Your full guide to the WSOP Paradise series, including the tournament schedule, online qualifiers, and more.
Last updated: November 22, 2023
On the heels of the record-breaking 2023 World Series of Poker, WSOP has partnered up with the GGPoker real money platform to give players another opportunity to win bracelets this year with a brand new series called WSOP Paradise.
Taking place in the Bahamas this December, WSOP Paradise will feature 15 bracelet-awarding tournaments and $51,000,000 in guaranteed prizes.
Buy-ins start as low as $800 and run into the six figures, giving all players of all abilities a reason to visit the island this December.
Keep coming back to this page, as we will add new information as soon as it is revealed. We’ll help keep you up to date so you can organize your schedule for what promises to be another thrilling poker event in 2023.
WSOP Paradise is the latest live event from the World Series of Poker and its international partner GGPoker. The event is a brand new series, which will take place in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Casino this December. Prizes include 15 gold WSOP bracelets and $51,000,000 in prize money.
|WSOP Paradise 2023|
|📅 Dates||December 3 – 14, 2023|
|🌴 Location||The Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas|
|🎰 Official WSOP Paradise Venue||Atlantis Casino|
|💸 Total Prize Money Guaranteed||$50,000,000|
|🎪 WSOP Paradise Main Event||$5000 Buy-In, with $15,000,000 GTD|
|💵 Lowest Buy-In||$1,000|
|💰 Highest Buy-In||$100,000|
|🏆 Number of Gold Bracelets||15 Live Bracelets|
|🤜🤛 WSOP Paradise Online Qualifiers||Qualifiers to run on WSOP’s official international partner GGPoker, who has pledged to send 1000 players to The Bahamas to compete|
|🔞 Age to Compete||18+|
WSOP Paradise is a brand new series organized by the WSOP and its online partner, GGPoker. The inaugural edition takes place on Paradise Island in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Resort, spanning December 3 – 14.
The series is officially a part of the World Series of Poker, which means that players in the Bahamas will get to compete for real bracelets. As things stand now, there will be 15 bracelet-awarding events on the schedule, but not all details have been revealed.
WSOP Paradise, just like the original live series in Las Vegas, has been designed to cater to players of all types. For those who belong to the recreational category, there will be tournaments with buy-ins as low as $1000. On the other side of the spectrum are a few high-roller events with high five and even six-figure buy-ins.
The WSOP Paradise 2023 Main Event has been priced so that it is within everyone’s reach, with a price tag of $5000. Additionally, GGPoker will be sending at least 1000 players to the Bahamas via different satellites, promotions, and competitions, making it possible to get involved at a serious discount or even for free.
The 2023 WSOP Paradise full schedule has been released. 15 events make up the schedule with a combined guarantee of $51 million.
The biggest and the most important is, of course, the Main Event. With a buy-in of $5000, the tournament guarantees $15,000,000, which means the organizers expect at least 3000 entries.
For high-rollers, there will be two tournaments they can sink their teeth into — a $100k event with $5,000,000 guaranteed and a $50k tournament offering at least $2,000,000 in prize money. On top of these two, WSOP Paradise will also see the signature GGMillion$ event with a buy-in of $25,000 and a big guarantee of $10,000,000.
Mystery bounty tournaments have been all the rage lately, so it is no surprise we will see at least one in the Bahamas. The $1,500 event will have a staggering guarantee of $5,000,000.
Finally, PLO fans will play in two Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments with $1 million guaranteed.
The WSOP have announced that Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Parker, is confirmed to attend the WSOP Paradise Main Event and 25K High Roller event.
A furry of new poker pros have since signed up to attend WSOP Paradise this December. High stakes poker pro Bertrand 'ElkY’ Grospellier is set to attend as is Chess Master, Alexandra Botez.
|WSOPP Event #1 (OnLive)||Dec 3||Mystery Millions||$1,500||$5,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #2 (OnLive)||Dec 4||Millionaire Maker in Paradise [Final 100 – Final Day]||$1,500||$5,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #3||Dec 5||GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship||$25,000||$10,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #4||Dec 5||Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000||$1,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #5||Dec 7||High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha||$25,000||$2,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #6||Dec 7||6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$3,000||$1,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #7||Dec 8||Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$50,000||$2,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #8 (Online)||Dec 8||Mystery Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha||$2,000||$1,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #9||Dec 9||Ultra High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$100,000||$5,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #10||Dec 9||MAIN Event – NLHE Championship||$5,000||$15,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #11||Dec 12||Flip & Go||$800|
|WSOPP Event #12 (Online)||Dec 13||No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout||$1,000||$1,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #13||Dec 13||Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||$10,000||$1,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #14||Dec 13||The Closer [Turbo Bounty]||$2,000||$1,000,000|
|WSOPP Event #15||Dec 14||High Roller No-Limit Hold’em [6-Handed]||$10,000||$1,000,000|
The new series is quite an undertaking, especially given the fact it clashes somewhat with the WPT World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas. WSOP is trying to attract big numbers to the Bahamas and to achieve this, help from its online partner will be more than welcome.
The online satellites for WSOP Paradise will kick off later this month across three platforms,
Participants who successfully navigate these online qualifiers will garner an exclusive $10,000 Main Event package that covers buy-in, 11-night hotel accommodation, and a buffet lunch every day.
In addition to the Main Event package, GGPoker plans to give away 200 $35,000 High Roller packages. This High Roller package features a seat to the $25,000 GGMillion$ event, accompanied by accommodation and the added perk of complimentary buffet service.
GGPoker previously qualified 774 players for the record-breaking WSOP 2023 Main Event hosted in Las Vegas this past summer. If they manage to send 1,000 players to The Bahamas, the summer record will be well and truly broken.
A new promotion giving away packages to WSOP Paradise stats on October 1, 2023. Players on GGPoker can win packages to play in the WSOP Paradise event this December.
Online qualifiers run round the clock, with buy-ins starting as low as $15 and progressively increasing to $150, $1200, and ultimately culminating in the coveted Main Event package valued at $10,000.
“We are beyond excited to offer poker players from around the world the chance to win an incredible package to play at WSOP Paradise in the Bahamas. It’s not just a poker event; it’s a dream vacation, and I can’t wait to see who will emerge as the lucky winners,” GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu said via press release.
Road to Paradise package winners receive:
Important extras to note:
All players need to do is:
Running in Michigan and New Jersey & Nevada the Cash Game countdown returns for US players on the WSOP platform.
Players can opt in to the promotion, play their favorite cash games, and earn at least 100 Wagering Points for a chance to win a WSOP Paradise Package. The package includes a travel stipend, 5-night hotel stay, and entry into the $5,300 buy-in Main Event. Earn up to 4 entries into this drawing, 1 entry for every 100 Wagering Points earned.
The WSOP Paradise package includes:
GGPoker Ontario has revealed the 2023 WSOP Online series schedule for players in Ontario. The series will run concurrently with WSOP Online from August 20 to October 2. Ontario online poker players get 8 chances at WSOP bracelets this year, with tournament guarantees ranging from C$100K to C$500K.
Notably, Ontarians will also have a chance to compete for their seat in the final stage of the $2,013 Millionaire Maker in Paradise event, one of the tournaments on the brand new 2023 WSOP Paradise schedule, which will play out live in The Bahamas in December.
The Millionaire Maker in Paradise is a unique event that WSOP has made available on WSOP NJ/NV and GGPoker international and Ontario platforms, designed in two stages. It has a buy-in of C$2,023 (USD $1500) and a guarantee of C$6.7 million (USD $5 million).
The first phase will take place entirely online. On the global platform, the tournament will play down to 100 players, while in NJ/NV and Ontario, the event will halt when there are just nine players remaining.
These 118 will meet in the Bahamas in December at the debut of WSOP Paradise, where they will get VIP accommodation at the Atlantis Resort and free lunch for ten days, allowing for an epic conclusion to this unique tournament.
Daily satellites are already underway on GGPoker Ontario.
For players in New Jersey and Nevada, WSOP has launched Paradise Package Satellites that will run every Sunday in September.
In a strategic move to attract a substantial turnout for this inaugural poker extravaganza in the beautiful Bahamas, WSOP.com has unveiled an innovative approach.
The Cash Games Countdown, is the latest WSOP Paradise promotion aimed at players based in New Jersey, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, giving players a chance to win their way to the WSOP Paradise this December. The promotion runs from August 8 to August 29, 2023.
The main WSOP Paradise package includes coveted entry into the WSOP Paradise Main Event, boasting a notable buy-in of $5000. Players will also be put up in a luxurious hotel for five nights and stay at a top hotel. A generous travel allowance of $750 is also included in the package.
Players aren’t limited to just one entry; they have the chance to accumulate up to four entries, significantly enhancing their odds of being selected for the grand prize. The culmination of the promotion will take place on August 30, when the random drawing to determine the lucky recipient of the WSOP Paradise package will be conducted.
The winner of this draw will be granted an all-inclusive package, encompassing the $5000 Main Event entry, a travel stipend amounting to $750, and an indulgent five-night hotel stay, creating an experience that goes beyond the realm of poker tournaments.
Many players say summer in Vegas is the best time of year. We hope that will only be rivaled by winter in paradise.
The 2023 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas broke numerous records, especially in terms of attendance. Among other things, it hosted the largest-ever Main Event in poker history with 10,043 players, which awarded the winner $12.1 million.
WSOP Paradise represents an ambitious but logical attempt to build upon that momentum and keep the players engaged. With $50,000,000 and 15 more bracelets up for grabs, there is plenty to get excited about.
The organizers have the necessary infrastructure to pull it off. GGPoker is not just the largest poker site in existence. It also has the voice of Daniel Negreanu, probably the best-known poker player in the world. All these factors should help make WSOP Paradise a big success.
Talking about the new series, Ty Stewart, WSOP’s SVP & Executive Director, said the following:
“We have the strongest online partner in the world, and they are set to send a record number of qualifiers to a live tournament. Atlantis also has a great legacy in poker, and we believe this combination of partners can deliver poker’s most powerful new franchise for years to come. Many players say summer in Vegas is the best time of year. We hope that will only be rivaled by winter in paradise.”
The event occurs at the Atlantis Casino, which celebrates its 25th anniversary. The venue has seen significant renovations and upgrades in recent years, so it is ready to welcome players from all over the world who will come to the Bahamas looking to win their own poker history.
It’s going to be an absolutely amazing experience, the best of poker at one of the world’s most luxurious resorts
The Atlantis Resort has been an iconic landmark on Paradise Island since the late ’60s. Now the property has been renovated, and sister properties have opened in Dubai and China.
But what about Atlantis and its links to the poker world? Well, probably in the poker community, Atlantis has been known as the home for PokerStars’ iconic event, the PokerStars’ Caribbean Adventure (PCA). For the best part of sixteen years, the PCA would take place annually in January at the Atlantis Resort and attract hundreds of poker players from around the world whilst paying out millions of dollars in prizes.
In 2023, PokerStars moved venues and is now affiliated with the Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas. The Baha Mar used to be the home to partypoker’s Caribbean Poker Party — which has not run as a live event since it moved online in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With PokerStars giving up its ties to Atlantis, it has been open for hosting other high-profile live poker events, allowing WSOP and GGPoker to swoop in with their WSOP Paradise event.
Since 2022, Atlantis has been undergoing multimillion-dollar renovations to combat arguments that the venue was tired and in need of an overhaul.
“Atlantis’ 25th anniversary launches a new chapter for the resort, unveiling a multimillion-dollar transformation of the Atlantis Casino complemented by renovated guestrooms at The Royal and Michelin star chef dining experiences in time for the WSOP Paradise event,” said Joe Brunini, Chief Gaming & Customer Development Officer Atlantis Paradise Island, the Bahamas. “We are excited to welcome the WSOP Paradise this winter and look forward to hosting the debut of this premiere tournament series for players and their fans.”
“It’s going to be an absolutely amazing experience, the best of poker at one of the world’s most luxurious resorts,” said GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu via press release.
The WSOP Paradise is not the only prestigious live poker event to be running this December, leaving poker players in quite the conundrum. Do they head to the Bahamas to play in the WSOP Paradise or head to the Wynn for the WPT World Championship Festival or to the European Poker Tour Prague stop laid on by PokerStars.
|December 3 – 14||WSOP & GGPoker||WSOP Paradise||Atlantis on Paradise Island, the Bahamas||via WSOP US & GGPoker|
|December 6 – 17||PokerStars||EPT Prague||Prague, Czech Republic, Europe||via PokerStars Power Path|
|November 29 – December 23||WPT/WPT Global||WPT World Championship||Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||via WPT Global|
There is overlap between most of these big three live poker events, pushing poker players to, most likely, pick just one event to play in due to the distance between locations. The WSOP and GGPoker will be hoping for the lure of winning WSOP bracelets will help players make the decision, as well as the newly upgraded resort and Bahaman sun in December is enough to draw crowds.
However, more than 140 bracelets have already been awarded this year between the live series in Las Vegas and Europe and online events. With the online WSOP Online 2023 series underway in the US markets giving away another 35 WSOP bracelets — and more to be had in the international market, could players suffer by bracelet fatigue by the time December rolls around?
But the WSOP is a much-loved brand, which may be enough to get players through the door.
For poker players wanting to travel to Atlantis, hopping on a flight is really your only option. Direct flights run from London, UK, as well as from a host of cities in the US, Canada, Panama, and other Caribbean islands regularly.
Travelers will need to fly into the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, to head overland to Paradise Island and the Atlantis Resort.
Thanks to Flight Connections, we can easily see what cities these direct flights leave from. Here we have picked out the top 22 most popular paths to the Bahamas, departing from the UK, the US, and Canada.
For European travelers, most routes will require a layover. Common routes include going through transit in the UK or flying directly to a US city such as Fort Lauderdale and then connecting to Nassau from there.
Yes, players at WSOP Paradise will compete for real WSOP gold bracelets. There will be at least 15 bracelet-awarding tournaments in December, with buy-ins ranging from $1000 to $100,000.
WSOP Paradise takes place December 3 – 14, 2023.
The WSOP Paradise 2023 tournaments will be played at Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Yes, you can qualify for WSOP Paradise online at GGPoker via different satellite tournaments and other promotions set up by the operator. Over on WSOP, players in New Jersey can play Sunday Satellites to win a Paradise Package.
Yes, of course. The Main Event features a buy-in of $5,000 and a guaranteed prize pool of $15,000,000.
The WSOP Paradise live event is run by the World Series of Poker and its international partner GGPoker.
Yes, to celebrate its 25th year of operators, the much loved Atlantis Resort has undergone a multimillion-dollar facelift in recent years.
If you are traveling from central US hubs, London, UK, then yes. Three direct flights also run from Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary, AB, Canada.
As GGPoker and the WSOP are using Daniel Negreanu as their poster boy for the event, it is highly likely he will be attending the event in December.
Yes. The terms and conditions state that anyone who plays in the Main Event via Qualifying routes, must wear a GGPoker patch and can choose from any of the other GG-branded clothing received.
What if I am unable to attend WSOP Paradise but have won a package? Can I get T$ instead?
If you cannot attend WSOP Paradise, you will forfeit the hotel package and tournament fee and receive T$5,000.
Road to Paradise package winners receive:
No, all 2023 WSOP Paradise Main Event packages or tickets won at GGPoker are non-transferable.
If a players wins multiple WSOP Packages they will receive T$5,000 per win.
OnLive tournaments are an hybrid of online and live tournaments. OnLive flights send qualifying players who pass the Online Day 1 directly to the ITM stage at the live venue. For WSOP Paradise, every OnLive qualifier will win a hotel stay automatically along with a daily lunch.