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World Series of Poker Kicks Off

World Series of Poker Kicks OffThe 45th annual WSOP takes place between May 27-July 14, featuring a potential $200 million in prizes.

The biggest poker tournament in the world is back! The 45th annual World Series of Poker will kick off on May 27, 2014, and will feature a whopping 65 events that players can participate in! The series goes until July 14, 2014, and the main event promises to reward the lucky winner with $10 million, and of course, the famous diamond-encrusted bracelet.

In total, 65 WSOP gold bracelets will be awarded throughout the series, three more than the previous year. The entire series will be televised on ESPN, and will be held at Las Vegas’ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the tenth year in a row.

“We have tweaked our schedule and feel very good about the opportunities it presents poker players of all levels,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel. “Now in its tenth consecutive year at the Rio, we believe operationally we have optimized the experience to provide players maximum choice and comfort and can’t wait to open the doors May 27.”

Online Poker Option

This year, WSOP will allow online poker players to play in poker rooms during the live poker events. The tournament has set up a room with computers, WiFi and more to accommodate online players. There will also be online banking available for withdrawals and deposits.

Big Prizes

Big Prizes include $1 million for the $1500 buy-in Millionaire Maker and $10 million for the Main Event (Event #65), as well as the possibility of $20 million for the Big One for ONE DROP. Of course, the WSOP is anticipated to dole out a staggering $200 million throughout the entire series!

“For ten years we have tried to raise the bar on tournament poker,” commented WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “There is real optimism 2014 can be our biggest year yet with an anticipated $200 million in prize money to be paid out this summer. With new satellites and daily tournaments exclusively on WSOP and a plethora of side events, there is more reason than ever to make the trip to poker mecca.”

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