Caesars Entertainment announced Monday the official date for the 54th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), which is returning to the Las Vegas Strip at the Paris Las Vegas casino, and the soon-to-be Horseshoe on May 30 – July 18, 2023. This iteration follows the 2022 tournament, which saw 197,626 entrants from more than 100 countries with a record-breaking $347.9 million total prize pool.
World Series of Poker Senior Vice President and Executive Director Ty Stewart stated: “The historic debut of the WSOP on the Las Vegas Strip delivered in a big way, and we’re excited to announce our Summer 2023 dates in time for the holidays.”
“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,” he added.
Ty Stewart Reduced room rates are now available across Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts during the 2023 WSOP. Guests who book early can secure special rates by using the special advanced booking code “WSOP23”. Rates are based on availability.
The 2023 WSOP schedule will feature the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, best known as “The Main Event”, along with new events and the return of timeless classics.
The flagship opening event is being billed as “Mystery Millions,” a $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament featuring mystery bounties from $10,000 to $1 million for each knockout and a $1 million guaranteed first prize through the traditional prize pool. Last summer’s first mystery bounty event was described by Caesars as “a stunning success” with a total of 14,112 entries and a $1,000,000 bounty won by poker pro Matt Glantz.
The 2022 Main Event was the second-largest field in the history of live poker, generating a $80,782,475 prize pool from 8,663 entrants. This year, it will once again feature four starting days to choose from July 3, 4, 5, or 6. Players can also choose to buy in during either of the Day 2’s on July 7 or 8. The full WSOP schedule will be announced in 2023.
Jason Gregorec, SVP and General Manager of Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas, commented: “With more than six months to go from the start of the next WSOP, you can already feel the anticipation building at our resorts.”
“The tournament delivered unforgettable moments during its debut on The Strip, and 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,” he added.
The 2023 WSOP will celebrate its second summer at its new home of Paris Las Vegas and the future Horseshoe Las Vegas. The 54th annual edition of the tournament builds onto the legacy of Caesars Entertainment’s WSOP, as the first tournament was played at the original Horseshoe Las Vegas in 1970.