June 22, 2022

Poker Player’s Guide To Navigating The 2022 World Series Of Poker In Las Vegas

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is one of the busiest of the season in Las Vegas. Starting Tuesday, May 31, the 53rd edition of the World Series of Poker will kick off at a new location on the famous Las Vegas Strip in Paris and Bally’s Las Vegas.

I was on hand Thursday for the press conference and Paris and Bally’s media tour for the 2022 WSOP. Virtual attendees were able to step in and listen to the press conference, which followed WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart’s tour and of Vice President Jack Effel. These two previewed the 2022 WSOP and were joined at the press conference by Paris Las Vegas Senior Vice President and General Manager Jason Gregorec.

Longtime WSOP commentators Lone McEachern and Norman Chad were also part of the press conference. The duo also provided a video via Poker News on what to expect and how to navigate Paris and Bally’s for the 2022 World Series of Poker.

From how to register, where poker tournaments, satellites and cash games are played, to the parking situation and dining options, the property tour video gives a first look at what what to expect at the 2022 World Series of Poker.

Historical change with the transfer of the WSOP to the Las Vegas Strip

The World Series of Poker has been held at the Rio Hotel & Casino just west of the Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road since 2004. Previously, the WSOP was held in downtown Las Vegas at the Horseshoe, which will be the new brand which will again this year replace that of Bally.

“This year is particularly historic for the WSOP with its move to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and its debut at the best facilities we’ve ever had,” said executive director Ty Stewart. “We are ready to welcome players from all over the world to our housewarming party at Bally’s, soon to be held in Horseshoe and Paris. The program is packed with first class events and we expect it to be the biggest and the more More anticipated WSOP Again.”

WSOP Wristband Events Calendar

There are no mask or vaccination requirements, but the WSOP will follow CDC guidelines during the event.

The tournaments take place from May 31 to July 20. A total of 88 live bracelet events are scheduled and 29 online bracelet events for players in Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and now Michigan.

“Being here on the Las Vegas Strip is a key milestone for this event, and for poker in general. We are finally a headliner,” added Ty Stewart. “The growth of this event has been nothing short of staggering. , and we’re gearing up for what we hope will be the biggest World Series of Poker event ever.”

Where to play poker and bet on sports at the WSOP

Paris – The convention center’s Paris Ballroom is the primary location for all Day 1 tournament tee times with entry fees under $10,000. It is the largest ballroom with over 300 poker tables. All live cash games, satellites and deep stack events will take place in Paris. The Champagne Ballroom is where players check in with their Caesars Rewards card, which can be picked up with photo ID adjacent to the ballroom. It is located at the front of the Paris conference, near the piano bar and the Napoleon lounge.

Bally’s — Bally’s has two main poker rooms in conference centers for players participating in Day 2 of a bracelet event. Bally’s Grand Ballroom will also handle the overflow from Day 1. Bally’s Events Center is next door and is where all final tables will be played and five featured tables will provide an additional view for spectators. High-stakes events also take place at Bally’s Events Center.

Summer poker tournament schedule beyond the WSOP.

Just outside the Paris Ballroom and next to the illuminated WSOP board is Caesars Sportsbook; a satellite setup that allows poker players to bet on all their favorite summer sporting events. There will be several betting kiosks for players to bet on MLB, NHL and NBA playoffs as well as other sports or futures betting.

Guests and poker players can register online at Caesars Sportsbook and verify your Nevada location to place bets and fund your account. Placing a bet at the kiosk is easy and you can also download the Caesars Sportsbook app.

There are also two retail sportsbooks in Paris and Bally’s which have plenty of big screen TVs, individual monitors and plenty of seating.

The 2022 WSOP has 160,000 square feet of poker space with nearly 600 poker tables and over 1,000 poker dealers and 200 cashiers. There is an additional 40,000 square feet of ancillary space to handle the series

“Today’s WSOP is the crucible of poker. Anyone who wants to enjoy or experience this game, you are welcome here,” Stewart said.

You can bet on it.