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46th Annual World Series of Poker Opens May 27

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46th Annual World Series of Poker Begins!

Nearly $200 Million Expected to be Awarded; Opening Weekend To Break Records

Play Begins Wednesday, May 27 with Casino Employees Event & Runs through July 14 

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas expected to be packed on Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30 for $565 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em with $5,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

WHAT:  Play begins at the world’s largest, richest and longest-running poker tournament.

The action kicks off 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)

WHEN:  The $565 Casino Employees event begins Wednesday, May 27 12pm    

                   The $565 Colossus event begins Friday, May 29 at 10am

                   The 68-event schedule runs from May 27 – July 14, 2015

WHO:  The greatest card sharps and amateur hopefuls from more than 100 countries around the globe. In 2014, 82,360 entered and $227 million in prize money was awarded to players from 110 different countries.


CONTACT: 
Seth Palansky, 702-407-6344, spalansky@caesars.com;
Cheslea Ryder, 702-785-6328, cryder@caesarspalace.com

www.WSOP.com

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