The itinerary for the 48th World Series of Poker has been set for 2017. According to the schedule, the major events have been arranged on the weekends. The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, U.S.A will host the mega tournament for 6 weeks from the end of May to mid-July. The total entries for the 2016 event totalled 53,727. What follows is the schedule for 2017 WSOP,
|May 31||$565 Casino Employees||No-Limit Hold’em with single re-entry format for casino staff|
|June 2 – June4||$565 Colossus III||Two starting flights a day (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) for three consecutive days|
|June 10 – June 11||$1500 Million Maker||One starting flight each day at 10 a.m. on both the Saturday and Sunday|
|June 16 & 18||$1000 Seniors & Super Seniors||10 a.m. start time. Friday for Seniors; Sunday for Super Seniors|
|Jun 17||$1500 No-Limit Hold’em Tournament|
|June 24 – June 25||$1500 Monster Stack||10 a.m. starting flights on Saturday & Sunday|
|July 1 – July 2||$888 Crazy Eights||Two starting flights a day (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) for two consecutive days|
|Jul 07||$10000/$1000 Ladies Championship||No-Limit Hold’em with a 90 percent discount for ladies. 11 a.m.|
|July 8 – July 10||$10000 Main Event||One starting flight a day (11 a.m.) for three consecutive days|
|July 11 – July 13||$1k Little One for One Drop||Three consecutive flights at 3 p.m.|
Dubbed the largest poker event by WSOP, the Colossus III will include a $1 million first-prize and will allow 1 re-entry per flight. The event had $10.8 million in its prize pool last year. Additionally, the event brought in 43, 987 entrees in its first 2 years.
This event is followed by the Million Maker, which boasts a $1 million first-place award. In the previous year, the event drew 7190 entrees and featured a $9.7 million prize pool. A single re-entry is allowed per flight.
The $1500 No-Limit Hold’em Tournament is being held on the 17th of June, featuring simultaneously with the EDC Music Festival in
The $1000 Seniors event is available to people of and above the age of 50 and is single flight only. The Super Seniors Championship is for those aged 65 and above. It has the same buy-in and re-entry as the former event.
Following a successful debut last year, the Crazy Eight event returns this year too, guaranteeing its winner a lofty prize of $888,888. The event will be run 8-handed this year at each table with unlimited re-entry during open registration.
The Little One for One Drop is this year’s special charity event. It will feature a $1000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em format with unlimited re-entry during open registration.
Players can exercise the option of using a credit card for payment, up to $10000. This allows the player to buy in to the Main Event and other WSOP events with an approved credit card.
The complete event-by-event schedule is due to be released this February by the WSOP. The dates provided above are subject to change.
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