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2018 World Series of Poker Schedule Announced

78 WSOP Gold Bracelet Events Will Take Place At The Rio From May 29 - July 17, 2018


Click here to check out the full schedule for the 2018 WSOP!

The official schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker has been announced. A total of 78 WSOP gold bracelet events will be held between May 29 and July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are many returning favorites on the schedule, as well as nine brand new events that have been added. One of the major changes of note this year is that 12 events are now slated to begin after the start of the WSOP $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event, which runs from Jul. 2-14.

“With today’s announcement, we hope there is enough time to adjust your holiday wish list,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel. “We feel very good about the multitude of offerings on the 2018 World Series of Poker schedule and look forward to welcoming everyone to the Rio in Las Vegas this summer.”

Among the events that now begin after the main event is underway are: the $1 million buy-in Big One For One Drop no-limit hold’em event, the $10,000 six-Handed no-limit hold’em championship event, the $50,000 high roller no-limit hold’em event and “The Closer” a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament with 15,000 starting chips and 30-minute levels

The nine new events that will debut in 2018 are as follows:

1. $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (replaces the $10k Tag Team)
2. $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (new addition)
3. $365 PLO GIANT (replaces a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em)
4. $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em (10,000 starting chips) (replaces a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em)
5. $565 ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed (new addition)
6. $1,500 BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha (replaces a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em)
7. $1,000 DOUBLE-STACK No-Limit Hold’em (30-minute levels) (replaces a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em)
8. $1,500 THE CLOSER No-Limit Hold’em (15,000 starting chips, 30-minute levels) (new addition)
9. $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (new addition)

ESPN and PokerGO will provide in-depth live coverage of the WSOP main event. The full television and live streaming schedules will be announced at a later date.

Event start times will remain consistent with the past few years, with most weekday tournaments will getting underway at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m., with weekend events most often starting at 10:00 a.m. and afternoon flights of same events kicking off at 5:00 p.m. The structure sheets for all of the events are expected to be posted on beginning in January, with online and in-person registration is expected to open in March.

Click here to check out the full schedule for the 2018 WSOP!

Photo credit: WSOP/ Joe Giron.