Following the conclusion of the first-ever WSOP Paradise, which crowned Stanislav Zegal as the WSOP Paradise Main Event winner, the World Series of Poker announced a return to Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas for the 55th edition of the WSOP. The 2024 WSOP from the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled for May 28 to July 17, 2024.
The marquee WSOP Main Event will take center stage beginning on July 3 and will conclude with a champion being crowned on July 17. There will be four starting flights, and players can register on Day 2 like in previous years. In 2023, Daniel Weinman topped the record-breaking 10,043-entrant WSOP Main Event and won the $12,100,000 first-place prize after defeating Steven Jones heads-up.
The 2023 WSOP Main Event was a PGT-qualifying event, and Weinman's victory earned him 2,300 PGT points. Jones earned 1,700 PGT points for his second-place finish, and third-place finisher Adam Walton scored 1,500 PGT points. All three are currently in a position to finish inside the PGT leaderboard top 40 and qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll. For the first three seasons of the PGT, several WSOP tournaments qualified for the PGT.
“There’s not much more that can be said about what a special year 2023 was for the WSOP and the game of poker,” said Ty Stewart, SVP and Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “But it’s time to turn the page and begin the countdown to 2024. Records are made to be broken. We’re busy on improvements to make sure 2024 is both the biggest and best event in poker history. Mark your calendars and bank those vacation days. We’ll see you in Vegas.”
The 2024 WSOP schedule will be announced in early 2024, but some of the events returning alongside the Main Event include the Mystery Millions, Millionaire Maker, and the Senior's Championship. With tournament records shattered at the 2023 WSOP, bigger events are expected to be on the schedule as the WSOP continues to push the limits of tournament poker during the Summer.
The 2023 WSOP included three of the largest tournaments of all time. The 2023 WSOP $300 Gladiator of Poker attracted 23,088 entrants and created a prize pool of $5,679,648. Jason Simon won the event for $499,852 and it ranks as the second-largest tournament behind the 2019 WSOP $500 Big 50, which had 28,371 entrants.
The 2023 WSOP $1,000 Mystery Millions attracted 18,188 entrants and was won by Tyler Brown for $1,000,000. It is the sixth-largest poker tournament in WSOP history. The 2023 WSOP $400 COLOSSUS attracted 15,894 entrants and was won by Moshe Refaelowitz for $501,120.
Stay tuned to PGT.com for the announcement of the complete 2024 WSOP schedule.
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