World Series of Poker 2021 – What you Need to Know

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The World Series of Poker is the largest, richest, and most prestigious gaming event globally and it’s in full swing! It has awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, which is the sport’s top prize.

The 2021 World Series of Poker will be the 52nd edition of the event and is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 30 through Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There will be a total of 88 bracelet events at the 2021 WSOP.

How to Enter the 2021 WSOP:

Players over 21 years of age seeking to participate in the 2021 WSOP must prove to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before Registrationregistration. This requirement includes all WSOP bracelet events, side events, satellites, and live-action or cash games. To be considered “fully vaccinated,” you must receive your final vaccine dose at least 14 days before your entry date.

Online and in-person Registrationregistration for all 2021 World Series of Poker events opened last month in August.

In-person Registration:
Players will be able to register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from Thursday, September 30 at 9:00 a.m. until Tuesday, November 23.

Players will need to bring a valid photo ID and your Caesars
Rewards Loyalty card to register. International players must bring an additional form of identification that shows residential address, such as a signed lease agreement, a utility bill, or a mobile phone bill.

Payment methods include Cash, Wire, ACH, Credit and Debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express), RIO Gaming, and tournament buy-in chips/credit.

Online Registration:
Online registration was announced in August of 2021. To register online, players will need to visit the Belize Ballroom at the Rio Convention Center and validate their identification. Once verified, players can simply pick event(s) online via Bravo, utilize the self-service kiosks located throughout the Convention Center to print their seat cards, and go directly to their table.

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Date and Time of Main Event:

This year, the Main Event will have four starting flights to choose from – Day 1A on Thursday, November 4, Day 1B on Friday, November 5, Day 1C on Saturday, November 6, and Day 1D on Sunday, November 7. The iconic deep-stack tournament will continue to play through the Main Event Final Table on Tuesday, Nov.16, and Wednesday, November 17. The buy-in is $10,000, with plenty of satellites and qualifying events available both live at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and online at GGPoker and WSOP.com.

WSOP Taxes:

Tax forms will be required for those with winnings over $5,000 net of event buy-in. Players without a Tax Identification Number and foreign players from non-tax treaty countries are subject to up to 30 percent tax withholding.

Updated WSOP Schedule

To view the entire gold bracelet schedule, please visit the WSOP site, where a downloadable version is provided.

November 17: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty In homage to the Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) that started in 1979, living Hall of Fame members will be invited to freeroll into the $1,979 No-Limit Hold’em tournament open to all players. Each participating player will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker’s most exclusive club, and the 2021 PHOF inductee will be announced.

November 19: Nosebleed PLO The WSOP’s highest-ever buy-in for a PLO tournament ($50,000 event 84) punctuates a prestigious High Roller series scheduled after the Main Event, which also includes $50,000, $100,000, and $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em events.

In addition, a quartet of Daily Deepstack tournaments returns at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. on most days in the Pavilion Room, which will continue to host satellite tournaments and live-action daily.

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