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2023 World Series of Poker

The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) kicked off on May 30 and is slated to run through July 18. As usual, PokerNews is on-site bringing you all the latest including the WSOP schedule, information about satellites, and other Las Vegas WSOP news including Main Event dates.

In addition, we're bringing you videos, podcasts, and the brand new The Chad & Jesse Poker Show. You'll also want to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all sorts of social posts throughout the summer.

The 2023 WSOP has already provided a number of exciting moments. Isaac Haxton removed his name from the "Best to Have Never Won a Bracelet" list. Chad Eveslage took down a pair of Dealer's Choice events within just a few days, and attendance across the board has been at an all-time high.

Expectations are that the $10,000 Main Event, which kicks off on July 3rd with the first of four starting flights from July 3-6, 2023, will end up being the biggest WSOP Main Event in history surpassing the record of 8,773 players set back in 2006.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for the more news, including videos, interviews, and more throughout the remainder of the 2023 World Series of Poker!

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When is the WSOP 2023?

The 2023 World Series of Poker takes place from Tuesday, May 30 until Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

When is the WSOP 2023 Schedule Released?

The WSOP released the full schedule for the 2023 World Series of Poker on February 1, 2023. A preliminary schedule of tournaments featuring 12 "weekend-anchoring" events including the Monster Stack, Millionaire Maker and Colossus had been released in late 2022.

The full schedule for the 2023 WSOP, features 95 bracelet events along with 20 online bracelets awarded on

Where will the WSOP 2023 take place?

The 2023 WSOP will be held at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas Hotels & Casinos in, Nevada. This will be the second year the WSOP is held at its new Strip location, with Bally's now fully transformed to the new Horseshoe venue.

The two properties are linked, as well as being connected to the wider Las Vegas Monorail, allowing World Series of Poker patrons to travel between the two casinos, as well as several other properties on the Las Vegas Strip including Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, and the Convention Center.

Combined, the two venues have 150,000 square feet of tournament capacity featuring 600 poker tables.

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Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

The Horseshoe Las Vegas, formerly known as Bally's is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. The property originally opened in 1973 and is home to 2,812 rooms and over 68,000 square feet of gaming space. The venue has undergone a multimillion dollar rebranding into the Horseshoe, including a fully-renovated poker room, in time for the 2023 World Series of Poker.

In 2022, Bally's hosted the TV stages of the World Series of Poker, where the high-profile final tables took place.

Paris Las Vegas Hotel

The Paris Las Vegas Hotel is also owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. Opened in 1999 it is substantially younger than its neighbouring property and has 2,917 rooms and almost 100,000 square feet of gaming space. Themed around the French capital, the property features a half-scale replica of the Eiffel tower and a two-thirds sized Arc de Triomphe.

In 2022, Paris hosted cash game tables, satellites and most Day 1s of big-field tournaments such as the Housewarming and Colossus. It also hosted most High Roller tournaments including the Poker Player's Championship.

When is the WSOP 2023 Main Event?

The 2023 WSOP Main Event kicks off on July 3rd with the first of four starting flights from July 3-6, 2023. The buy-in remains at $10,000 with both live and online satellites available.

2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1aMonday, July 3 2023
2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1bTuesday, July 4 2023
2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1cWednesday, July 5 2023
2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1dThursday, July 6 2023

In 2022, 1,302 players made the many and anyone who made the final table of nine players was guaranteed a payout of $850,675. The winner of the Main Event took home a first prize of $10,000,000.

Main Event Champions (2003-2022)

The defending World Series of Poker champion is Norway's Espen Jorstad who won the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event taking home $10,000,000 in prize money. He topped a field of 8,663 players, the second-largest in WSOP history.

Here are the last 10 players to win the coveted Main Event bracelet:

20228,663Espen JorstadNorway$10,000
20216,550Koray AldemirGermany$8,000,000
20201,379Damian SalasArgentina$2,550,969
20198,569Hossein EnsanGermany$10,000,000
20187,874John CynnUnited States$8,800,000
20177,221Scott BlumsteinUnited States$8,150,000
20166,737Qui NguyenUnited States$8,005,310
20156,420Joe McKeehenUnited States$7,683,346
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570

How do I Register for the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP)?

The World Series of Poker is yet to confirm details on how players can enter events at the 2023 WSOP in Las Vegas. However, the registration process is expected to be similar to 2022, details of which can be found below.

Online and in-person registration for all World Series events will open in the weeks prior to the first event. Players will be able to register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Players will need to bring a valid photo ID and your Caesars Rewards Loyalty card in order to register.

International players are required to bring an additional form of identification that shows residential address, such as a signed Las Vegas lease agreement, a utility bill or a mobile phone bill.

Methods of Payment

  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit cards* (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express)
  • ACH
  • Wire transfers/cashier's checks
  • Rio gaming chips
  • Rio Tournament Buy-In Chips
  • Tournament Buy-In Credit

*Participants using credit/debit cards must have a valid ID that matches the cardholder name present on the credit card used for the transaction.

How do I register online for the WSOP 2023?

It is expected that players will once again be able to use Bravo Poker Live to register for World Series of Poker bracelet events online.

Players will need to validate their identity before being able to register online. They must also have an active and valid Caesars Rewards acount and Bravo Live account.

In 2022, players could then simply pick event(s) online via Bravo, utilizing the self-service kiosks located throughout the Rio Convention Center to print their seat cards, and go directly to their table. These kiosks were available at both the Horseshoe or Paris.

Methods of Payment for Online Registration

  • Wire Transfer
  • Cashier's Check
  • Credit Card Authorization
Where will the 2023 WSOP be held?

The 2023 WSOP will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Horseshoe and Paris Hotel & Casino

When is the 2023 WSOP?

The 2023 WSOP runs from May 30-July 18, 2023

What was the WSOP Main Event first place prize?

In 2023, the winner of the WSOP Main Event won $10,000,000

When is the WSOP Tournament of Champions

The WSOP Tournament of Champions is expected to be part of the 2023 WSOP schedule. In 2022 it was the last event on the schedule.

How much is the buy-in for the WSOP Main Event?

The 2022 WSOP Main Event costs $10,000 to buy in

How do I qualify for the WSOP Main Event?

Full details on how to satellite have not yet been released, but expect live and online satellites to be available.

When is the 2023 WSOP Main Event?

The 2023 WSOP Main Event starts on July 3, with four starting flights from July 3-6, 2023.

How much does it cost to enter the WSOP?

There are various tournaments with a selection of both low and high buy-ins. In 2022, the lowest buy-in event is the $400 Colossus and the highest is the $250,000 High Roller.