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2020 World Series of Poker Will See A Record 101 Gold Bracelets Awarded

The 51st Annual WSOP's Schedule Has Been Finalized, Announcements Made About Registration and Payout Improvements

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The World Series of Poker has announced it’s finalized schedule of events for 2020. An unprecedented 101 gold bracelets will be awarded at the 51st annual WSOP, up from a previous record of 89 handed out in 2019. A total of 87 live bracelets will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with another 14 online events awarding poker’s most coveted prize to players within the borders of Nevada and New Jersey who are eligible to play on WSOP.com.

The WSOP has been steadily releasing information about the planned events for this year’s marquee poker tournament festival since late in 2019, with previous announcements including info on the popular ‘value menu’ events, increases in high stakes offerings, and a beefed-up schedule of online events. A total of 93 events had already been announced, with the final eight being made public in a press release put out on Thursday, Feb. 27.

The eight new events are as follows:

Start Date Start Time Event Buy-In
June 25, 2020 3:00 PM 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (4 day event) $5,000
July 14, 2020 12:00 PM 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event) $5,000
June 7, 2020 3:00 PM H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event) $3,000
July 5, 2020 3:00 PM 6-Handed Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $3,000
July 8, 2020 3:00 PM 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event) $3,000
July 10, 2020 3:00 PM 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (4 day event) $3,000
June 1, 2020 3:00 PM Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) (A-5, 2-7, Badugi) (3 day event) $2,500
July 13, 2020 3:00 PM Mixed Big Bet Event (3 day event) $2,500

In addition to finalizing the schedule, the WSOP’s latest press release also covered some updates and improvements to the registration and payout process. The first change of note is that in-person registration and payouts for events will be separated into different rooms for the first time, which will allow for more stations to be added to both areas with the goal of easing congestion and decreasing wait times.

“There is no doubt we need to do a better job of getting people in their seats and playing poker faster,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart in regards to the changes for 2020. “We’ve looked closely at several areas in the off-season and are dedicating new resources – technology, equipment and people – to aid in these efforts in 2020. These changes, in conjunction with better informing guests of the required documents needed to register, make us optimistic it can lead to a noticeable improvement."

This year players will need to bring their Caesars Rewards loyalty card (required for entry into events) to the main registration area, which will remain in the Tropical Ballroom. Buy-in payment options include cash, credit/debit cards, wire transfers or cashier’s checks drawn from the registrant’s accredited bank account and made out to the Rio, Rio gaming chips and Rio tournament buy-in chips/credits. Those who’ve lost their physical copy of their rewards card should request a re-print of their card and not apply for a new one. Re-print kiosks will be available in the Rotunda area.

The Palma Ballroom, which sits next door to the main registration area, will now become a dedicated Payout Office. This room was used as the Media Center in recent years, but will now be the place to head when looking to collect their payout from an event.

There will also be 20 kiosks placed throughout the area encompassing the WSOP which will allow players to utilize the Online/ Mobile Registration system to select their event, buy-in and print their seat assignment. The free to setup WSOP Tournament Account, which debuted last year, work as follows according to the WSOP:

“Players wire in funds for WSOP tournament play or put money on account when they arrive. After a player initially sets up this account at the WSOP Main Cage in Tropical Ballroom, the player will have the option to register online or via mobile device (via www.BravoPokerLive.com) for WSOP tournaments with the funds used to initiate the account and simply print seat card(s) at one of the kiosks – avoiding the need to use the registration line to enter events.”

“The WSOP Tournament Account is a no-brainer for anyone who plays more than a couple of WSOP events annually,” said Daniel Negreanu in the press release. “Literally I went to the registration cage once to set it up, then utilized the self-serve kiosks the rest of the summer to register for any event I wanted to play. I was in and out of the kiosk in less than a minute and on my way to my seat."

A dedicated area will also be set up in the Belize Ballroom to help players deal with any registration problems. Players will not be able to actually register for an event in this area but instead can receive assistance in the case that they are having problems with a kiosk or any other issue with an event that a player has already registered for.

Here is a look at the complete schedule for the 2020 WSOP:

Buy-In / Event Start Date No. of Days
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freeezout May 27 2
$500 Casino Employees Event May 27 2
$500 No-Limit Hold’em Big 50* May 28 8
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB May 28 3
$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max May 29 3
$1,500 Dealers Choice Six Max May 30 3
$400 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em May 31 1
$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up May 31 3
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Jun 01 2
$2,500 Mixed Limit Triple Draw Lowball Jun 01 3
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty Jun 02 1
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Jun 02 3
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jun 03 3
$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 03 4
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 04 3
$1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Jun 04 3
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker* Jun 05 6
$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Jun 05 3
$1,500 Mixed (PLO Hi-Lo 8/OB; Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB; Big O) Jun 05 3
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Jun 06 3
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Forty Stack Jun 07 2
$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Jun 07 3
$777 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha Seven Max Jun 07 1
$600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Eight Max Jun 08 2
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Short Deck Jun 08 3
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty Jun 09 1
$10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Jun 09 4
$800 WSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em Jun 09 1
$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 10 3
$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Jun 10 3
$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 11 3
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 11 3
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack* Jun 12 6
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty Jun 12 2
$1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Jun 12 3
$10,000 Dealers Choice Jun 13 3
$800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Jun 14 2
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 14 3
$500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack Eight Max Jun 14 1
$500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 15 2
$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Jun 15 3
$600 No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 16 2
$1,500 Razz Jun 16 3
$10,000/$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies Jun 17 3
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Jun 17 3
$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 17 4
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors Jun 18 4
$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 18 3
$10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Jun 18 3
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack* Jun 19 6
$2,500 Nine Game Mix Jun 19 3
$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 20 4
$800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Eight Max Jun 21 2
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Eight Max Jun 21 3
$500 WSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Jun 21 1
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Seniors Jun 22 3
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team Jun 22 3
$50,000 Poker Players Championship Jun 22 5
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Jun 23 2
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Eight Max Jun 23 3
$400 No-Limit Hold’em Colossus* Jun 24 5
$10,000 Razz Jun 24 3
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jun 25 3
$888 No-Limit Hold’em Crazy Eights Eight Max Jun 26 6
$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 26 4
$250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jun 27 3
$1,500 Limit Hold’em Jun 27 3
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Mystery Bounty Jun 28 2
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 28 3
$1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship Jun 28 1
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jun 29 3
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jun 29 3
$500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Jun 29 1
$500 No-Limit Hold’em Salute to Warriors Jun 30 3
$10,000 Limit Hold’em Jun 30 3
$1,500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Jun 30 1
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em* Jul 01 14
$3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Jul 01 1
$10,000 WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold’em Jul 02 1
$400 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Jul 03 1
$1,111 No-Limit Hold’em Little One for One Drop* Jul 04 7
$500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack Jul 04 1
$3,000 Limit Hold’em Six Max Jul 05 3
$600 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jul 05 1
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jul 06 2
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Jul 07 3
$50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Jul 07 3
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty Jul 08 3
$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jul 08 2
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Fifty Stack Jul 09 2
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jul 09 3
$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jul 09 3
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em* Jul 10 3
$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max Jul 10 4
$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jul 11 3
$800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Jul 12 2
$1,500 Eight Game Mix Six Max Jul 12 3
$500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Jul 12 1
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Jul 13 1
$2,500 Mixed Big Bet Jul 13 3
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Jul 14 2