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 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 longest-running, richest and most prestigious tournament series. A record 198,429 entries took part in the WSOP 2022, creating an all-time high of $346 million in prize money. The organizers collected over $32 million in tournament fees alone.
Wanting to play the next year’s series? We have compiled everything we know about the upcoming series in one place: When WSOP is expected to run, where it be held, schedule announcement time-frame, live and online qualification routes to WSOP 2023 events, expected number of events, anticipated online bracelet schedule, what markets these will run in and lots more.
In addition, be sure to check this page periodically as we’ll be updating it as new information is released by the officials of WSOP.
The officials of the WSOP have not yet announced the dates for the 54th Annual World Series of Poker. However, based on its history, the series usually begins Tuesday in the last week of May and runs through mid-July ending on Tuesday.
Based on this, pokerfuse expects WSOP 2023 could kick off on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, and conclude on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
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.
WSOP usually reveals the dates for the summer series in December. Last year, it unveiled the fixture in mid-November. We expect the dates for the WSOP 2023 to be announced any day now and we’ll update this guide as soon as we know more.
WSOP usually makes initial teaser announcements, including the schedule for the Main Event, in early January. This is soon followed by an announcement of the full schedule by the end of February. We will update this page as soon as more information is made available.
Typically, buy-ins for the World Series of Poker live events start as low as $400 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.
The $10,000 buy-in World Championship — aka the Main Event — usually takes place in the first week of July, coinciding with Independence Day. Pokerfuse’s best guess is that the WSOP 2023 Main Event will run from July 2, 2023, through July 16, 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.
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.
Yes, WSOP will run online bracelets in all of its four states where it operates: Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and 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 will compete with players from New Jersey and Nevada spanning a single series. For more information, see pokerfuse’s in-depth multi-state online poker guide.
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.
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.
Yes, GGPoker will host online bracelets 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.
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.
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.
Over $15,000 is being awarded in added prizes on WSOP PA and MI this month — including a seat at the WSOP 2023 Main Event.
Promotions running exclusively for Michigan client until the end of December — particularly Vince Vaughn vs. The Champions — indicate WSOP MI players will have to wait for 2023 before they can join the shared pool with NJ/NV/DE.
The dust has barely settled on the 2022 Main Event, but WSOP US is already giving away seats to next year’s big show.