World Series of Poker to Go Live Again This Fall

Last year, the World Series of Poker went both digital and live. This year, it’s back to the usual format. The annual poker tournament will run September 30 to November 23 at the Rio in Las Vegas.

World Series of Poker to Go Live Again This Fall

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has revealed the schedule for the 88 bracelet events from September 30 to November 23 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

In 2020, Caesars International postponed, then cancelled, the series due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event became a hybrid online-first series that finished up in person at the Rio in December.

WSOP officials will still require adherence to health guidelines. Still, tables are expected to be nine-handed with no plexiglass dividers between players and no capacity limits. If not fully vaccinated, players should wear masks, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“Make no mistake, the 2021 WSOP will be the real deal, and we’re preparing for a full house,” WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said in a statement.

The Main Event, the signature $10,000 buy-in No-limit Hold ’em World Championship, will be held November 4-17 with four starting flights. Germany’s Hossein Ensan bested more than 8,500 to win $10 million in the Main Event in 2019.

This year’s WSOP will also include buy-ins from $400 to $250,000. New events include a Poker Hall of Fame Bounty open to all players. All Poker Hall of Fame members gain free entry. Televised coverage focuses on 18 events. Poker GO will produce with the games broadcast on CBS Sports instead of ESPN.