WSOP Returns in 2021 with Live and Online Events

WSOP Returning to Live Events in 2021

The World Series of Poker, the festival of events to determine poker’s best players, will return this year in its usual in-person format. The WSOP, held mostly online last year because of COVID-19, will host this year’s tournaments in the United States, Europe, and online.

The festivities will include several preliminary contests with the online rounds running through the summer. The Main Event tournaments are scheduled for finals in Las Vegas in November and the Czech Republic in December.

News Highlights

  • WSOP returns in 2021 with live and in-person events
  • Popularity and success in 2020 brings back WSOP online series
  • Main Events will be held in America and Europe

World Series of Poker 2021 Schedule

The online version of the WSOP kicks things off with a sequence of featured events expected to begin in July. Then in the fall, the American and European in-person competitions start.

WSOP Executive Director, Ty Stewart is dedicated to following existing COVID-19 protocols at the sites.

In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get back to Vegas.

Ty Stewart

More details of the play, timing, and accommodations will be announced at later this spring and summer. Organizers have set preliminary dates that may change as conditions shift.

United States Timeline in Las Vegas

Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

The leading site for the WSOP, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Vegas, will be the scene of several contests during the first weeks of play, now set to get underway on September 1st.

A charity event to benefit frontline health workers will kick off the schedule. Then there will be a $25,000 HORSE contest and a $5 million guaranteed prize pool tourney.

The Main Event, a $10,000 buy-in tournament, runs from November 4th to November 17th.

WSOP in Europe

King's Casino Rozvadov Czech Republic

The European rendition (WSOPE) will return to the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and is scheduled for November 19 – December 8. Those dates are conditional according to the regulations and pandemic situation for the host city.

The Euro series will include 15 bracelet events with a €10,000 buy-in Main Event and a €50,000 High-Roller tournament.

WSOP’s Successful Online Series Will Return

With the pandemic forcing people to gamble online, WSOP held a series of online tournaments during the summer of 2020. The response was so good that they are bringing the internet competition back for ’21.

World Series of Poker Logo

This year’s internet contests will begin on July 1 and conclude with a $1,000 Main Event, with several bracelet competitions along the way. The full schedule and details will come later this spring, but the WSOP says players for some events can qualify for as little as $1.

The online play will operate through WSOP’s All American Poker Network at for US players and GGPoker for international competition.

Get Ready for World Famous Poker Competitions

For decades, WSOP has been famous for its dramatic flops, turns, and rivers at the final tables. The competition is also known for turning everyday poker players into stars and millionaires through skilled and pressure-packed play. 

The 2021 edition should be no different. And with the return of the online poker competition, WSOP will have bigger and better participation than ever.

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