We’re still a few days from 2023, but the gambling news is already exciting! Poker players and enthusiasts can officially save the dates for the 2023 WSOP. Caesars has officially announced that the richest, most prestigious, and longest-running poker series will return to the Strip at the new Las Vegas Horseshoe and Paris casinos on May 30th through July 18, 2023.
Last year’s WSOP tournament that saw nearly 200,000 entrants from more than 100 countries, and a record-breaking prize pool of $348 million. Bargain rates on hotel rooms are now available across many Caesars resorts specifically for the 2023 WSOP. Guests can book early for the 54th annual event by using the special code “WSOP23”. Rates are based on availability and are subject to change.
“The historic debut of the WSOP on the Las Vegas Strip delivered in a big way, and we’re excited to announce our Summer 2023 dates in time for the holidays,” said World Series of Poker Senior Vice President and Executive Director Ty Stewart. “Poker players and fans can now officially mark their calendars and maybe even book their loved ones or themselves a trip to the WSOP as a holiday gift. We’re glad to be back at Paris Las Vegas and the Horseshoe Las Vegas for another exciting chapter in the tournament’s history as these two resorts raised the bar in hosting last year’s event.”
The 2023 WSOP schedule will feature the always anticipated $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, best known as “The Main Event,” along with new events and the return of timeless classics. The flagship opening event is being billed as “Mystery Millions,” a $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament featuring mystery bounties from $10,000 to $1 million for each knockout and a $1 million guaranteed first prize through the traditional prize pool. Last summer’s first mystery bounty event was a stunning success with a total of 14,112 entries and a $1,000,000 bounty won by poker pro Matt Glantz.
The 2022 “Main Event” was the second-largest field in the history of live poker, generating a whopping $80,782,475 prize pool from 8,663 entrants. “The Main Event” will once again feature four starting days to choose from of July 3, 4, 5, or 6. Due to the super deep stack nature of the event, players can also choose to buy in during either of the Day 2’s on July 7 or 8. The full schedule for the 2023 WSOP lists some notable tournaments, including important weekend-anchoring events with high demand.