46th Annual World Series of Poker Begins Today, May 27

46th Annual World Series of Poker Begins Today, May 27
The action kicks off today, Wednesday, May 27 at noon for the annual Casino Employees Event – a unique event bringing all Las Vegas employees together under one roof. 

On Friday and Saturday (May 29-30), huge crowds of poker players will descend on Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a $565 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament that guarantees $5,000,000 in prize money. This event will have four starting flights – two each day — one at 10:00 a.m., the other at 6:00 p.m. This is expected to be the largest live poker tournament ever held!

The World Series of Poker is the gaming industry’s 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 game’s most coveted trophy – a World Series of Poker Champion’s Bracelet.

WHERE: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Convention Center (11th year at Rio)


  • The $565 Casino Employees event begins Wednesday, May 27 at noon
  • The $565 Colossus event begins Friday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m.
  • The 68-event schedule runs from May 27 – July 14, 2015