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50th Annual World Series of Poker Begins! Over $200 Million up for Grabs; Over 100,000 Entrants From 100+ Countries

50th Annual World Series of Poker Begins! Over $200 Million up for Grabs; Over 100,000 Entrants From 100+ Countries
The World Series of Poker
 
is the gaming industry’s premier event – this year celebrating its 50th year — drawing tens of thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe to Las Vegas to compete for millions in prize money and the game’s most coveted trophy – a World Series of Poker Champion’s Bracelet (Pictured: WSOP Ring).

The action kicks off Wednesday, May 29 at 11:00am for the annual Casino Employees Event – a unique event bringing all Las Vegas employees together under one roof.  On Saturday, huge crowds of poker players will descend on Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a $500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament dubbed THE BIG 50, which guarantees the victor $1,000,000.  This event will have four starting flights, one each on May 30, May 31, June 1 and June 2.

WHERE: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Convention Center (15th year at Rio!)

WHEN:   

  • The $500 Casino Employees event begins Wednesday, May 29 at 11am
  • The $500 BIG 50 $1 million to winner event begins Thurs., May 30 at 11am
  • The 89-event schedule runs from May 29 – July 16, 2019