Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. has announced that the 39th annual World Series of Poker® Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light will run May 30 through July 17, 2008, and will again be held at the Rio™ All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
While the specific event schedule has not yet been made public, the general time frame allows the poker world to begin planning its collective schedule. "The team is still hard at work on the schedule of events for next year," said Jeffrey Pollack, WSOP Commissioner, "but we've received so many requests for the dates that we decided to announce them now."
The "WSOP tournament room" at the Rio — presumably the Amazon Room, as in years past — will open on May 26th for two special events. According to the vice president and assistant general manager of the Rio, Geno Iafrate, "This 'soft opening' will give players a chance to register early and avoid the lines we had last year during opening weekend – our busiest time."
Information on the specific event schedule for 2008 is expected to be published shortly on the WSOP's home page, worldseriesofpoker.com.