The spring and summer months are usually reserved for the annual WSOP series in Sin City. Memorial Day has always been the first day of the WSOP, and the series would go on until some time in July. Although the last year and the whole situation around the pandemic messed with this tradition and many other poker tournaments, poker fans in the US can expect poker events to get back on schedule in 2021.
The WSOP wanted to make sure that the event will take place this year and rescheduled it for fall to avoid any potential risks. The famous poker series will take place between September 30 and November 23 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
The WSOP Main Event will feature a $10K buy-in, while the exact details are still to be worked out by the WSOP organizers. However, when it comes to other poker events in Las Vegas, most of them will not be delayed. What is more, some of them even started in May, while others are expected to take place through June and July.
Nevertheless, there will still be a WSOP tournament from July 1 to August 1, but it’ll take place online. Any poker player of the legal gambling age located in Nevada will be able to join daily WSOP online events and win fantastic prizes.
Live Poker in Las Vegas Already on Fire
The end of May marked the beginning of a poker-infused summer in Las Vegas. Some tournaments went live the moment the authorities loosened up pandemic-related regulations in live casino venues.
Some events that are currently ongoing include:
- Wynn Summer Classic — Started on May 27 and will last until July 13. Buy-in ranges between $200 and $10,000, and the guaranteed prize pool can reach $10 million.
- Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series — Started on May 3 and will last until August 1. Buy-in ranges from $200 to $25,000, and the guaranteed prize pool goes up to $3 million.
Upcoming Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas
In addition to the ones that already started, several more poker tournaments will commence in the upcoming months. Here’s the list of the most prominent future Las Vegas live poker events:
- Orleans Summer Poker Series — Runs from June 11 to July 22. Buy-ins can go from $150 – $600, and players will get a chance to fight for the $500K prize pool.
- South Point Mega Stacks — Between June 11 and June 22, poker players will have a chance to get a piece of the $50K prize pool each night for a $250 buy-in.
PokerGO Tour — PokerGO has partnered with Aria and will be hosting numerous poker tournaments with different buy-ins. Currently, the US Poker Open is occupying PokerGO studios at Aria, after which many other high-roller tournaments will follow as a part of the PokerGO Tour.