The 47th running of pokers ultimate championship, the World Series of Poker, returns to the Rio this Saturday, July 9, with thousands of players expected to enter the $10,000 buy-in event in hopes of claiming pokers ultimate prize.
Officially, the second-last event of what looks like another record-breaking WSOP has three starting flights: Saturday, July 9, Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 11, all beginning at a new time this year 11 a.m., with play running until 11:45 nightly.
Amateurs, poker pros, celebrities and poker enthusiasts from more than 85 different countries are expected to take to the felt. Notable celebrities and sports stars are expected in the field.
The prize pool is expected to be more than $60 million with the winner walking away with a prize expected to exceed $7,000,000.
The World Series of Poker is the gaming industrys premier event, each year drawing tens of thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe to Las Vegas to compete for millions in prize money and the games most coveted trophy a World Series of Poker Champions Bracelet.