After 17 years, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is moving from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to two Strip casinos: Bally’s Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas. Bally’s will be rebranded soon as the Horseshoe Las Vegas. The original Horseshoe in Downtown Las Vegas was the birthplace of the WSOP started by the legendary casino owner Benny Binion. The Downtown property is now known as Binion’s.
The Main Event, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, will begin on July 3 and continue through July 15-16.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas are adjoining Caesars Entertainment properties. In January, the operator announced plans to rebrand Bally’s as a Horseshoe property through a renovation project this spring.
This year’s tournament will be the biggest ever, spanning more than 200,000 square feet and include 600 poker tables. The main cage will be at the Paris Las Vegas, while the TV set staging will be in the Bally’s Event Center.
This year’s series kicks off with the Housewarming, a tournament featuring a $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and a $500 buy-in.
For the second year in a row, broadcast partner CBS Sports will cover 18 bracelet events streamed daily on PokerGo. There also will be a minimum of 15 hours of coverage for the 2022 Main Event.