Harrah's Announce 2007 World Series of Poker Schedule

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. recently announced the schedule for the 2007 World Series of Poker. This 38th edition of the world’s most prestigious poker tournament, will take place from 1st June to 17th July 2007, and will be staged once again at the Rio(R) All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and televised exclusively by ESPN.

It will feature 55 bracelet events with buy-ins up to $50,000. Among the additions to the schedule are a $2,500 HORSE event and $5,000 Mixed Hold’Em Events, as well as a $5,000 Heads-up No-Limit Hold’Em World Championship.

Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the World Series of Poker was quoted as saying “The 2007 schedule offers something for everyone. As part of our commitment to innovate for the benefit of all players, we’ve added nine bracelet events and created more opportunities for both amateurs and professionals to win poker’s most coveted prize.”

The 55-event 2007 WSOP schedule compares with 46 events in 2006, when more than 42,000 entrants from 56 countries generated a total prize pool exceeding $171 million – the largest purse in competitive sports. The 2006 WSOP Main Event – the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’Em World Championship – attracted a field of 8,773 players. More than 870 players won money in the 2006 WSOP Main Event, including reigning world champion Jamie Gold, who captured the top prize of $12 million.

In addition to an expanded schedule, the 2007 WSOP will offer players more space, with up to 300 tables available for tournament and live-game play. The additional tables will enable tournament officials to reduce the start days for the WSOP Main Event to three. As in 2006, WSOP officials will allow players entering the Main Event to choose their start dates as long as seats are available on the selected dates.

For more information on the 2007 World Series of Poker go to www.worldseriesofpoker.com

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