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The Ultimate Guide to the 2021 World Series of Poker

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is just around the corner, and poker enthusiasts from around the world are eagerly waiting for this prestigious event. With an official schedule featuring 88 bracelet events, there...

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is just around the corner, and poker enthusiasts from around the world are eagerly waiting for this prestigious event. With an official schedule featuring 88 bracelet events, there is something for everyone at this year's WSOP. Let's dive into the details and get you prepared for the poker extravaganza of the year!

What's New in the 2021 WSOP Schedule?

The 2021 WSOP schedule was released on June 15, and it promises an exhilarating lineup of events. From charity events to high-stakes tournaments, the WSOP has it all. The opening weekend will feature Event #3: Covid-19 Relief NLH Charity Event, dedicated to supporting frontline health workers. Additionally, Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. will be a highlight for poker veterans. However, all eyes will be on 'The Reunion,' a $500 buy-in event with a massive $5,000,000 guarantee. Could it surpass the record-breaking turnout of the 2019 Big 50?

How to Enter the 2021 WSOP?

Registration for the 2021 WSOP will open in August both online and in person. For in-person registration, head to the WSOP Main Cage at the Rio Convention Center. The registration area has expanded, ensuring a smooth and efficient process. You can register 24/7 from September 30 to November 23. Make sure to bring a valid photo ID and your Caesars Rewards Loyalty card. International players will need to provide additional proof of address.

Howard Mash Howard Mash won $662,594 and a gold bracelet at the 2019 WSOP Seniors Championship.

Online registration is also available through Bravo Poker Live. Visit the Belize Ballroom at the Rio Convention Center to validate your identification. Once verified, you can select events online, print your seat cards using the self-service kiosks, and head straight to the tables. Stay tuned for the official announcement when online registration opens in August.

The Iconic WSOP Main Event

The 2021 WSOP Main Event is the pinnacle of the tournament series. It features four starting flights from November 4 to November 7, with a buy-in of $10,000. Satellites and qualifying events will be held both live at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and online at GGPoker and WSOP.com. More details on how to enter this year's Main Event will be released soon, so keep an eye out for updates.

Exciting Events to Look Forward to

Apart from the Main Event, the WSOP offers a plethora of thrilling tournaments. The 2021 WSOP Seniors Championship will take place from October 27 to November 1, featuring two starting flights. In 2019, Howard Mash emerged victorious, taking home a whopping $662,594 in winnings. The Colossus, the lowest buy-in event of the 2021 WSOP, will have two starting flights on October 29 and 30, with a buy-in of just $400.

Where to Stay during the WSOP

To make your WSOP experience even more enjoyable, all Caesars Entertainment resorts in Las Vegas, including the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, offer reduced hotel room rates for WSOP bracelet event participants. Use the special advanced booking code "WSOPM" when making your reservation. Rates start as low as $47, and select resorts like Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino provide discounted rates exclusively for WSOP players.

Tax Considerations for WSOP Winners

If you're lucky enough to win big at the WSOP, it's important to be aware of tax obligations. Tax forms will be completed for winners with earnings exceeding $5,000 net of the event buy-in. Participants without a Tax Identification Number and foreign players from non-tax treaty countries may be subject to a 30% tax withholding.

Join the WSOP Team

If you're passionate about poker and want to be a part of the WSOP experience, you're in luck! WSOP jobs are available, including positions such as WSOP Dealers, Human Resources Coordinators, and Poker Floor Supervisors/Managers. Check out the Caesars Entertainment careers website for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

To find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the 2021 WSOP, consult our comprehensive FAQ section. We cover everything from registration and schedules to rules and regulations.

Now that you're armed with all the essential information, get ready to shuffle up and deal at the 2021 World Series of Poker! May the cards be in your favor, and the thrill of the game lead you to victory.