The 2022 World Series of Poker has released their schedule of events. Following 17 years at the off-Strip Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the World Series of Poker returns to the Las Vegas Strip, where it began in 1970. Competition will begin May 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 53rd World Series of Poker will run through July 20 at three famous Vegas venues: Bally’s, Horseshoe, and Paris.
Major 2022 World Series Of Poker Events
|$100K High Roller Bounty No-Limit Hold 'Em||May 31||A new event that promises to attract elite high-roller poker players. Each player will get a $25,000 "bounty prize" for every competitor they eliminate from this tournament.|
|$25K Buy-In Heads Up No-Limit Hold 'Em Championship||June 2||This annual event (with an increased buy-in of $25k) is limited to 64 players, most of whom are among the top ranked poker players on the planet.|
|Return of the Record Breakers||June 11-16||Each Friday and Saturday of the 2022 World Series of Poker will present No-Limit Hold'em events at various venues under recognizable names like The Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, The Closer, and more.|
|$1,000 Buy-In Flip and Go Presented by GG Poker||June 12||In this unique poker event, competing players will be all-in preflop on the first hand, dealt three cards and selecting two. The winning player at each table will fast-track into the money, where this tourney will play out under a traditional poker structure.|
|$1,000 Buy-In Seniors Championship||June 22-23||A Seniors-Only No-Limit Hold'em Championship, back for a second year at the World Series of Poker.|
|$1,000 Buy-In Million Dollar Bounty||July 2-4||Features a mystery bounty that could climb as high as $1 million.|
|$1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty||July 10||In this nostalgic event, living Poker Hall of Fame members will compete in a No-Limit Hold'em tournament that's also open to all players who buy-in at $1,979.|
|$777 Lucky Seven's||July 10-12||Lucky 7's will be all over the place: the Buy-In is $777 with a $777,777 guaranteed first place prize for the ultimate poker winner.|
|Tournament of Champions||July 18-20||The 2022 World Series of Poker concludes with the first-ever Tournament of Champions. This one s open only to the 88 bracelet winners and gold ring winners from the 2022 WSOP Circuit season. History will be made, as this will be the first time all WSOP winners compete for the top prize.|
Note: There will also be mid-stakes events in June and July, with buy-ins ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.
How To Watch The World Series of Poker
The 53rd World Series of Poker will once again be available by event broadcast partner CBS Sports, which includes the Paramount Plus streaming service.. Consult local listings for broadcast times (some WSOP events may be tape delayed). Most World Series of Poker events will also be streamed live via PokerGo as well.
Fans can buy bracelets to attend the 2022 WSOP from the event website. Local restrictions on social distancing and vaccinations may apply.
Largest Venues And Prizes In WSOP History
The 2022 World Series of Poker will be played in the largest venues in the history of the event, and it will offer the largest prizes ever available to players.
The expansive convention space at Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s will be utilized for the World Series, which means capacity will exceed 200,000 square feet and 600 poker tables. The tournament’s main cage will be located within Paris Las Vegas. The WSOP’s gamed television set will be situated at Bally’s Event Center. Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s are connected via walkway and share a parking garage, which will make access to these World Series of Poker tournament areas convenient for visitors and players.
The 2022 WSOP tournament will offer a $5 million guaranteed prize pool, with a variety of tournaments with prizes ranging from $400 to $250,000. The accessibility of tournaments to all levels of poker players is one of the keystones of the WSOP.
The event is branding opening weekend as, “The Housewarming,” at Bally’s. This kickoff tournament will feature a $500 buy-in. It’s expected that this affordable buy-in will lead to a large field of players, attracting poker competitors from all skill levels and backgrounds. In 2021, the opening weekend tournament attracted 12,973 entrants to the World Series of Poker first stage.