Publication date: 23 Apr 2024

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is one of the most prestigious and famous events in the poker world. This tournament brings together the best players from around the world to compete for the title of champion and huge cash prizes. The WSOP attracts both professional and amateur players. As a result, it creates a unique atmosphere of rivalry and excitement.

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2024 World Series of Poker

The 2024 WSOP promises to be one of the most exciting and emotional tournaments in poker history. It will take place at the iconic and historic Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 28th to July 17th. Players will be competing for a seat at the final table and the chance to win a first prize of over $8 million. The casino has been a major venue for years, offering players and spectators a unique atmosphere of excitement and competition. This year’s WSOP is expected to amaze, impress and leave unforgettable memories for all participants and spectators.

History of the Tournament’s Creation and Development

The history of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) dates back to 1970. At that time, the famous poker player Benny Binion decided to organize a tournament to determine the best player in the world and to promote poker as a sporting game.

The first WSOP was held at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas. Surprisingly, only six players competed for the $30,000 prize pool. The winner was Johnny Moss, who was voted best by the other players.

Over the years, the WSOP has become increasingly popular among amateur and professional poker players. The number of entrants and the tournament’s prize pool grew steadily. In addition, the tournament itself became a symbol of excitement and rivalry in the poker world.

In 2003, the poker world was shocked by the victory of amateur player Chris Moneymaker in the WSOP Main Event, where he won $2.5 million. This triumph brought poker to the attention of millions and helped popularize the game.

Today, the WSOP is one of the largest and most prestigious poker tournaments in the world. Each year, hundreds of players from around the world gather in Las Vegas to compete for the WSOP title and huge cash prizes.

Tournament Results for the Last Three Years

Year Venue Winner
2023 Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas, Nevada  Daniel Weinman (USA)
2022 Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas, Nevada  Espen Jørstad (Norway)
2021 Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada  Koray Aldemir (Germany)

2025 World Series of Poker

There is no current information on the dates of the next WSOP poker tournament.

Keep an eye on the dates of poker tournaments and other events on our Sporting Events Calendar.

Besides, read our article on “Poker in Films and Series”.

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