WSOP Unveils More 2020 Dates; Offers Chance at Super Bowl Tickets

Sean Chaffin December 20, 2019 1203 Reads
The WSOP released more 2020 dates this week.

Poker players received a bit of a Christmas present early on Thursday. The World Series of Poker followed up on its recent dates released with even more of the schedule set.

The series outlined 12 more major events for the 2020 event, which is set to run from May 26 to July 15 at the Rio in Las Vegas. More events weren’t expected until 2020 but the WSOP went ahead and released another slate of dates.

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Big field WSOP event dates released

With a dozen more dates released, more of the WSOP schedule has begun to take shape. The series confirmed three events last week. Those included the Big 50, Seniors Championship, and Main Event.

On Wednesday, the WSOP fleshed out a few more popular events that have become staples at the annual mecca for the game.

Here are the events released with a complete schedule of all events below.

  • Casino Employees Championship
  • Ladies Championship
  • Super Seniors
  • Millionaire Maker
  • Monster Stack
  • Double Stack
  • Tag Team
  • Colossus
  • Crazy Eights
  • Mini Main Event
  • Little One for One Drop
  • The Closer

 A look at the WSOP 2020 schedule so far

Many of those events released are popular and attract large fields. Some help anchor the series’ weekend schedule throughout the summer.

“While we are still putting together the 2020 WSOP schedule in its entirety, we have cemented the key No-Limit Hold’em events that anchor it all,” WSOP Vice President Jack Effel said in a news release.

“We hope this announcement right before the holidays can help you lock in travel plans so you can join us at the Rio in Las Vegas for the 51st running of the WSOP.  We will continue to fill out the rest of the schedule and provide updates as we progress.”

Here’s a look at the complete schedule of the 15 events released so far:

Starting Flight Dates Event Buy-in Re-entries
May 27 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 None – Freezeout
May 27 Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em $500 1
May 28, 29, 30, 31 Big 50 $500 1 per flight
May 28-31 Casino Employees Championship $500 1
June 1 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $600 1
June 2 Super Turbo Bounty NLH - $300 bounty/player $1,000 None – Freezeout
June 3 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 5-6 Millionaire Maker $1,500 1 per flight
June 6 Seven Card Stud $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 7 Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em (40,000 starting chips) $1,000 1
June 8 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed $600 1
June 8 Short Deck $10,000 1
June 9 HORSE $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 10 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed $1,000 1
June 12-13 Monster Stack $1,500 None – Freezeout
June 12 Super Turbo Bounty NLH $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 13 Dealers Choice 6-Handed $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 14 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $800 1
June 15 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $400 None – Freezeout
June 15 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $10,000 1
June 16 8-Handed Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack $600 1
June 17 Ladies Championship $1,000 (ladies)
$10,000 (men)
1
June 18 Seniors Championship (age 50 and up) $1,000 1
June 18 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 19-20 Double Stack $1,000 1 per flight
June 20 Pot-Limit Omaha $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 21 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $800 1
June 22 Super Seniors (age 60 and over) $1,000 1 per flight
June 22 Tag Team (two-person teams) $1,000 per team None – Freezeout
June 22 Poker Players Championship $50,000 None – Freezeout
June 23 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em $600 1
June 24 Razz $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 24-25 Colossus $400 1 per flight
June 26 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 26-27 Crazy Eights $888 1 per flight
June 28 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 29 Mini Main Event $1,000 None – Freezeout
June 29 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 30 Limit Hold’em $10,000 None – Freezeout
June 30 FINAL 500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em $500 1
July 1, 2, 3 Main Event $10,000 None – Freezeout
July 2 WSOP.com Online NLHE $10,000 None – Freezeout
July 4-6 Little One for One Drop $1,111 Unlimited
July 10-11 The Closer $1,500 1 per flight
July 12 Little One for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 + $111 Unlimited
July 13 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 1

Online events not yet revealed, Super Bowl tickets up for grabs online

With a shared liquidity market in between Nevada and New Jersey, online poker should remain a major part of the 2020 events. The ultimate court decision on the Wire Act may decide that future beyond 2020.

On Thursday, the Department of Justice extended its deadline to June 30 for operators to come into compliance. The DOJ has argued that the Wire Act extends to other forms of online gaming beyond simply sportsbook.

The New Hampshire lottery filed suit and won the first round. The event is back in an appeals court now and the fight is expected to extend into the summer.

While that date comes about halfway through the WSOP, Online Poker Report notes:

Also included is a stipulation that the grace period could end 60 days after final judgment in New Hampshire.”

The series offered its most online tournaments to date in 2019, with nine exclusive online bracelet events. Even if the court rules in favor of the DOJ, that extension may at least allow online players in New Jersey to participate.

In the meantime, players in Nevada and New Jersey can take advantage of a unique opportunity at WSOP.com. The site is currently running its Sit ‘N’ Go to the Super Bowl promotion through Jan. 19.

Players can win a trip for two to Miami to see Super Bowl LIV. To earn entries into a drawing for the tickets, players simply have to do the following:

  • Make a first time deposit on WSOP.com
  • Win a Sit ‘N’ Go tournament of $1 or greater buy-in 
  • Play in a $100,000 guaranteed Sunday tournament

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