Get out your calendar and mark the dates. The 44th Annual World Series of Poker is set to start on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in news released today by WSOP.com. The schedule of events is yet to be released by WSOP, but there is confirmation that the 2013 WSOP will run for 49 days and end on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013, when the Main Event reaches the final table.
Look for three starting flights to the Main Event on July 7th, 8th, and 9th; the event is spread over 10 consecutive days from July 7 through July 16, 2013.
The 2012 WSOP had a massive 74,766 players that turned out for the 61 bracelet events and played for more than $222 million in prize pool money; the biggest in the WSOP’s 43-year history. Close to 500 tables will be in action for the 2013 WSOP since the crowds are expected to be bigger. Cash games start on May 29 and run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The schedule of events hasn't been finalized but the WSOP says players can expect "around 60 gold bracelet events and a similar schedule as years past." The standard events like the Seniors, Ladies, Casino Employees, and a charity tournament will be there and No Limit Hold'em weekend events will be on the schedule.