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2023 World Series Of Poker Begins With Online Events In Store

Written By Derek Helling | Updated:
poker chips resting on felt table as the 2023 world series of poker begins

The 2023 World Series of Poker has started in Las Vegas with cash and prestige on the line. For fans and players, the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas casinos are the hot spot for poker over the next month and a half.

For those who can’t make it to Vegas during the event, there are ways to participate as a player and a spectator from around the United States. Some of those opportunities could get players into the action in Vegas.

World Series of Poker kicks off for 2023

The full schedule for the 2023 World Series of Poker has the event beginning on Tuesday, May 30. This year the event will have its largest capacity ever, featuring more than 600 tables.

For 2023, Caesars has moved the Tournament of Champions to the start of the event. The dates this year are May 31 through June 2. Also new to the action for 2023 is a $300 Buy-In Gladiators of Poker tournament. Despite the low buy-in, the event still features a $3 million guarantee on its prize pool.

The $1,000 Buy-In Mystery Millions also begins on May 31. For its second year, the event offers a guaranteed first place and $1,000,000 top bounty. Naturally, all that is leading up to the Main Event which begins on July 3.

Fans who want to catch the Main Event action can do so live again this year via PokerGo’s streaming platform. That isn’t the only opportunity that people across the country have to interact with the WSOP this year, though.

Online qualifiers could get you a seat at the Main Event

There is a way to qualify for the WSOP Main Event online but you’ll have to wait a bit longer yet.’s 112 Seat Sprint begins on June 25 and runs through July 8.

True to the name of the online event, a total of 112 seats for the Main Event will be available. The qualifier event will feature a $250,000 25 Seat Scramble on the final day. Additionally, a last-chance drawing will take place on that date as well.

That won’t be the only online event attached to the physical WSOP this year, though. Online bracelet events like the $1,000 NLHE Online Championship are running every Sunday on this summer. Events that are new to that list in 2023 include:

  • $300 Summer Kick-Off
  • $5,300 High Roller Championship

Caesars is endeavoring to break the Main Event world record in 2023 via its new buy-ins and unprecedented capacity. If that record is broken, the path to that new record will begin today.

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Derek Helling is the assistant managing editor of PlayUSA. Helling focuses on breaking news, including finance, regulation, and technology in the gaming industry. Helling completed his journalism degree at the University of Iowa and resides in Chicago

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