It’s that time of year again.
The World Series of Poker returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 28 to July 16. Now in its 50th year, WSOP has been attended by everyone from the world’s professionals, to first-time players and celebrities like Nelly; with a celebratory gala and awards evening, as well as a huge opening weekend event, this year’s WSOP is definitely not one to be missed.
“For the city, this has become the most important gamblers’ convention,” said WSOP’s Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We have a lot of other attractions and events, but as far as qualified gamblers, we are bringing tens of thousands of folks to the city which are creating hundreds of thousands of room nights.
“We are truly lifting the city in the summer,” he added. “It’s a great responsibility and we feel an immense amount of pride.”
Throwback to 2018
Last year’s event was definitely one for the poker history books.
After a dramatic 10 hours of heads up play at WSOP’s Main Event, John Cynn finally took down Tony Miles to win the coveted Main Event Bracelet — as well as a cool $9 million and poker immortality.
It was a high-pressure, climatic event to end an already exciting year of record-breaking firsts. Farhintaj Bonyadi won the $1,000 Super Seniors event, making her and son Farzad Bonyadi the first mother-son duo in the history of WSOP.