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The World Series of Poker Is Moving to The Las Vegas Strip In 2022

After 17 Years At The Rio, The Series Will Take Place At Bally's and Paris Las Vegas From May 31 - July 17, 2022


The World Series of Poker has officially found a new home for 2022.

During the final table of this year’s main event, news broke that next year’s 53rd annual WSOP will be moved to Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. In an official press release, the WSOP also revealed that the series will be returning to its typical summer timeslot after one foray into the fall. The 2022 series is planned to run from May 31 – July 19.

“As we approach the final table, we look back on yet another successful main event that exceeded expectations, we are absolutely thrilled with this year’s turnout, both domestically and internationally. As we close out this chapter at the Rio, we are excited to have the iconic Vince Vaughn usher in a new era of WSOP at Bally’s and Paris next summer,” said World Series of Poker Senior Vice President Ty Stewart in the release.

The series has spent the past 17 years at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, having moved there in 2005 following the acquisition of the brand by Caesars Entertainment. Prior to that, it was held at Binion’s Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas where the WSOP was founded.

Vince Vaughn and Jack EffelIn addition to the news about the big move, actor and comedian Vince Vaughn was also revealed as the official celebrity ‘Master of Ceremonies’ for next year’s series. The star of comedy hits like Dodgeball, Wedding Crashers and Old School assisted WSOP Vice President Jack Effel in announcing the ‘shuffle up and deal’ to kick off the final table action.

“I have such a strong connection to Las Vegas and am honored to be selected as the Master of Ceremonies for what is set to be the most anticipated WSOP tournament ever,” said Vaughn. “Poker has long been one of my favorite sports, so to be a part of something as historic as the WSOP finally moving to the Strip is an absolute dream. Vegas Baby, Vegas!”

The full schedule of events for the 2022 WSOP is slated to be released in January.

Vaughn and Effel photo credit: PokerGO / Enrique Malfavon.