WSOP shifts biggest field tournaments to weekends
January 14, 2017 8:13 AM
by Robert Mann
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has made it easier for participants this year by shifting its biggest field tournaments to weekends. Now players can pick almost any weekend they want and find a huge event that is almost guaranteed to have a large turnout.
Also, players will now be able to buy-in to these tournaments with a credit card.
Each weekend of this year’s WSOP will feature what the company is calling a “flagship” tournament.
Those tournaments include:
June 2, 3, 4: $565 Colossus III – two starting flights a day (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) for three consecutive days
June 10, 11: $1,500 Millionaire Maker – one starting flight each day at 10 a.m. on both the Saturday and Sunday
June 16, 18: $1,000 Seniors & Super Seniors – 10 a.m. start time. Friday for Seniors; Sunday for Super Seniors
June 24, 25: $1,500 Monster Stack – 10 a.m. starting flights on Saturday and Sunday
July 1, 2: $888 Crazy Eights – two starting flights a day (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) for two consecutive days
July 8, 9, 10: $10,000 Main Event – one starting flight a day (11 a.m.) for three consecutive days
2017 marks the 48th running WSOP with an official opening Tuesday, May 30th. Nearly 500 poker table will be set up across more than 100,000 sq-ft of ballroom space to accommodate the players from around the world who attend poker's most important event.