W.S.O.P. Main Event 2017 Odds
The WSOP Main Event will play down to a final table of nine on July 17. The 2017 schedule will feature Colossus III, the world’s largest live poker event as the opening weekend event, a three-day $565 buy in reentry no-limit hold’em tournament from June 2 through June 4. During its first two years, the event had 43,987 entries. Cord Garcia won the inaugural Colossus in 2015 earning $638,880.
Events back on the schedule from prior years include Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Little One for ONE DROP, Seniors Event and Ladies Championship.
The $10,000 buy in No-Limit Hold’em WSOP Main Event Championship will kick off July 8 and run across 10 consecutive days, until July 17. The starting flights are as follows: July 8, July 9 and July 10. The first event on the schedule is the Casino Employees event on May 31 with a $565 buy in no-limit hold’em tournament. The tourney will run two days and have a single reentry format. The Seniors Event will feature a $1,000 buy in no-limit hold’em format on June 16 with a single reentry option.
WSOP.com is the real-money online poker site used by the player to qualify for the WSOP events - but it is only available to players in New Jersey and Nevada. Because of the expected number of participants 500 poker tables have to be set up. Last year, the players from 107 countries made pre-money tools totaling $ 221 million.
Even though two more starting days were added in 2016, the Colossus II drew 21,613 entries, less than the record-breaking number the tournament saw the year before. It will be interesting to see how the event fares this year. The average WSOP gold bracelet event in 2016 featured a prize pool over $3 million with $555,475 going to the event’s winner. With the WSOP’s new 15 percent payout utilized for the first time, a record 15,767 entrants made the money last year. Current Champion Qui Nguyen topped a field of 6,737 entries to win the $8 million top prize in November. The Vietnam native defeated poker pro Gordon Vayo after a record-breaking, nine-hour, heads-up session to claim the championship.
The 39-year-old Nguyen won his seat to the 2016 Main Event through a $1,100 satellite.
From $10,000 Championship events to daily deep stack tournaments, the 2017 WSOP is sure to have something to suit every bankroll.
The 48th annual WSOP will again accept tournament buy-ins via a credit card in 2017. Seth Palansky, vice president of corporate communications for Caesars Entertainment, announced the Series has increased the credit card transfer maximum to $10,000.