2014 will mark the 45th year of the WSOP and will begin on Tuesday, May 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the 10th consecutive year the event has been held at the Rio.
Events will run for 49 consecutive days, concluding with formation of the final table of the main event on July 14, with the main event running for 10 days starting on the July 5th.
On June 29, the “Big One for One Drop”, the $1 million buy-in no-limit hold’em charity event, makes its return for the 2nd time since its debut in 2012. This seven-figure buy-in was held for the first time in 2012 and didn’t run last year. The “Little One for One Drop” is also on the 2014 schedule featuring a $1,111 rebuy.
In addition to the main event and other typical bracelet events, the WSOP will be running a “Millionaire Maker” on May 31. The $1,500 buy-in was held for the first time in 2013, and attracted 6,343 entrants. The tournament guaranteed a first-place prize of seven figures.
The full list of bracelet events is currently being finalized by the WSOP organizers and will be released some time in January along with the full schedule. More than 60 official gold bracelet events are expected.
For the first time, players in Nevada and New Jersey will be able to qualify to WSOP events online via regulated internet gaming in those states and apparently while in New Jersey or Nevada, eligible players can play on WSOP.com, whether a resident or not, and satellites are expected to run regularly throughout the WSOP.