WSOP 2024 Takes Place In Las Vegas From May 28 To July 17

Written By Marc Meltzer on December 19, 2023
Rich Mathews, WSOP Poker Player Watches Cards On Table

Caesars announced that the 2024 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) takes place from May 28 to July 17.

Caesars did share the timeline for the most well-known tournament during WSOP. The $10,000 buy-in Main Event will run from July 3 to July 17.

There will be four starting days for the 2024 Main Event. Players can begin play from Wednesday, July 3 through July 8.

A few more popular events will return to WSOP in 2024:

  • Mystery Millions
  • Millionaire Maker
  • Senior’s Championship

Caesars will announce the full WSOP schedule of events in early 2024.

For the third consecutive year, the WSOP is returning to Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas on the Vegas Strip.

Visitors will note that one of the hotel towers from Horseshoe is now technically the Versailles Tower at Paris. The tower should connect directly with the casino at Paris in time for the WSOP.

Caesars will offer players discounts for staying at its Las Vegas casinos during WSOP. It should be noted that hotel rooms at Paris Las Vegas are typically more expensive than those at Horseshoe.

The WSOP online poker room will have promotions, satellite events, and more information on how to qualify for the tournament this year.

2023 WSOP was a record breaker for number of registrants

The 2024 WSOP has a lot to live up to. The event last year was a record-breaker for WSOP.

The WSOP Main Event broke 10,000 registrants for the first time in the history of the 54-year-old poker tournament. A total of 10,043 players participated in the Main Event in 2023.

Daniel Weinman won the largest WSOP Main Event championship prize of $12.1 million. Eight players walked away from the WSOP Main Event last year winning more than $1 million.

Altogether, the 2023 WSOP had a record-breaking prize pool of $93,399,900.

Ty Stewart, SVP and Executive Director of the World Series of Poker has his eyes set on making the 2024 WSOP even bigger. In a Caesars Entertainment press release, Stewart said:

“Records are made to be broken. We’re busy on improvements to make sure 2024 is both the biggest and best event in poker history.”

The record prize pool for WSOP last year was helped, in part, by placing some of the most popular tournaments during the weekends when more players can visit Las Vegas without missing work.

WSOP Paradise crowns first champion

The first WSOP Paradise was announced just as the Main Event concluded earlier this year. Not coincidentally, the announcement of the 2024 Main Event dates comes as WSOP Paradise crowned a winner in the $10,000 buy-in Main Event of the tournament at Atlantis Spa Resort in the Bahamas.

WSOP Paradise Final Table
WSOP Paradise Final Table

Stanislav Zegal took down a field of 3,008 players in the WSOP Paradise Main Event. He won a $2 million first-place prize as well as the first-of-its-kind WSOP Paradise Main Event gold bracelet.

The event minted two millionaires. Michael Sklenicka finished second and won $1.2 million.

The top US finisher, Matt Glantz, came in fourth place. He’s taking home $685,000 from the first WSOP Paradise.

WSOP Paradise had more than $70 million in total prize money during the first year of the tournament. The event promised $50 million in guaranteed prize money.

The actual total prize pool was a little better than expected. There were a total of 15 bracelet events at the first WSOP Paradise this year.

WSOP Paradise Main Event Bracelet 6
WSOP Paradise Main Event Bracelet 6

Stewart was happy with the results of the first WSOP Paradise. In a WSOP news post, he said:

“From hall of famers winning bracelets to celebrity sightings and a classic Phil Hellmuth entrance to the Main Event, WSOP Paradise exceeded even our own lofty expectations and became the final highlight of an incredible year.”

The event aired live online overseas and recorded episodes will appear on the CBS Sports network.

Photo by Julie Jacobson / AP Photo
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