|Written by Anthony|
|Monday, 18 April 2016 16:25|
Play now!The excitement of playing poker returns with the 2016 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 31st to July 18th as the 47th edition of poker's longest-running tournament series starts its annual summer journey. This year’s improvements include revamping the places paid in events to increase payouts to 15% of the field (up 50% from the previous 10% standard; as a result the organizers expect to reach the money earlier in events); new 11 am and 3 pm start time (up one hour from previous start times), as well as several 10 am events; all $10,000 buy-in events will get 50,000 starting chips (up 66% from previous years and in line with all other events getting at least five times buy-in in chips); and structure sheets for each event on the schedule, since some events have been tweaked in an effort to aid events meeting scheduled duration.
The doors will open officially on Tuesday, May 31 and just two days later the largest field tournament of the summer will take begin .Colossus II will return June 2nd, 3rd and 4th with three starting days this year, a $1 million first place prize and a $7 million prize pool guarantee for a mere$565 buy-in. Back on the schedule by popular demand are the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Little One for ONE DROP, Seniors Event and Ladies Championship. This year's schedule will feature 69 official gold bracelet events spread out over a period of 50 days, with buy-ins ranging between $565 and $111,111. The WSOP Main Event will reach its final nine players on Monday, July 18, 2016.
The World Series of Poker is known for playing poker games in a wide variety of styles, including Omaha, Stud, H.O.R.S.E., short-handed, shootouts, and more. For example, there is Dealer's Choice, where players can pick their own game among 19 different variants. The something-for-everyone schedule includes gold bracelet events, satellites, cash games and four daily deep stack tournaments. Buy-ins for tournaments at the Rio start as low as $75. Cash games will start on May 31st and run 24 hours a day throughout the 7-week series in the Rio Convention Center for the 12th year in a row.
The summer poker festival reaches its zenith with the world's longest-running poker tournament; the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em WSOP Main Event championship, slated to run over 10 consecutive days from July 9th to July 18th and featuring three starting flights. The current slate of individual events scheduled during the 47th Annual WSOP have been finalized, with weekend events and a broad spectrum of other variations of playing poker at entry and championship level buy-ins being mixed in during the series.