Eight new events. Credit card purchase changes. Daily Deepstack tournaments return.
WSOP.com released the official 2017 World Series of Poker schedule Wednesday, announcing eight new tournaments, more credit card purchase options, a return of the popular Daily Deepstack events, and a $10,000 buy-in Tag Team battle to round out a total of 74 gold bracelet opportunities for poker players around the world.
Action begins Tuesday, May 30th and will continue through July 17th at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Start times for the majority of bracelet events will be 11:00am or 3:00pm local time (PST).
List of New Events
Upswing Poker featured pros Doug Polk and Ryan Fee will need to get to Vegas early this year if they wish to participate in the $10,000 buy-in Tag Team Event #2, which begins Wednesday, May 31st.
Credit Card Purchase Options Extended
World Series of Poker representatives have pointed out two major changes to credit card buy-in options with players’ convenience in mind.
1. Credit cards will now be accepted at the cage along with cash and chips to buy-in to official WSOP tournaments. This is a change from 2016, when credit card purchases were restricted to online registration.
2. Credit card purchase limits for WSOP events have been raised from $1,500 to $10,000. This means that a player can buy-in to the 2017 WSOP Main Event with a credit card while on-site at the Rio.
Four “Daily Deepstack” Tournaments + Satellites
The Pavilion Room will again host four Daily Deepstack events (2pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm local time) on most days along with satellite entry qualifiers that offer budget-friendly chances to capture a WSOP bracelet.
For more information on specific events, tournament structures and starting chip stacks, consult the Official WSOP 2017 Tournament Sheet.
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David Huber (known as “dhubermex” online) has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade. He currently assists several poker and gaming entities as a researcher, writer, and consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief & Head Moderator of online tournament rankings site PocketFives (2006-2011).