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The 54th Annual World Series of Poker may be several months away, but behind the scenes, preparations and careful planning are already underway.

By far poker’s biggest festival in the world, every year, the WSOP always attracts thousands of players across the globe. The series will return for its 54th outing in the summer of 2023. It will be held at Bally’s (soon-to-be Horseshoe Casino) on the Las Vegas Strip for the second year in a row.

Dating back to 1970, WSOP is the world’s longest-running, richest, and most prestigious tournament series. The WSOP 2022 saw a record 198,429 entries, creating an all-time high of $346 million in prize money. The organizers collected over $32 million in tournament fees alone.

Are you looking to play in this year’s series? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We have compiled everything we know about the upcoming series in one place — when the WSOP is expected to run, where it be held, the schedule announcement time-frame, live, how to qualify online for WSOP 2023 events, the expected number of events, the anticipated online bracelet schedule, which states and markets will have online WSOP 2023 events, and lots more.

In addition, be sure to check this page periodically for new developments and info. We’ll be updating it as soon as we receive new information.

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GGPoker is the only international site to offer official WSOP online qualifiers.

If you’re in the UK, Canada, South America, or most of Europe, this is the place to get in on WSOP action from the comfort of your own home.

  • Online satellites to the Main Event and other bracelet events will run throughout 2023.
  • Official online bracelet series on GGPoker for international players expected next year.
  • Sign up today to claim a $600 sign-up bonus and take advantage of every WSOP 2023 offer and promotion as soon as they run.
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WSOP.CA is the only Ontario site to offer official WSOP online qualifiers.

If you’re in Ontario, this is the place to get in on WSOP action from the comfort of your own home.

  • Online satellites to the Main Event and other bracelet events will run throughout 2023.
  • Official WSOP Ontario online bracelet series expected next year.
  • Sign up today so you’re ready to take advantage of every WSOP 2023 offer and promotion as soon as they run.
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Win your way to the WSOP 2023!
WSOP is the only US site to offer official WSOP online qualifiers.

If you’re in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey or Nevada, this is the place to get in on WSOP action from the comfort of your own home.

  • Online satellites to the Main Event and other bracelet events will run throughout 2023.
  • Official online bracelet series across WSOP’s US network expected next year.
  • Sign up today to claim a $1000 sign-up bonus and take advantage of every WSOP 2023 offer and promotion as soon as they run.

WSOP 2023 Dates and Venue

The 54th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) will take place in Las Vegas from May 30 to July 18, 2023, at Paris Las Vegas and the Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s).

The festival will feature the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, aka The Main Event. In addition to this signature event, the 2023 WSOP schedule will also include new events and the return of perennial classics.

The full schedule is expected to be released in January or February 2023 and is likely to feature around 90 events in total.

WSOP 2023 Schedule

WSOP 2023 has released the details of twelve events so far.

Date Tournament Buy-In Guarantee
May 31 Mystery Millions $1,000 $10K to $1M Bounties
$1M Guaranteed to Winner
June 7 Gladiators of Poker $300 $3M Guaranteed Prize Pool
June 16 Monster Stack $1,500
June 21 Seniors Championship $1,000
June 23 Millionaire Maker $1,500 $1M Guaranteed to Winner
June 29 Ladies Championship $1,000
June 30 Colossus $400
July 2 Mini Main Event $1,000
July 3 Main Event $10,000
July 7 Lucky 7’s $777 $777,777 Guaranteed to Winner
July 11 Ultra Stack $600
July 14 The Closer $1,500

WSOP 2023 Highlights

Two New Events: Gladiators of Poker and Ultrastack

Gladiators It is one of two new events that have been announced for the tournament. The buy-in for the tournament is $300, making it the cheapest live bracelet event ever. The tournament is set to run from June 7 and will have a total guaranteed prize pool of $3 million, so organizers are expecting far north of 10,000 people to join. It could set an attendance record.

Ultra Stack is the second of the two new events that have been announced for the WSOP 2023. The buy-in for the tournament is $600, which is higher than the buy-in for Gladiators of Poker. It is not clear at this time what the format of the tournament will be or how long it will run, but given its name, it is likely to be a super-deep stacked event.

Mini and Main Event

The Mini and Main Event are two of the most important tournaments at the WSOP 2023. The Main Event, of course, has a buy-in of $10,000. It is expected to have four starting flights.

The Mini Main Event is a smaller version of the Main Event, with a reduced buy-in of $1000 and a smaller prize pool. It offers players with a smaller bankroll the chance to compete for a WSOP bracelet.

Mystery Bounty Makes its Return

The Mystery Bounty event, also known as Mystery Millions, is a tournament that will be held at the WSOP 2023. It has a buy-in of $1000 and features bounties ranging from $10,000 to $1 million. The tournament’s winner is guaranteed to take home $1 million on top of any bounties they collect during the event. The tournament is set to begin on May 31 and is expected to be a popular event, as it often attracts one of the largest crowds during the opening weekend of the WSOP.

WSOP Online Bracelets in 2023

Online bracelet offerings have expanded over the years due to their popularity. In fact, the officials started spreading them in all four US states where WSOP operates and on the GGPoker platform for international players.

In 2022, these virtual bracelets ran in two phases — alongside the live series during the summer and later in the year as a standalone series.

The WSOP 2022 summer series featured 89 live bracelets and 13 online bracelets (held exclusively for WSOP NJ & WSOP NV sharing the same player pool). The officials also ran separate online bracelet events on WSOP MI & WSOP PA.

For the upcoming edition, we expect online bracelets to return in full force. There is a possibility that WSOP MI could become part of the operator’s existing shared liquidity network (WSOP NJ + NV + DE) by the time WSOP 2023 kicks off. If this happens, participation in online bracelets will increase, and the prize pools would naturally get a boost.

But this would also mean that Pennsylvania online poker players would get a separate series (unless the state joins the multi-state online poker compact and PA operators get authorized to merge — which is unlikely to happen by the summer of 2023). It would also mean that there would be no separate online bracelet series on the WSOP MI platform.

Regardless, we expect around 13 to 15 online bracelets for New Jersey & Nevada players. If WSOP MI & WSOP PA remain separate, the officials would very likely run a separate bracelet series with 8 to 10 events for each state.

We also expect officials to run the online bracelet events in Canada on WSOP Ontario —which operates using GGPoker’s software — alongside the live series. In 2022, once WSOP.ca went live, the officials hosted three online bracelet events for Ontarians.

Online Qualification

We expect there to be many routes to gain entry to the live WSOP series through official online poker partners. In almost every jurisdiction where there is legal online poker, expect an opportunity to qualify. These will include:

  • WSOP US: WSOP operates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and New Jersey. There have already been opportunities to win 2023 tickets, and a complete satellite schedule is expected.
  • WSOP Ontario: If you are in Ontario, you can play on the official WSOP.CA site, powered by GGPoker. We expect there to be lots of online qualifiers exclusive to Ontarians on this site.
  • GGPoker: For players in the UK, the rest of Canada, Much of Europe, across South America, and beyond, GGPoker is expected to offer official packages to the WSOP next year.

FAQ

When will the 2023 WSOP take place?

*The 54th Annual World Series of Poker will take place from May 30 to July 18, 2023* at the Paris Las Vegas on the Strip and Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Where will the WSOP 2023 be held?

The WSOP 2023 will return to Bally’s, soon to be renamed Horseshoe Casino, on the Las Vegas Strip. It will be the second year in a row the event has been hosted here, having moved from the Rio in 2021.

When will the full schedule for next year’s World Series of Poker be revealed?

The full schedule is usually released by the end of February. We will update this page as soon as more information is made available.

What will the buy-ins be for the World Series of Poker 2023?

Buy-ins for the World Series of Poker live events start as low as $300 and go as high as $250,000 and even up to $1 million on rare occasions. The buy-in for the Main Event is $10,000.

When will the WSOP 2023 Main Event run?

The $10,000 buy-in World Championship — aka the Main Event — starts on July 3, and there will be multiple starting flights.

How many total bracelet events are expected to be part of the WSOP 2023?

Over the past few years, the number of bracelet events that are offered to players has ballooned. For the 2023 edition, we expect around 90 live bracelets and 25 to 30 online bracelets, totaling 115 to 120 events.

Will I be able to win any WSOP bracelets online?

WSOP will run online bracelets on its real-money platform alongside the live series for players in the US. Once the series is over, WSOP, along with its international partner GGPoker, will host online bracelets for the rest of the world on the GGPoker platform.

Which states will be part of the WSOP online bracelet series?

WSOP will run online bracelet events in all four states where it operates: Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Will there be a separate online bracelet series for players in Michigan?

It is likely that by the time WSOP 2023 kicks off, WSOP MI will have merged with WSOP NJ & WSOP NV. So this would mean that Michiganders would compete with players from New Jersey and Nevada, spanning a single series. For more information, see pokerfuse’s in-depth guide to multi-state online poker.

Will there be a separate online bracelet series for players in Pennsylvania?

Unless Pennsylvania joins the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) and operators get the green light to merge its players with other states, WSOP PA will not be part of the WSOP NV/NJ/MI pool. This seems very unlikely. So Pennsylvania players will almost certainly have a separate online bracelet series.

Will Ontario poker players be able to compete for online bracelets?

Yes, Ontario players will also have a separate series for them thanks to WSOP Ontario, which launched in partnership with GGPoker in late 2022. But it remains to be seen whether the online bracelets will be held alongside the live events or after the series concludes.

Will there be WSOP 2023 online bracelets for international players?

Yes, GGPoker will host online bracelet events on its global player pool for the fourth year in a row. The online series will most likely run once the WSOP 2023 live series has concluded.

Are there any online satellites being offered to WSOP 2023?

Yes, ClubGG, GGPoker’s subscription-based online poker app, is running online satellites to the WSOP 2023 Main Event. To take part in the satellite, players must subscribe to the app, which costs about $50 bucks per month. Once subscribed, players have unlimited options to qualify for the WSOP 2023 Main Event.

WSOP.com will also run qualifiers and satellites in the coming weeks. It has already run promotions in the past, offering seats to WSOP 2023.

GGPoker is also likely to offer online satellites in 2023 — most likely starting in March or April.

How can I win a seat at the WSOP 2023 Main Event?

WSOP is running freerolls in each of the four states where the site operates. The exclusive freeroll is available on WSOP NJ/NV (sharing the same player pool), WSOP MI, and WSOP PA. The freeroll is open to all players who deposit between January 1 and 28 using the promo code WIN10.

The freeroll takes place on January 30, and the winner of each freeroll receives $10,000 in buy-in chips which can be used to play any gold bracelet event at the WSOP 2023, including the prestigious Main Event.

Will WSOP 2023 have any Mystery Bounty poker tournaments?

Yes, WSOP, the original inventor of the Mystery Bounty concept, will assuredly bring back this popular format in 2023. Last year, there was only one Mystery Bounty tournament on the schedule and it generated a massive $12.5 million prize pool.

Considering the format’s popularity, WSOP 2023 may well feature multiple Mystery Bounty tournaments at different price points.

What are the new events at WSOP 2023?

There are at least two new events at WSOP 2023 — Gladiators of Poker and Ultra Stack. Gladiators of Poker has a buy-in of $300, making it the cheapest live bracelet event ever. Ultra Stack has a buy-in of $600 and is expected to be a super deep-stack tournament.

We expect many more new tournaments to be announced soon.

What is the Ultra Stack?

The Ultra Stack tournament is a new event that will be held at the WSOP 2023. It has a buy-in of $600, and it is not yet known what the format of the tournament will be or how long it will run. However, given its name, it is likely to be a super deep-stacked tournament, so if you are comfortable with very deep NL Hold’em play, this tournament could provide great value.

What is the WSOP 2023 Gladiators of Poker tournament?

Gladiators of Poker is a tournament that will be held at the WSOP 2023. It has a buy-in of $300, making it the cheapest live bracelet event ever. The tournament is set to run from June 7 and will have a total guaranteed prize pool of $3 million.

Is there a Mystery Bounty Tournament?

Yes, the mystery bounty tournament, Mystery Millions, will be held at the WSOP 2023. It has a buy-in of $1000 and features bounties ranging from $10,000 to $1 million. The tournament’s winner is guaranteed to take home $1 million in addition to any bounties they collect during the event. The tournament is set to begin on May 31

Can I buy a seat to WSOP 2023 online?

Yes, WSOP US, the online poker platform of the World Series, is already offering seats to the WSOP 2023 series through promotions for players in New Jersey, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Check out our WSOP US review for more details.

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WSOP US's Freeroll is Back! Win a WSOP 2023 Main Event Seat
WSOP US’s Freeroll is Back! Win a WSOP 2023 Main Event Seat

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WSOP NJ & NV Players Can Win a WSOP 2023 Main Event Seat
WSOP NJ & NV Players Can Win a WSOP 2023 Main Event Seat

The WSOP US Network’s popular WINter Wonderland promotion returns, this time offering a chance to win a seat to the WSOP 2023 Main Event worth $10k.


WSOP 2023 to Feature Cheapest Live Gold Bracelet Event Ever
WSOP 2023 to Feature Cheapest Live Gold Bracelet Event Ever

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Win Your Way to the WSOP 2023 Main Event with 12 Days of Poker Promo
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WSOP's New Promotions Suggest its Multi-State Poker Expansion on Hold Until 2023
WSOP’s New Promotions Suggest its Multi-State Poker Expansion on Hold Until 2023

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WSOP US Network Offering Freerolls to WSOP 2023 Main Event
WSOP US Network Offering Freerolls to WSOP 2023 Main Event

The dust has barely settled on the 2022 Main Event, but WSOP US is already giving away seats to next year’s big show.