The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be held for the very first time on the Las Vegas Strip, and there will be no vaccine requirement.
53rd World Series of Poker - WSOP 2022
- Date: May 31 to July 20, 2022
- Venue: Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, NV, United States
- Main Event: $10,000 buy-in NLHE
- Buy-ins: from $400 to $250,000
After a successful 17-year run since 2005 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the 53rd WSOP this year shall be moving to the Last Vegas Strip at Bally's (to be rebranded as the Horseshoe Las Vegas) and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and will feature Vince Vaughn, the WSOP's inaugural Master of Ceremonies.
Vaughn said, "I am honored to be selected as the Master of Ceremonies for what is set to be the most anticipated World Series of Poker tournament ever. Poker has long been one of my favorite sports, so to be a part of something as historic as the WSOP finally moving to the Strip is an absolute dream."
The shared convention space of Bally's and Paris, both owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, will create the biggest capacity ever for the WSOP, with over 200,000 square feet and 600 poker tables.
The two properties are connected together along with the wider Las Vegas Monorail, giving WSOP patrons access between the two casinos, as well as many other properties on the Las Vegas Strip including the Convention Center, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand.
WSOP's Executive Director Ty Stewart said, "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. 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 will work with broadcast partner CBS Sports for a second season of coverage, with daily streaming on PokerGo. Exclusively produced by Poker Central, there will be 18 bracelet events to be televised with about 15 hours of coverage for the 2022 Main Event.
The WSOP will abide by local, state and CDC guidelines on COVID-19 that are in effect during the event. While there will be no vaccination needed in order to play in the tournament, players are expected to at least follow CDC guidelines.
Satellites for WSOP gold bracelet events have already started on WSOP.com and will run continuously throughout the event.
Visit the official WSOP site where you can also download the full list of the WSOP 2022 Schedule.