This is the moment that many poker players have been expecting all around the world. Some players begin to save money to play WSOP events, others make notes of the different tournaments they want to attend and some even start to make travel arrangements this early in the year.
I know a lot of poker players and most of them, like in many other things, wait until the last minute to prepare for this massive event. But I guess there are probably a few players that are actually very organized and start planning as soon as the schedule is released.
The WSOP this year kicks off on May 30th and will run non-stop until July 17th, almost 2 months of poker fun and excitement. The venue is once again the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are 74 events in the schedule, including 8 new events. For the complete schedule, click here.
For those of us that have attended this great event the atmosphere is awesome. The sponsors go all-in with entertainment not just for the players but for virtually anyone that wants to join the party. And the same goes for the tournament entries, there is something for everyone with buy-ins ranging from $333 all the way up to $111,111.
New WSOP Events for 2017
All of the best poker players in the world show up for the event, it is a celebrity fest and if you are a fan of the game you'll have the chance to meet your favorite players. Here are some of the new events that the World Series of Poker is reporting this year:
- $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em
- $333 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em – $333,333 Guarantee.
- $365 “The Giant” No-Limit Hold’em
- $2,620 “The Marathon”
- $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty
- $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better
- $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event
- $3,333 High Roller WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em
In 2016 all of the November Nine players made at least USD $1,000,000 in the $10,000 Main Event with Qui Nguyen taking 1st place for a life changing amount of $8,005,310. This year the World Championship Main Event will begin on July 8th, 2017 and Spooky Express will be following closely some of the highlights from this prestigious event.
Qualify Online to the 2017 WSOP Main Event
Americas Cardroom has been known for qualifying players online to the World Series of Poker. In 2016 the US-friendly network gave their players the choice of selecting their live tournament experience. They could win their Main Event seat to the WSOP or an all-inclusive package to their signature event, the Punta Cana Poker Classic through weekly super satellites online.
As always we'll give you the 1st piece of information as soon as we know more, in the meantime, feel free to sign up an account with Americas Cardroom using bonus code SPOOKY. Once you sign up you will be entered in special promotions and exclusive poker tournaments courtesy of Spooky Express.
See you at the tables!