty) (2 day event)$1,97930,000unlimited
July 11, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Day 5
July 11, 202212pm75BLucky 7's No Limit Hold'em 7-Handed Flight B$77740,000unlimited
July 11, 20221pm77Mixed No Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (3 day event)$1,50025,0002
July 11, 20223pm78No Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$2,50035,0001
July 12, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Day 6
July 12, 202212pm75CLucky 7's No Limit Hold'em 7-Handed Flight C$77740,000unlimited
July 12, 20223pm79Razz Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,0000
July 13, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Plays down to 9 players
July 13, 202212pm80Mixed No Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed) (2 day event)$60030,0002
July 13, 20223pm81Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (3 day event)$5,00050,0000
July 14, 202211amMAIN EVENT - Day Off
July 14, 202212pm828-Handed No Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event)$80040,0001
July 14, 20221pm83HIGH ROLLER No Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$50,000300,0001
July 14, 20223pm84H.O.R.S.E. (Limit Hold'em; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Razz; Seven Card Stud; Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better) (3 day event)$3,00040,0000
July 15, 2022TBDMAIN EVENT - Final Table
July 15, 202212pm85AThe Closer - No Limit Hold’em Flight A (payouts each flight) (3 day event)$1,50050,0001 / flight
July 15, 20223pm866-Handed No Limit Hold'em Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,0000
July 16, 2022TBDMAIN EVENT - Final Table
July 16, 202212pm85BThe Closer - No Limit Hold’em Flight B (payouts each flight)$1,50050,0001 / flight
July 16, 20223pm878-Handed No Limit Hold'em (2 day event)$5,00050,0001
July 17, 202211am88Super Turbo No Limit Hold'em (1 day event)$1,00020,0001
July 18, 202211am89Tournanent of Champions Day 1$0
July 19, 202211amTournanent of Champions Day 2$0
July 20, 2022TBDTournanent of Champions Day 3$0
 

 

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Online bracelet events back at WSOP.com

Players heading to Las Vegas can also play online poker at WSOP.com. That includes battling for some bracelets.

These tournaments are available to players on the WSOP network in Nevada and New Jersey, with a few events also planned for players in Pennsylvania.

At least one online event is scheduled every Sunday. Three “Double Up Bracelet Days” on June 5, July 10 and 17 offer players two events.

Two online bracelet events are also scheduled for Tuesdays and one on a Saturday.  Some of the online portion highlights include:

  • BIG $500
  • Lucky Sevens $7,777 high roller
  • two freezeout events
  • $1,000 NLHE Online Championship

Satellites for WSOP gold bracelet events are already underway at WSOP.com. These will also run continuously through the festival.

GGPoker also runs exclusive satellite events for the WSOP for players outside the US. Here’s a look at the complete online bracelet schedule.

2022 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Schedule

Online eventDateTournamentBuy-inStates
1June 5High Roller Freezeout$5,300NV, NJ
2June 5Big $500$500NV, NJ, PA
3June 12Ultra Deepstack$400NV, NJ, PA
4June 19Pot Limit Omaha$1,000NV, NJ
5June 19Pot Limit Omaha$500PA
6June 26Online Deepstack Championship$600NV, NJ, PA
7June 28Turbo Deepstack$500NV, NJ
8July 3NLHE Deepstack$500NV, NJ, PA
9July 10Lucky 7s High Roller$7,777NV, NJ
10July 10Online Bracelet Championship$1,000NV, NJ, PA
11July 12High Roller$3,200NV, NJ
12July 16Lucky 7s Second Chance$777NV, NJ, PA
13July 17High Roller Freezeout Encore$5,300NV, NJ
14July 17Summer Saver$500NV, NJ, PA
 

Daily Deepstacks

Along with plenty of bracelet-hunting action, the WSOP also runs Daily Deepstacks events throughout the series. These non-bracelet events come with smaller buy-ins, but achieve some nice prize pools.

These events run at 2 , 5, and 9 p.m. on most days in the Paris Ballroom. This area also hosts daily satellites and cash games.

Things to remember for players from outside the US playing the WSOP

As COVID-19 restrictions ease in many countries, more players should be heading to this summer’s WSOP. Players from outside the US have a few considerations to take into account.

  • COVID-19 vaccination and mask status – As noted above, these aren’t required in 2022. WSOP officials are following local, state, and federal guidelines that are in effect at the time of the event. There is no vaccination or mask requirement, but that could theoretically change depending on the circumstances.
  • ID requirements – All players must show a government-issued picture ID with current address as well. A secondary form of ID, such as a bill or statement confirming address, is also required. Players from outside the US must provide a valid passport and another form of ID with address shown. This could be a signed lease agreement, utility bill, or mobile phone bill.
  • Taxes – Foreign players from countries with a tax treaty with the US are subject to up to a 30% tax withholding.
  • Wiring funds for a ​​WSOP tournament account – Players can wire funds for WSOP events ahead of time. This money is then placed on account. An account can be set up at the WSOP Main Cage in the Champagne Ballroom. Players can then register online using BravoPokerLive.com.
  • Online event deposits – Players can create an account and deposit from anywhere. (Use this link for exclusive bonus offers). Those wishing to create an account in person will find a booth near Payouts and Player Services in the Champagne Ballroom.

WSOP Europe 2022

Along with the release of the WSOP schedule, Caesars also announced some other information that may be of interest to players outside the US. The WSOP Europe is set for Oct. 12 to Nov. 3 at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

Players will find 15 gold bracelet events, with the €10,000 Main Event as the signature event. Players with bigger bankrolls will find a €50,000 High Roller.

The World Series of Poker returns to live action this fall, running Sept. 30 to Nov. 23 at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Other important WSOP information

Online registration

Series organizers are asking players to make use of the online/mobile registration process. This helps reduce lines and congestion during the series.

The WSOP uses BravoPokerLive.com for online and mobile registration and payment. Those looking to use this process first need to visit the Champagne Ballroom in the Le Centre Des Conventions at Paris to to validate their identification.

Once that is complete, players can register and pay on Bravo and use self-service kiosks to print seat cards. They can then go directly to their tables. Registration for events begins in May.

In-person registration

The main registration area is in the Champagne Ballroom with other stations also at the main registration and VIP cages.

These areas open May 31 at 9 am and run 24 hours a day through July 17. A valid photo ID and Caesars Rewards cards are required.

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The booth is located in the Champagne Ballroom by the main and VIP registration cages. Kiosks are also available for players to reprint cards.

Methods of payment

The WSOP accepts the following forms of payment:

  • cash
  • credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
  • ACH payments
  • wire transfers
  • cashier’s checks made out to the player or Paris
  • Paris or Bally’s gaming chips
  • Paris tournament buy-In chips
  • tournament buy-In credit

ACH and credit/debit card transactions include additional fees. Players also need a valid ID.

Payouts

Winning players can collect at the WSOP Main Cage in the Champagne Ballroom. Players can request cash, wire transfer, casino chips, check, or tournament account deposit.

The WSOP can also send funds to a Bravo Tournament Buy-In Account account.

TV coverage

CBS Sports will once again air a second season of World Series coverage. PokerGo will stream action daily with 18 bracelet events and at least 15 hours of Main Event coverage.

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