Start pencilling the dates in your 2023 calendar poker fans — the 2023 World Series of Poker will run from May 30-July 18, 2023.
After the success of this year’s event, the Series returns to its new home on the Las Vegas Strip at Paris Las Vegas, and the soon-to-be Horseshoe.
In addition to the dates, the WSOP unveiled important “weekend-anchoring” events including the Seniors Championship, Millionaire Maker and of course the 2023 WSOP Main Event, with a full schedule to be released “in 2023”.
Also announced was the $300 Gladiators of Poker which, in addition to becoming the smallest buy-in live Vegas WSOP bracelet in history, comes with a massive $3,000,000 guarantee.
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2023 WSOP Schedule Highlights
|Mystery Millions||May 31||$1,000|
|Gladiators of Poker||June 7||$300|
|Monster Stack||June 16||$1,500|
|Seniors Championship||June 21||$1,000|
|Millionaire Maker||June 23||$1,500|
|Ladies Championship||June 29||$1,000|
|Mini Main Event||July 2||$1,000|
|WSOP Main Event||July 3||$10,000|
|Lucky 7s||July 7||$777|
|Ultra Stack||July 11||$600|
|The Closer||July 14||$1,500|
“Anticipation Building” Ahead of More “Unforgettable Moments”
Work has already begun behind the scenes ahead of the 54th Annual WSOP festival, with World Series of Poker Senior Vice President and Executive Director Ty Stewart (pictured) hoping to build on the “historic debut” of the Series on the Las Vegas Strip.
“Poker players and fans can now officially mark their calendars”
“We’re excited to announce our Summer 2023 dates in time for the holidays,” said Stewart.
“Poker players and fans can now officially mark their calendars and maybe even book their loved ones or themselves a trip to the WSOP as a holiday gift.
“We’re glad to be back at Paris Las Vegas and the future Horseshoe Las Vegas for another exciting chapter in the tournament’s history as these two resorts raised the bar in hosting last year’s event
Jason Gregorec, SVP and General Manager of Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas, echoed Stewart’s sentiments saying he was looking forward to more unforgettable WSOP moments.
“The tournament delivered unforgettable moments during its debut on The Strip,” said Gregorec. “We’re excited to welcome back poker’s premier event of the year. We can’t wait to see the first WSOP Main Event champion crowned at the new Horseshoe Las Vegas.”
When is the 2023 WSOP Main Event?
The 2023 WSOP Main Event is, as always, the marquee event in the 2023 WSOP schedule and this year will start on July 3rd.
Did You Know? The 2022 Main Event was the second-largest in history, with 8,663 players generating almost $81 million in prize money.
Retaining its traditional $10,000 buy-in, players will have a choice of four starting days from July 3-6 to choose from, with late registration also remaining open on Day 2ab (Friday, July 7 2023) and Day 2cd (Saturday, July 8 2023)
|2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1a||Monday, July 3 2023|
|2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1b||Tuesday, July 4 2023|
|2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1c||Wednesday, July 5 2023|
|2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1d||Thursday, July 6 2023|
Mystery Millions Kicks Off the 2023 WSOP
The 2022 WSOP kicked off with The Housewarming, and next year’s Series will also have a blockbuster opening event.
The $1,000 buy-in Mystery Millions sees the much-loved Million Dollar Bounty tournament move up in the schedule to opening weekend, with bounties ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000. There is also $1,000,000 GTD for whoever walks away with the overall title.
In 2022, Matt Glantz was the lucky recipient of the $1,000,000 Mystery Bounty — will it be you in 2023?
Two New Events Confirmed for 2023
As always, the $1,000 Ladies Championship (June 9) and $1,000 Seniors Championship (June 21) make a return to the 2023 WSOP schedule, as do the Monster Stack, Millionaire Maker, Colossus, Lucky 7s and Mini Main Event. The festival finishes off with The Closer, but there are two eye-catching new events.
- Gladiators of Poker (June 7): This $300 buy-in tournament comes with a $3,000,000 guarantee — the only event currently announced with an overall tournament guarantee
- Ultra Stack (July 11): No stack details are available, but if the name is anything to go by this $600 buy-in event will have huge stacks.
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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.