Full schedule of events for 2023 announced World Series of Poker. The 54th edition WSOP will run from May 30 to July 18, with 95 gold bracelets to be awarded at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas, which will return as the home of the series after a successful debut in 2022.
In addition to the live events on offer, 34 online wristbands will also be awarded this year, including 20 for WSOP.com players in Nevada and New Jersey, plus seven each for the Michigan and Pennsylvania sites. This means that at least 129 bracelets will be won in 2023, with the WSOP Europe and an autonomous WSOP on line likely to be announced at a later date.
“With the momentum generated by the WSOP debut on the Las Vegas Strip last year, we expect a record WSOP and World Championship in Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas in 2023,” said Ty Stewart, SVP & Executive Director of WSOP. “If main eventing is on your bucket list, this is the year to get to Vegas.”
As Stewart said, there will be an organizational emphasis on making this year’s main event the biggest in the series’ history. 2023 WSOP The $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em world championship is scheduled for July 3-17, with several moves made by the organizers, dubbed “Main Event Mania,” aiming to break the attendance record to the polls of 8,773 entrants set in 2006. The 2022 rush came incredibly close to breaking the record, drawing 8,663 entries to become the second-largest field ever.
To kick things off, this year’s main event will see at least 600 seats awarded to players by GGPoker. A further 112 guaranteed places will be allocated WSOP.com from June 25th to July 8th in view of the big ball, with 10 places guaranteed per day.
There will also be a new “Global Qualifying Weekend” taking place from May 20-21 that will see select live cardrooms from around the world offer guaranteed seat satellites to send local players to the 2023 Main Event. Participants will offer a $140 buy-in step tournament and a $1,175 mega satellite, awarding a seat to the big dance and a stipend for travel. More information, including the list of participating venues, is available at www.wsop.com/mainevent.
Should the main event field set a record this year, a drawing will be held with all eligible entrants that will award one lucky player a non-transferable buy-in to the main event for the next 30 years. This “main event for life” draw will take place on Saturday 8 July if the record is broken.
Notable additions and changes for 2023
There are many new events and changes from last year’s schedule for 2023 WSOP. One big change is that the Tournament of Champions has been moved to its opening week, after being the last bracelet event offered in 2022. According to the WSOP‘S press release, “The 2023 field will be limited to those who win a WSOP Circuit play at a live event or during a WSOP.com/WSOP.ca/GGPoker.net online circuit from July 20, 2022 to May 22, 2023, plus winners from WSOP on line 2022 (WSOP.com/WSOP.ca/GGPoker.net) and WSOP Europe 2022. Entries for the 2023 Tournament of Champions will open on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00am and 2023 bracelet winners will be able to participate in the 2024 tournament.
This year will also see last summer’s popular Million Dollar Bounty event become the $1,000 Mystery Millions, with a guaranteed seven-figure payday for the winner of the tournament as well as a guaranteed $1,000,000 top prize. The event kicks off with the first of our flights on May 31st.
The $300 buy-in “Gladiators of Poker” will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $3 million, with four initial flights to choose from (June 7-10). The first ever $1,500 short deck event will kick off on July 12, with the inaugural Badigui Bracelet stand-alone event debuting on June 7. better) the bracelet event kicks off on June 17th.
For the high rollers, there are a few new events this year with buy-ins of $10,000 or more, including the $25,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event (May 30), the $10,000 Secret Bounty (June 14 ) and the $25,000 HORSE (July 10).
Click the image below to see a full set PDF 2023 version WSOP program, including online bracelet offers: