Dwell World Collection of Poker Tourneys to Return This Yr
After being largely relegated to the web in 2020, the World Collection of Poker will return to the stay tables on the Rio this fall. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Pushed again on the calendar
In what doesn’t look like an April Idiot’s joke, Caesars Leisure has introduced that the World Collection of Poker will return with a full size, stay schedule on the Rio All-Suite Lodge & On line casino this yr. Moderately than happening in late spring/early summer time, nevertheless, the WSOP is being pushed to the autumn, September 30 by way of November 23.
The $10,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em Championship, greatest referred to as the Most important Occasion, is slated for November 4 by way of November 17. There will likely be 4 beginning flights this yr as an alternative of the three that has grow to be the norm for the Most important Occasion.
The 2021 World Collection of Poker’s opening weekend will characteristic plenty of particular occasions, together with $25,000 H.O.R.S.E., a $5m assured No-Restrict Maintain’em match known as “The Reunion,” and a charity occasion through which the proceeds will profit frontline healthcare staff. Caesars will launch the whole schedule this summer time; all plans are pending regulatory approval, particularly concerning COVID-19 security protocols.
we embrace our position on the WSOP to ship memorable experiences”
In Thursday’s information launch, WSOP Government Director Ty Stewart stated: “This yr, greater than ever, we embrace our position on the WSOP to ship memorable experiences and convey this neighborhood of poker lovers again collectively. In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get again to Vegas.”
On-line bracelet occasions fill the summer time
With stay poker on pause for the majority of 2020, the WSOP, like many stay poker manufacturers, moved occasions on-line. The WSOP was cut up between WSOP.com and GGPoker, the latter for gamers in Nevada and New Jersey, the previous for worldwide gamers. The 31 US occasions – one per day in July – awarded virtually $27m in prizes. The 45 occasions on GGPoker generated almost $150m in prize swimming pools, together with $27.5m for the WSOP On-line Most important Occasion, a Guinness World Record for the largest online poker tournament prize pool of all time.
Partly due to that success and partly as a summer time substitute for the standard World Collection of Poker, Caesars will as soon as once more award bracelets through the WSOP On-line. Starting July 1, the WSOP On-line will solely be obtainable for these with entry to the All-American Poker Community (AAPN) in the US. The AAPN technically contains WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey in addition to the three 888poker-powered websites in Delaware, nevertheless it sounds just like the WSOP On-line will solely be open to gamers on the precise WSOP.com websites.
The WSOP additionally held a separate hybrid World Collection of Poker Most important Occasion final yr, with two separate branches beginning on-line on WSOP.com and GGPoker. Once they obtained all the way down to their last tables, they switched to stay play, the previous on the Rio and the latter at King’s On line casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The winner of every performed heads-up on the Rio for the bracelet and an additional $1m; Damian Salas defeated Joseph Hebert for the title.
WSOP Europe revived, as effectively
The World Collection of Poker Europe was additionally a casualty of the pandemic final yr and like the standard WSOP, it’s again for 2021. It’s penciled in for November 19 by way of December 8 at King’s On line casino, although as with every thing proper now, it’s topic to regulatory approval and the COVID-19 scenario.
WSOP Europe will characteristic 15 gold bracelet occasions, highlighted by the €10,000 ($11,776) Most important Occasion and €50,000 ($58,881) Excessive Curler Occasion.
“We hope and anticipate journey restrictions will ease by the autumn,” Stewart famous. “It’s vital to us that we now have a wonderful match schedule obtainable to our European gamers.”