Let the Games Begin: 2023 World Series of Poker Officially Underway

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At around 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Jack Effel announced "shuffle up and deal" to officially kickstart the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) inside Paris Las Vegas.

The first tournament of the series, Event #1: $500 Casino Employees, is open only to those who work in the casino industry. At 2 p.m., the first open event of the series will begin — Event #2: $25,000 High Roller (6-Handed).

Many within the WSOP and across the poker world expect the 54th annual summer poker extravaganza to be the biggest. There's a sense of buzz within the two host venues — Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris — that indicate, to steal a line from Gus Hansen, it's going to be a great summer.

PokerNews will be on-site, bringing you non-stop exclusive content that will keep you informed of what's happening on the floor from Event #1 until a world champion is crowned in July. We'll bring you live updates during every bracelet event, entertaining video content across social media, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in the game, and news as it breaks all summer long.

Sense of Newness

The 2023 WSOP will be the first ever at Horseshoe Las Vegas, but not the first in the same venue. Last year, the World Series of Poker moved from the Rio to the Las Vegas Strip's Bally's Hotel & Casino, which has since been renovated and rebranded as the Horseshoe.

When you arrive at the host facility, you'll notice some significant changes compared to last year in terms of aesthetics, most notably gorgeous new carpeting and improved lighting in the Events Center, where the feature and final tables will take place.

Stay tuned for a fun summer of poker and all the best content and breaking news right here at PokerNews.

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