Caesars Interactive Entertainment has announced the dates of 13 more events that is scheduled to be a part of the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) which will be held at the Rio Convention Center, Las Vegas from 28 May to July 16.
The WSOP had released the first part of its schedule towards the end of 2018 and has now come another part of its confirmed agenda to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Dates have been finalized for signature annual events such as the Ladies, Super Seniors, Casino Employees, Marathon, The Closer, and The Little One for One Drop. Some of the highlights of WSOP 2019 are going to be a mini main event with a buy-in of $1000 and one-day super turbo events. To make things better than ever, the buy-in to the Colossus has been cut down to $400.
Main Features of the Colossus
The Colossus which draws one of the biggest playing field at the WSOP will have starting flights on June 26 and June 27. The WSOP decided to reduce its buy-in to $400 which makes it the lowest buy-in event in which a WSOP gold bracelet can be won. Last year, the Colossus had a buy-in of $565.
Participants can start the event with a chip stack of 40,000 and the event will feature 40-minute levels. The survivors of the starting flights will play the Day 2 event on June 28 as a combined field, and the final table will be played on June 29.
New Mini Main Event
The WSOP 2019 will include a brand new event. This will be a Mini Main Event with a buy-in of $1000 and will be played two days before the $10,000 Main Event. This event will be played on July 1 and 2 and participants will begin with a chip stack of 60,000 and a blind structure which includes 30-minute levels.
Super Turbo Bounty Tournaments
These tournaments last for just one day, giving players the opportunity to win a WSOP gold bracelet in a 24 hour period. Each participant of the $1k Super Turbo event carries a bounty of $300. However, the $1500 events assign each player a bounty of $500.
Jack Effel, the vice president of the WSOP told media that the schedule of WSOP 2019 is finally taking shape and confirmed that more details will be released in the coming weeks. He also said that Caesars and the WSOP are doing everything they can to make the 50th WSOP bigger and better so that it gives players more value for their time and money.
Players will be able to pre-register online only towards the end of March or early April after the regulators have approved all the events. Poker players residing in Nevada and New Jersey can qualify for WSOP events, including the bracelet events and the WSOP Main Event through online satellite events at the 888poker site. The WSOP is set to release its complete schedule before the first quarter of this year is done.