The day that all poker fans have been waiting for is here! The 46th Annual World Series of Poker kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada with the $565 buy-in Casino Employees event.
Poker stars around the globe and their excited fans and families flocked to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to spend 49 days of card playing craze. Sixty eight bracelets will be awarded at approximately 480 poker tables, with the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.
The Main Event will begin with the first of three starting flights on July 5th. The survivors from Days 1A and 1B will compete in separate Days 2A and 2B on July 8th while the survivors from Day 1C will regurn for Day 2C on July 9th. All of those still with chips after the Day 2’s will finally combine in a single unified field on July 10th. From there, the WSOP Main Event will continue through July 14th until November Nine happens.
Truly, it seems that every day becomes exciting as the competition goes stiff.
Moreover, there’s a different payout structure in the event. WSOP officials have decided to reward more players for days of poker plays this year, paying out to 1,000 places. The minimum payout will be $15,000. Now, if the Main Event field meets or beats 2014’s 6,683, it will be raised to $1 million.
That’s huge money to make dealers and players go crazy. Exciting, isn’t it?
Of course, aside from the Main Event, the mostly-anticipated event is the Colossus, the largest tourney to be played with a field size that could grow larger than 20,000. Mind you, the Colossus has a $5 million guaranteed prize pool.
No wonder people from all walks of life want to play and take a chance on winning.
This big event could really attract thousands of people considering the prizes at stake. And it could also smash live tournament attendance records. Who knows, the 2015 WSOP can possibly create another history in the world.
All poker fans, just stand by and feel the rush of excitement as WSOP begins. Good luck!