2022 WSOP Schedule Released; 88 Live Bracelet Events, Vax Requirement Out

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The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule is now official, and it includes 88 live and 14 online bracelet events at the Horseshoe (currently Bally’s) and Paris casinos on the Las Vegas Strip from May 31 to July 20. Players won’t be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 this year.

Last year’s poker extravaganza took place in the fall due to COVID-19, but the 53rd annual WSOP will return to its traditional summer slot. The upcoming poker series will see a change in venue from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the first time since it was hosted downtown at Binion’s, the WSOP’s original home.

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Full 2022 WSOP Schedule

Players will be welcomed to the new venue on May 31 with the beginning of in-person registration, tournaments, satellites, and cash games. The first two bracelet events include a $100,000 high roller bounty right out of the gates, and as per usual, the $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em event.

Early in the series (June 2), the WSOP is hosting a $500 buy-in Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em tournament to welcome players to the new host site, and $5 million are guaranteed in that event.

2022 WSOP Live Schedule

Event #DatesBuy-InTournament
1May 31-June 1$500Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em
2May 31-June 2$100,000High Roller Bounty NLH ($25k Bounties)
3June 1-4$2,500Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em
4June 1-4$1,500Dealers Choice 6-Handed
5June 2-7$500The Housewarming NLH ($5m Gtd)
6June 2-4$25,000Heads-Up NLH Championship (64-Player Max)
7June 3-5$1,500Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
8June 4-6$25,000High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
9June 4-6$1,500Seven Card Stud
10June 5-7$10,000Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
11June 6-7$600No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
12June 6-8$50,000High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
13June 6-8$1,500Limit Hold’em
14June 7-9$1,5006-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
15June 7-10$10,000Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
16June 8-11$3,000No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
17June 8-10$2,500Limit Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (A-5,2-7,Badugi)
18June 9-10$1,000Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em
19June 9-12$25,000High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha
20June 9-11$1,500Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
21June 10-14$1,500Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em
22June 10-12$10,000Seven Card Stud Championship
23June 11-13$3,0006-Handed Limit Hold’em
24June 12-13$1,000GGPoker Flip & Go No-Limit Hold’em
25June 12-13$800No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
26June 12-14$10,000Limit Hold’em Championship
27June 13-15$1,500Shootout No-Limit Hold’em
28June 13-15$50,000High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha
29June 13-14$1,500No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
30June 14-16$1,000Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
31June 14-16$10,000Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
32June 15-17$1,500H.O.R.S.E.
33June 15-16$3,0006-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
34June 16-18$1,500Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em
35June 16-18$2,500Mixed Big Bet Event
36June 16-18$1,500Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
37June 17-21$1,500Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em
38June 17-19$10,000No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
39June 18-21$3,0006-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
40June 18-20$10,000Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship
41June 19$1,000Super Turbo Bounty NLH ($300 Bounties)
42June 19-21$100,000High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
43June 20-21$500Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em
44June 20-23$10,000H.O.R.S.E. Championship
45June 21-23$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha
46June 21-24$5,0006-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
47June 22-26$1,000Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (50+)
48June 22-24$1,500Eight-Game Mix 6-Handed
49June 23-25$2,000No-Limit Hold’em
50June 23-25$250,000Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
51June 24-27$400Colossus No-Limit Hold’em*
52June 24-26$2,500Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed
53June 25-26$5,000Mixed NLH/PLO
54June 26-28$500Salute to Warriors USO Charity NLH
55June 26-27$1,000/TeamTag Team No-Limit Hold’em
56June 26-30$50,000Poker Players Championship
57June 27-30$600Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em
58June 27-29$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
59June 28-July 1$1,000Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (60+)
60June 28-30$10,000Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em
61June 29-July 2$1,000Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
62June 29$1,500Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em ($500 Bounties)
63June 29-July 2$10,000Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
64June 30-July 1$600Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
65June 30-July 2$3,000Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em
66July 1-3$1,000Mini Main Event
67July 1-2$10,000Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em ($3k Bounties)
68July 2-5$1,000Million Dollar Bounty NLH (Top Bounty is $1 Million)
69July 2-5$10,000Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
70July 3-16$10,000Main Event
71July 7-11$1,111One More for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em
72July 7-9$1,500Mixed PLO Hi-Lo/”Big O”/Omaha Hi-Lo
73July 8-10$1,500Razz
74July 9-11$1,500Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed ($500 Bounties)
75July 10-14$777Lucky 7’s NLH 7-Handed ($777,777 Gtd 1st Place)
76July 10-11$1,979Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH (HOF’ers are Bounties)
77July 11-13$1,500Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha
78July 11-13$2,500No-Limit Hold’em
79July 12-14$10,000Razz Championship
80July 13-14$600Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
81July 13-15$5,000Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
82July 14-15$8008-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
83July 14-16$50,000High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
84July 14-16$3,000H.O.R.S.E.
85July 15-17$1,500The Closer No-Limit Hold’em*
86July 15-17$10,0006-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship
87July 16-17$5,0008-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
88July 17$1,000Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em
 July 18-20FreerollTournament of Champions (Invite-Only)

The 2022 WSOP schedule features tournament buy-ins ranging from $400 to $250,000 and includes a solid mix of events for players at all bankrolls, along with numerous non-NLH variations. Koray Aldemir will have an opportunity to defend his world title starting on July 3.

Koray Aldemir 2022 wsop schedule
Koray Aldemir is the defending WSOP Main Event champion.

The Main Event runs from July 3-16 and returns to its traditional three-day opening session structure after having six Day 1 starting flights in 2022.

2022 WSOP Schedule Highlights

  • May 1-June 1: Event #2, $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty ($25k bounties)
  • June 2-7: Event #5, $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em ($5 million guaranteed)
  • June 9-12: Event #19: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha
  • June 19-21: Event #42, $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
  • June 24-27: Event #51, $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em
  • June 26-30: Event #56, $50,000 Poker Players Championship
  • June 30-July 2: Event #61, $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
  • July 3-16: Event #70, $10,000 Main Event
  • July 18-20: Tournament of Champions ($1 million guaranteed freeroll)

2022 WSOP Online Bracelet Schedule

DateBuy-InTournamentStates
June 5$5,300No-Limit Hold’em High Roller FreezeoutNV/NJ
June 5$500No-Limit Hold’em Big $500NV/NJ/PA
June 12$400No-Limit Hold’em Ultra DeepstackNV/NJ/PA
June 19$1,000Pot-Limit OmahaNV/NJ
June 19$500Pot-Limit OmahaPA
June 26$600Online Deepstack ChampionshipNV/NJ/PA
June 28$500No-Limit Hold’em Turbo DeepstackNV/NJ
July 3$500No-Limit Hold’em DeepstackNV/NJ/PA
July 10$7,777Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em High RollerNV/NJ
July 10$1,000No-Limit Hold’em Online Bracelet ChampionshipNV/NJ/PA
July 12$3,200No-Limit Hold’em High RollerNV/NJ
July 16$777No-Limit Hold’em Lucky 7’s Second ChanceNV/NJ/PA
July 17$5,300No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Freezeout EncoreNV/NJ
July 17$500No-Limit Hold’em Summer SaverNV/NJ/PA

Return of the Tournament of Champions

Among the new events scheduled for this coming summer is the return of an old favorite. The Tournament of Champions, a freeroll to the 88 live bracelet winners in 2022 and 2021/2022 Circuit ring winners, takes place July 18-20 and will serve as the final event of the 53rd annual summer poker festival.

The Tournament of Champions features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. This will be the first year since 2010 the TOC has taken place. It also ran from 2004 to 2006, and some of the game’s biggest stars have captured the coveted prize in the past. In the past, the tournament was invite-only and this will be the first year all bracelet winners have been invited to the event.

Annie Duke won the inaugural TOC in 2004 for $2 million, beating out Phil Hellmuth heads-up. She was the only player out of 10 in the freeroll to win money. Mike Matusow won it for $1 million in 2005, Mike Sexton took it down for $1,000,000 in 2006, and Huck Seed shipped it for $500,000 in 2010.

TV Coverage, Vaccines, Face Masks, Parking, and a Celebrity Ambassador

The 2022 World Series of Poker will feel more normal than last year. Not only is it returning to the summer, but the WSOP doesn’t have plans at this time to require COVID-19 vaccination to compete. Of course, that isn’t set in stone and that could change if Nevada’s pandemic guidelines are altered. Face masks also won’t be required of attendees.

Actor Vince Vaughn will serve as Master of Ceremonies this summer and will compete in some WSOP events. The star of hit flicks such as Wedding Crashers and Old School will give the WSOP some non-poker mainstream attention.

Vince Vaughn, Lon McEachern, Norman Chad

“Being named the Master of Ceremonies for the first WSOP to ever take place on the Las Vegas Strip is incredible and I can’t wait to be back in Vegas on the tables,” said World Series of Poker Master of Ceremonies, Vince Vaughn. “I’ve been busy shooting a new series, but made sure to get on the poker table as much as I can. I’m excited to give it a go against some of the best players in the world, Phil Hellmuth has nothing on me!”


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With the WSOP taking place on the Strip going forward, that means the parking situation won’t be as easy as it was with the Rio’s massive free parking lot right behind the convention center. But there are numerous parking ramps within walking distance to the casinos, including at Horseshoe (Bally’s), Paris, Harrah’s, and The Linq, all Caesars Entertainment properties.

The main WSOP cage will be in Paris’ convention center space where most Day 1 tournaments will run, and the TV feature table will be placed in the Bally’s event center. Players will not be moved from casino to casino while tables break. Bally’s and Paris convention center spaces are connected along a hallway and the two properties have a shared parking garage.

PokerGO and CBS Sports Network will once again handle the broadcast duties for this year’s World Series of Poker. There will be 18 bracelet event final tables streamed on PokerGO, and at least 15 hours of Main Event coverage provided. A full broadcast schedule will be available on a future date.

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