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Pre-Registration Opens for World Series of Poker

New Rules Created to Reduce Profanity

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The RioLet the games begin. Or, at the very least, let the registration for the games begin.

Harrah’s Entertainment announced yesterday that pre-registration for the 2009 World Series of Poker is now available. Players wishing to compete in the 40th-annual WSOP can reserve their spots either online at www.worldseriesofpoker.com or in person the main cage of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Tournament organizers emphasized the fact that entries are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and that capacity is limited.

“As now customary, no alternates will be seated at the 2009 World Series of Poker,” said Jack Effel, WSOP tournament director. “We encourage players to pre-register early to guarantee their seats.”

The 2009 WSOP will feature 57 bracelet-events from May 26-July 15, with the final table of the main event to be played out in November. Besides the prestigious main event and the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, the series is highlighted by a $40,000 no-limit hold’em event, nine additional $10,000 world championship events, and an open $1,000 event in the series’ initial weekend.

“This is the year that you’re going to get the most value out of all of the bracelet tournaments,” said Effel. “This is the year to chase the dream.”

The WSOP recently announced that players were going to receive more starting chips in all of the events and additional levels in some tournaments.

Harrah’s has tightened its rules on profanity and obscene language at the World Series for 2009. While previously players were not allowed to direct foul language at any competitor or staff members, they are now prohibited from uttering any curse words at all while in a public area of the casino.

 
 
 
 

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DCJ1
over 12 years ago

"Harrah’s has tightened its rules on profanity and obscene language... players are now prohibited from uttering any curse words at all while in a public area of the casino." Penalty, after penalty, after penalty...

 
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