Where is the 2022 World Series of Poker being held?
A new venue has been chosen for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, which celebrates its 53rd edition this month.
The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event got underway last week at a new venue, after being held at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the last 17 years. The 53rd edition of the WSOP returns to its roots on The Strip, where the inaugural tournament in 1970 took place at the legendary Binion’s Horseshoe, won by Johnny Moss. The tournament continued at the Horseshoe until 2005 and returns to a new, updated version of the casino, Bally’s, operated by Caesars Entertainment. The new Horseshoe will include a renovated exterior, new entertainment and a re-imagined casino floor and public areas - all based on the old Fremont Street location.
The 2022 World Series of Poker is being held at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino which is set to become the new Horseshoe following a multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding. Horseshoe Las Vegas will stand at the 50-yard-line of The Strip at the corner of Flamingo Road.
“At Horseshoe, it’s all about the gambler. Since 1951 Horseshoe Casinos have been home to the best odds, highest limits, and biggest jackpots. So, it’s fitting that we bring Horseshoe back to Las Vegas, and right on the Las Vegas Strip,” Jason Gregorec, SVP and General Manager explained in a press release earlier this year. “Holding to the Horseshoe tradition of providing impeccable service, our guests will see the property transform over time, ensuring we aren’t disrupting the excitement while we make the transition.”
The 2022 World Series of Poker started on Tuesday 31 May, concludes with the H.O.R.S.E. championship on Wednesday 20 July 2022 with the Main Event underway since last Sunday (3 July). It will follow a multi-flight format with four starting flights in the Main Event, with five 90-minute levels played on Day 1 with cards in the air from 11 a.m. local time. The 2022 WSOP will host a wide variety of tournaments ranging in price from $400 to $250,000 and 88 live bracelet events. This year also saw a $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool WSOP opening weekend contest - The Housewarming, featuring a $500 buy-in.
WSOP Main Event Day 5 begins at 12:00 noon on Monday 11 July. The tournament runs through to Monday 18th July when the Champions three-day event begins.