- The 2022 WSOP will take place from May 31 to July 19, 2022.
- It will move from the Rio, where it has spent 17 years, to Bally’s and Paris.
- 2022’s tournament will be the first held on the Las Vegas Strip.
LAS VEGAS - For 17 years, the World Series of Poker has been held at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, but no longer. Caesars Entertainment and the World Series of Poker announced that the tournament will instead be held at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
These properties, like the Rio, are operated by Caesars Entertainment, so there won’t be a huge change in terms of how the famous gambling event works.
.@CaesarsEnt @WSOP announced today that the 53rd annual @WSOP tournament will be held at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, May 31-July 19, 2022; Vince Vaughn was also named as the event’s official celebrity Master of Ceremonies #WSOP #Poker #LasVegas
— Sweet Lou Monaco (@loumonaco) November 17, 2021
This move marks the first time that the World Series of Poker will be held on the Las Vegas Strip proper, having previously been hosted at the Rio and the Horseshoe.
Additionally, the event will be held on the usual dates - May 31 to July 19, 2022 - returning to a normal schedule after COVID-19 lockdowns caused disruption in previous years.
Vince Vaughn will be in attendance as the official celebrity master of ceremonies, and issued a statement detailing his excitement for the event and his connection to both Las Vegas and poker.
"I have such a strong connection to Las Vegas and am honored to be selected as the Master of Ceremonies for what is set to be the most anticipated World Series of Poker tournament ever," Vaughn’s statement said. "Poker has long been one of my favorite sports, so to be a part of something as historic as the WSOP finally moving to the Strip is an absolute dream. Vegas Baby, Vegas!"
2021 WSOP Just Ended
The 2021 World Series of Poker just wrapped up due to the aforementioned scheduling problems caused by COVID-19. Koray Aldemir took the win in the Main Event, taking home $8 million, and beating out 6,650 other entrants, each of whom paid $10,000 to enter.
The announcement of the new location for the WSOP actually took place in the context of the buildup to the final table in the 2021 WSOP.
"As we approach the Final Table, we look back on yet another successful Main Event that exceeded expectations," said WSOP Senior Vice President Ty Stewart at the time. "We are absolutely thrilled with this year's turnout, both domestically and internationally.