World Championship of Poker • 2021

WSOP Signage/Branding, Photo Credit: Joe Giron/WSOP

WORLD SERIES OF POKER 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021

The 52th running of poker’s ultimate championship returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Players over 21 years of age seeking to participate in the 2021 WSOP must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to registration. This includes all WSOP bracelet events, side events, satellites and live action or cash games. In order to be considered “fully vaccinated” you must receive your final vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to your entry date.

The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino reserves the right to modify any and all Official Tournament Rules at any time in the interest of health and public safety, including, but not limited to adding any requirement that a Participant must be fully vaccinated and/or complete certain testing or screening in order to participate or continue to participate in the WSOP.Notable celebrities and sports stars are expected in the field.

Last year, 7,221 players participated, and the winner, New Jersey’s Scott Blumstein, collected $8,150,000. The prize pool is expected to be around $60 million with the winner likely to earn $8,000,000.

The World Series of Poker is the gaming industry’s premier event, each year drawing tens of thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe to Las Vegas to compete for millions in prize money and the game’s most coveted trophy – a World Series of Poker Champion’s Bracelet.

Doors for the event open on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with non-stop action through the event’s conclusion prior to the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Online and in-person registration will open in August.

WSOP is roaring back in 2021 with the much-anticipated $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, better known as the “Main Event”, which in 2019 eclipsed 8,000 entrants for only the second time in history. The familiar 200,000 square foot Rio Convention Center will again set the scene with a wide variety of tournaments, which include all popular variations of poker ranging in price from $400 to $250,000.

Visit: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Convention Center; http://www.wsop.com

Final Table ESPN Set, Photo Credit: Jayne Furman/WSOP