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LAS VEGAS (June 2, 2023) – The 54th annual World Series of Poker® (WSOP®) returned to the Las Vegas Strip in spectacular fashion inside Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas with the first bracelet winner of the tournament already crowned and multiple events set to conclude over the coming weekend. This year’s WSOP kicked off with heartwarming moments, show-stopping action, and a star-studded playing field featuring the game’s most prominent faces.

“Summer camp is back in session,” said Vice President of the World Series of Poker, Jack Effel. “This year was the smoothest opening in the 53-year history of the WSOP. If you’re ready for the action, we’re ready for you.”

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Week 1 Highlights

As part of opening day programming, the WSOP observed a moment of silence to honor Poker Hall of Fame inductee and two-time WSOP Main Event champion, Doyle Brunson, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 89. “As we get another WSOP underway, we’re reminded how indebted we are to the colossal impact Doyle had on the WSOP and the game of poker itself,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel. “Doyle was the sport’s biggest ambassador who helped bring poker to the mainstream. He is a legend that we had the honor to work alongside for more than 50 years. We owe so much to Doyle and look forward to setting records this summer as a special tribute to his legacy.”

Following two days of play, Alexandre Vuilleumier of Switzerland took down a star-studded final table to win a prestigious WSOP Gold Bracelet and the first prize of more than $1 million at this year’s WSOP.  

What To Look Forward To kicked off a June promotion with 2006 Main Event winner Jamie Gold, who won the biggest Main Event field in history. Jamie will be livestreaming WSOP Online Bracelet events each Sunday and players outlasting him, or meeting play criteria at live-action tables are eligible to win a seat in a $50,000 freeroll to play against him. Full promotion details are available on

  • Tuesday, June 6 – Event #16: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
  • Wednesday, June 7 – Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold’em
    New this year, Gladiators of Poker is the WSOP’s lowest buy-in event offering players a chance of taking home a $3 million guaranteed prize pool along with a highly coveted WSOP bracelet.
  • Thursday, June 8 – Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship

The full 2023 WSOP schedule, including a booking link for discounted participant hotel rates, can be found on Players should follow @WSOP on Twitter or IG or check for event news and updates.

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About World Series of Poker:

Part of Caesars Entertainment’s Caesars Digital operations, the World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.63 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2022, the event attracted 197,626 entrants from over 100 different countries to the Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas and awarded more than $347 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit

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