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2022 World Series of Poker Event Schedule Announced

Written By: Maya Michaels | February 24, 2022 | Posted In Poker News

The 2022 World Series of Poker schedule has finally been officially announced. 

WSOP revealed that the 53rd annual running of poker’s marquee tournament series will see a total of 88 gold bracelets awarded from May 31 through July 20 on the Las Vegas strip.

Included in the official press release for the schedule reveal was a crucial COVID-19 policy change from 2021. Unlike last year, the 2022 WSOP will not require players to be vaccinated to participate. The release says the following on the matter:

“The WSOP will follow local, state and CDC guidelines relating to COVID-19 that are in effect during the event. While there will be no vaccination requirement to play in the tournament, players will be accountable to follow CDC guidelines appropriate to them as individuals. Based on current state guidelines masks will not be required.”

The events will be split between Bally’s, which will soon be renamed the Horseshoe, and Paris Las Vegas, with actor and comedian Vince Vaughn serving as the first-ever WSOP Master of Ceremonies. The new venue will feature 200,000 square feet of convention space and 600 poker tables.

WSOP Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn plays a sit’n’go with Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth and Norman Chad during the 2021 WSOP

“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. “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.”

The centerpiece of the poker calendar, the WSOP $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event, will run from July 3-16, with the final table spread over the course of two days.

Outside of the main event, the series will host its usual vast array of games, formats, and buy-in price points, with the cost of entry in bracelet events ranging from as little as $400 all the way up the $250,000.In addition to the 88 live and in-person bracelet events, there will also be 14 online bracelet tournaments, with at least one online event taking place each and every Sunday during the summer series. There will be online offerings for the shared player pools of New Jersey and Nevada, events only for online players in Pennsylvania, and events that combine all three states.

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