World Championship of Poker Begins Saturday at Rio; Live on ESPN/ESPN2/PokerGO

July 7, 2017 by  

World Championship of Poker Begins Saturday at Rio; Live on ESPN/ESPN2/PokerGO
The 48th running of World Series of Poker, poker’s ultimate championship, returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino this Saturday, with thousands of players expected to enter the $10,000 buy-in event in hopes of claiming poker’s ultimate prize. 

Officially, Event #73, the second-last event of what is already another record-breaking World Series of Poker, has three starting flights: Saturday, July 8, Sunday, July 9 and Monday, July 10, all beginning at 11:00am, with play running until 11:45 am nightly.

Poker pros, celebrities and Average Joe’s from more than 85 nations are expected. Last year, 6,737 players participated, and the winner, Las Vegas’ Qui Nguyen, collected $8,005,310 million.

The prize pool is expected to be more than $60 million with the winner walking away with a prize expected to be around $8,000,000.

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 – Brasilia, Pavilion, Miranda & Amazon Ballrooms


  • Saturday, July 8 at 11am – Flight “A”
  • Sunday, July 9 at 11am – Flight “B”
  • Monday, July 10 at 11am – Flight “C”

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